Sea Kayaking Articles from P&H Staff, Team Paddlers, and Friends

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Sea Kayaking round Carmel Head

The latest trip inspiration from Jim Krawiecki – Paddling from Cemlyn Bay around Carmel Head and on to Church Bay on the north west coast of Anglesey.


Mark Kalch joins the P&H team

We are really excited to welcome Mark to the P&H family,  Mark is a professional explorer and adventurer whose human powered expeditions have led him through the Omo Valley in Ethiopia and walking alone across the Islamic Republic of Iran to paddling in Southern Africa, Australia and South America. His expedition background is diverse.

Now his multi-year 7 rivers 7 continents project sees him paddling the longest river on each continent from source to sea. A combined distance of some 22 000 miles.

Amazon River (South America) – 6937 km (4300 miles) – completed 2007/2008
Nile River (Africa) – 6650 km (4132 miles)
Yangtze River (Asia) – 6300 km (3916 miles)
Missouri – Mississippi River (North America) – 6275 km (3912 miles)
Volga River (Europe) – 3645 km (2266 miles)
Murray-Darling River (Australia) – 3370 km (2904 miles)
Onyx River (Antarctica) – 40 km (25 miles)

In 2008 he completed a successful descent of the entire Amazon River from it’s source high in the Andes of Peru to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil. A journey lasting 153 days and covering a distance of 4300 miles.

In 2012 Mark paddles the longest river in North America alone, the Missouri-Mississippi. The 4th longest river system in the world and some 4000 miles long.

More than successful descents alone, his aim is for the 7 rivers 7 continents project to provide a unique insight into the life that rivers have built and sustain. The project will highlight the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.

The Stacks – Anglesey Sea Symposium 2012.

Jimski and friends paddling from Porth Dafarch to Soldiers Point around South and North Stack on the weekend of the Anglesey Sea Symposium 2012.

Sea Kayaking Flamborough Head


A sea kayaking day trip along the Yorkshire coast between the seaside town of Filey and South Landing at Flamborough Head from Jim Krewiecki.

More guides can be found in  Northern England and the Isle of Man Guide Book

Paddle Challenge – England to Finland

This summer Alice Lawson, Erin Dunn and Mark Waddoups will paddle from the UK to Finland. The team from Warwick University plan to kayak the 1600 miles from Dover to Helsinki, the route will take them across the British Channel to France around in the European Coast, along the side of the North Sea, before taking the Kiel Canal through Germany, then continuing along the coast of Denmark and Sweden, before finally arriving in Finland.

The team are usually found on the white water rivers of the UK but will be using the Cetus and Cetus LV for their expedition and are currently training with P&H paddler Roger Chandler on Anglesey.

Leaving – Dover, July 2012

Arriving – Helsinki, September 2012

Rough Water Handling – Guide to Play the Sea

P&H Team paddler Doug Cooper has recently released his new book, Rough Water Handling. Featuring stunning shots of the Expedition Cetus and the unique Delphin Sea Playboat in action Doug uses his extensive personal and coaching experience to show you how to master sea kayak handling skills and techniques in high winds, surf and tide races, and the mental and physical prep needed for open crossings.


Doug is a BCU Level 5 Sea and Inland Coach, Level 4 Surf Coach and Head of Paddlesports at Glenmore Lodge. He has been a P&H team paddler since 1997 and has coached and paddled all over the world.


If you want to take your sea kayak to the next level and really ‘Play the Sea’, this is essential reading!

Photos by Doug Cooper and Lara Tipper

Expeditions Skills DVD now available

This brand new DVD features clips from a wide range of locations and expeditions and advice from some of the best coaches and expedition paddlers.


Solo Scotland Expedition

Alan has wanted to do this trip since school after reading about Nigel Dennis and Paul Caffin kayaking round the UK back in 1980. Loving the idea of the adventure they spoke of and the amazing places they passed he had an idea of kayaking out of the Clyde and back into the forth, this has grown into this trip.

Alan plans to kayak from the Solway Firth around the coast of Scotland taking in as many islands as possible and the Outer Hebrides, finishing in Eyemouth 3 months later. Alan paddles on behalf of three charities, The Erbs Palsy Group, The Children’s Hand Surgery and The Brachial Plexus Injury Service after their support and help in giving his son Cameron the use of his arm after he was born with Erbs palsy injury to his left arm.

Leaving – Solway Firth – Mid April

Return – Eyemouth – Mid July

P&H Support Eat, Sleep, Paddle – UK Circumnavigation

P&H are pleased to be able to support the Eat, Sleep, Paddle – UK Circumnavigation – Paul Barrett and Eurion Brown

In spring 2012 Paul Barrett (left) and Eurion Brown (right) will set off on a 2700 mile paddle around mainland Britain in aid of Barnardo’s and the RNLI. Barnardo’s helps vulnerable children across the UK and helped Paul as a youngster so raising money for them was a natural choice. Eurion is a RNLI crew member. The trip will use only the ‘Best of British’ equipment to highlight the quality manufacture and companies based in the

Leaving – Sandbanks in Dorset around the 16th April 2012

Return – Dorset – Less than 120 Days later


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