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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.

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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, www.balancedboater.com.

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


NEW TO THE EK SHOP – Autumn 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, a bottom exit sleeve in the hydration rear pocket, 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, that may save your bacon, without compomising on conformt and ergonimics. Order HERE.

Vaikobi Hi Vis Paddle Shirt
High vis is here, for those of us wanting to be seen by our peers on the water, as well as other water users & hopefully less lkely, our rescuers. This lightweight, extremely high vist T-shirt from Vaikobi is comfortable to wear, cut for paddling, durable & looks like it has a battery lighting it up in low light. 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. Order HERE.

Zhik High Vis Long Sleeved Rashie
Durable Nylon Spandex with UPF 50+ sun protection and smooth, non-itch comfort and stitching in a stunning hives that will greatly enhance your viability to other water users. With an anatomic 3D fit it comes in a range of tops and bottoms to suit your needs. 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

Vaikobi V Heat Paddle Shorts
V Heat Performance Fabric combined with V Superstretch airprene, featuring seamless airprene butt panel for maximum comfort without restricting rotation, an articulated cut designed for extreme comfort whilst sitting in your craft, a short leg for maximum comfort, scooped back and low front design, and superior breathablity & moisture Management properties, with SPF 50+. Order HERE.

Surf Yogi Bombproof Zinc
Surfyogis Surfscreen Zinc is the best Surfscreen in the world!!! Made from natural and clean ingredients sourcing the best that we can find. Chocolate, beeswax, zinc oxide and coconut oil make up this delicious smelling highly effective brew, and it sticks like mud to a blankdt, providing long lasting protection. Awesome stuff..... Order HERE $24.95