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Bass Strait by Sea Kayak - the video of our 2018 crossing


An article from the EK blog giving a broad overview of our range of surfskis, how each fits into the categories of entry level, intermediate & elite. Click HERE to read the article, with a short summary of each of the designs we sell through the four manufacturers we represent (Epic, Fenn, Think & Carbonology). While it's impossible to give a comprehensive review of each boat, this little guide should help you narrow down which boat is going to suit your ability.

G'day Viv!


An article from the EK blog giving a broad overview of our range of kayaks, where they fit in the grand scheme of things & what to expect from them. Click HERE to read the article. While it's impossible to give a comprehensive review of each boat, this little guide should help you narrow down which boat is going to suit the type of paddling you're wanting to do.

Rob Mercer Sea Kayaking offers one on one or group training for paddlers looking for some instruction from one of Australia's most well known & respected sea kayak instructors. Click the link above to contact Rob through his website,

We're now stockists for Red Paddle Co, the world's best inflatable SUPs. Click HERE for more information.


NEW TO THE EK SHOP – Winter 2019

The philosophy behind our online store is that we will always do our best to at least match the prices we see around the web internationally, so you can finally get some great quality sea kayaking kit at the same prices you’d be paying if you resided in the US or UK. We even throw in the freight on all orders over $50, so you can truly let your typing fingers do the walking. Click the link in the left menu or browse the range HERE. You'll find a range of products that we have grown to rely upon, over years of testing & daily use in the sea. Delivery will be arranged on the day the order is placed, by standard post or courier.

Peak UK Explorer Zip PFD
This feature packed PFD, made from a memory foam that shapes to your form, has now been improved with two very bright high vis options, orange & lime green. Now with two lash point for lights or a PFD knife and a rejigged fitting system, this is the best sea kayaking PFD on the market for those who need to carry the gear on their person without compomising on conformt and ergonimics. Order HERE.

Peak UK Marathon Racer Jacket
An ultra-light, high vis jacket with a baffled neck opening to keep you from overheating, designed for wind & rain protection without compromising performance. The best ultra lightweight paddling jacket for racing or touring we've seen, suitable for the cooler months & wind cooler days in the breeze in summer, a great match to Australia's continental coastal climate. Order HERE.

The Big Foot Kayak Foot Plate System
An adjustable, ergonomic, and near enough to universal solution to the vexed problem of inadequate mass manufactured foot peg systems. Key features include easy field serviceability with standard marine stainless for all screws, nuts, washers and hinges, no tricky springs or special clips, all made from tough 5504 Marine Grade Aluminum. Australian designed and Manufactured: By Sea kayakers for real kayaking conditions. Order HERE.

Shelta Seahawk Performance Sun Hat
The SEAHAWK performance sun hat is our mid-width brim styles. Still made for being on or in the water, our innovative SHELTAtech construction has a hydrophobic mesh lining that repels water and is sewn directly to the head- band to eliminate any "sag" issues. No questioon, these are the best wind-beating hats ever made, the brim just doesn not move even in winds up to gale force. Avaialvle in a huge range of styles and now high vis colours too. Order HERE.

Vaikobi V-Cold 2019 Paddle Pants
The highly acclaimed VCold Storm Paddle Pants has been upgraded for 2019 with updated fabrication and design to increase performance in cool to cold conditions. Order HERE

Red Paddle 10'6 Ride SUP
If you could only ever have one Red Paddle Co board, the Ride 10’6” is the one we’d tell you to get – it’s already the world’s most popular inflatable SUP but continues to win numerous SUP industry and consumer awards. Order HERE.
$1599.00 (including paddle, and all accessories pictured)

Vaikobi Hydroflex Paddle Top
Hydrophobic tops have been around for quite a while now and are great because they do a fantastic job at repelling the water away from your skin and keeping you protected from the cold water.  Order HERE.

NRS Hot Mamba Pogies
the ultimate thermal protection for paddling in frigid conditions while allowing a bare-hand grip for maximum paddle control. Order HERE $49.00