Want to see more of beautiful Tasmania by surfski? Our weekend Adventure Paddles will get you off the beaten “track”, broaden your horizons and develop your skills. Adventure Paddles are a fantastic way to see new sights and break out of the normal routine, with an emphasis on fun, safe and challenging downwind expeditions and open water trips. You’ll be surprised at some of these stunning paddling venues only a stones throw away from Hobart.
Adventure Paddles are run on a semi-regular basis according to weather forecast. We normally plan and communicate trip details 3-5 days out. Please contact us or check our Facebook page for up-to-date information prior to purchasing.
We recommend booking Adventure Paddles online to guarantee a place. We need all participants to confirm their participation the day before each trip.
Ninepin Point Tasmania
When - this Saturday 11th January, 2020
Wind - this run comes to life with a moderate to strong W or WSW, producing world class downwind conditions a stones throw from shore
Safety resources - land based spotter and support bus, water based coach(es) in single skis, double skis and/or IRB to suit final group
Format - Half day trip
Where - Charlotte Cove to Gordon at the junction of the Huon River and the d'Entrecasteaux Channel
Distance - 10km (paddlers may do the run several times with a short 10 to 15min drive in between)
Suitable for - paddlers at Moving Targets level (or equivalent), Paddle Progress paddlers transitioning to Moving Targets level (or equivalent), you must be comfortable remounting & paddling in whitecapping conditons
Meeting - 10.00am at Next Level Kayaking (40 Parkdale Drive, Leslie Vale), where we will load skis on the trailer, get aboard the NLK bus, and head to our destination
Registration & gear hire cutoff - 5pm on the Friday prior to the trip
More information - 0439 844 649
A map of the meeting point and intended course is attached.
We have been patiently perfecting this run over the last 12 months and are very excited to introduce it to our Adventure Paddle line-up. We can honestly say that on its day this trip showcases one of Tassie's finest downwind areas, an absolute paddling playground where the tannin-stained waters of the Huon River join the d'Entrecasteaux Channel and interact with the tide and current. Unlike most westerly runs around Hobart this course is very close to land, and can be viewed by your shuttle driver from the road for its entire length. If the wind is WSW paddlers are pushed slightly towards shore with a definite catching net available, paddlers are pushed parallel to shore in W conditions. This is windchop and tiderace central, with sheltered launching and landing spots at the start and finish. During the trip paddlers should expect constant small, fast and choppy runs with the occasional longer-wavelength "screamer" thrown in, a mix of warmer saltwater and colder freshwater, sandbars, shoals and gustyconditions. This run is relatively short at 10km, with the option of doing it multiples times if you like. After getting dry and warm at the end of the trips we head home via Woodbridge or Huonville for some coffee and tasty treats at the local cafes, where many tall paddling tails are told!
- Group paddling expeditions
- Greater Hobart and beyond
- Combination of adventure, training & coaching
- Weather dependent
- Trip formats to suit early stage, intermediate & advanced paddlers
- Not suitable for absolute beginners
- Gear hire available