Highlights

NSW Paddlers go Freestyle

This summer, the Sydney freestyle kayaking community has run weekly classes for six lucky Western Sydney high school girls, teaching them the basics of freestyle kayaking. A relatively new sport, Freestyle kayaking involves kayaking in white water and trying to throw down as many tricks as possible in a white water feature – a hole or standing wave.

SUP Festival in Sussex Inlet

Over 120 competitors will compete this weekend across the surfing and marathon divisions when the Ocean and Earth Southern Cross SUP Festival is held in Sussex Inlet. Stand Up Paddlers from all over NSW are gearing up to potentially earn their position in the NRMA NSW SUP Team for the upcoming 2015 Australian SUP Titles.

Fiebig brothers excited for Junior Worlds debut

PaddleNSW and Forster brothers Kaspar and Kristian Fiebig will represent Australia at the ICF canoe slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Brazil from 22 to 26 April. A world class field of 300 athletes from 45 countries will compete down the rapids of Foz do Iguassu.

NSW and ACT success at Marathon Nationals

The 2015 Marathon National Championships were held on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra over the Easter long weekend.  Photo page

2015 Australian Freestyle Kayak Nationals

Today's National Freestyle Kayak Competition was a resounding success. Along with local Paddlers we had competitors from interstate including Victoria and Western Australia, many of the juniors competing in their first ever national competition and they are to be congratulated for their efforts.

New PaddleNSW Office street address

After 9 years at the old Sports House, all resident sports moved last month.

The new street address for PaddleNSW is:

"Sports House", Level 2, Quad 1, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park

Postal address remains same for now - PO Box 6971, Silverwater NSW 2128

New phone numbers:

CEO (Peter Tate) 02-8736 1254

PaddlePower Junior Holiday Program

An exciting Paddlesport Program for young people with awards, fun games, and activities Got Your Level 1 Achievement Certificate and want to have more FUN on the Water Come Join our 2 Day School Holiday Kayaking Program

Kayakers take to the sea at Watsons Bay on the 14 March

PaddleSafe in a Sea Kayaking context

RIP Trevor Williamson - former NSW Canoeing President

It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of Trevor Williamson - former President of NSW Canoeing Association. Trevor was a keen member of Lane Cove River Kayakers. More recently he took a keen interest in cycling and had moved to the Central Coast where he had a circle of friends.

State and National Recognition for PaddleNSW Members

Joan and Bruce Morison were justifiably rewarded with Distinguished Long Service Awards at the gala 2014 NSW Sports Awards held at Curzon Hall, Marsfield on 19 February. Having each served canoeing and paddling at club, state and national level for well over 65 years, the recognition was well overdue.