Whitewater Kayaking

The club has a very active group of white water paddlers who are out most weekends paddling. We use local rivers such as the Usk and Wye, but also do trips and weekends further afield. This includes North Wales, Dartmoor, the NE of England, the Lakes and Scotland. We also visit the Cardiff White Water Centre throughout the year to practice and develop skills in a more predictable environment. Check out our calendar for the next activity.

Most years we also organise a trip to the Alps for a week immersion in more challenging rivers. In addition to these we combine with other members for joint trips to areas of interest for all. Of course, we also like to surf, see our Sea, Surf and Touring page.

Surfing is also an interest with many members of the club, not just the white water paddlers. Every year we organise a long weekend camp on the Gower to which all members are welcome. This provides an opportunity to both Surf and Sea Paddle. Some members also dabble in stand up paddling at this time. This is a great weekend for all the family. We also regularly organise trips to Porthcawl to surf in Rest Bay or surrounding area.

Being Gloucester based, we have to include surfing on the Severn Bore. Most years, surfing members take on the bore at some stage or other. Bores happen as the incoming tide pushes back against the flow of the river, causing a wave to travel up river. Spring and Autumn are the traditional time for taking on this challenge.