Sandgate Canoe Club – A Place for Every Paddler

There are a variety of ways to wield a paddle, and our club encourages members to explore the different facets of our sport. Within the club we have three groups who share a love of paddling, but practice it in quite different ways.

As we are based in Shorncliffe, we have easy access to a variety of waterways such as Moreton Bay, the creeks of the Boondall Wetlands and the Pine River. Members can participate in a range of different paddles according to their interest and ability level. We are a very friendly club with an active social committee.

The Sandgate Propellers – Our racing group

Drop by the Yundah St ramp at sunrise, and you are likely to encounter members of our racing division in  training. This group is focuses on fitness and technique, training mainly in the local Cabbage Tree/Nundah Creek reaches. However competition takes some of them much further afield. Throughout the year, members can participate in in-house, inter-club and state competitions, and our club has a proud tradition on the podium at such events. Interested? Find out more!

Go Places with the Sea Kayak Group 

Our active sea kayak group is passionate about the challenge and adventure of the open water. These paddlers train regularly to hone the skills which are essential for their trips throughout the Bay and surrounding islands. Our club has a strong contingent of highly experienced sea paddlers, who assist newer members to take on the open water with confidence and safety. Their expeditions venture through some of the region’s most beautiful natural scenery and can involve camping overnight.

We run trips for members every Tuesday and Saturday morning commencing at 8am. The trips are planned well in advance by our paddle planning coordinators with a wide range of locations from the passage on Bribie Island to the beautiful Southern Moreton Bay Islands.

Our Creekies Paddling Group – the Relaxed Approach

Why the rush? Some paddlers prefer a gentler pace, and the chance to take in some scenery along our local creeks and rivers – it’s still great exercise, you know. Our social Creekie Paddling Group meets most Saturdays or Sundays for casual outings, using stable craft on the flat, safe waters of Nundah and Cabbage Tree Creeks from our home base at Shorncliffe . For new paddlers, this approach offers an easy, enjoyable introduction to the sport. It is also ideal for those who wish to build their fitness gradually… or people who just like a relaxed paddle for enjoyment’s sake.

Sandgate Junior Paddlers

Learn fun new skills, keep fit, make friends and enjoy our local neighbourhood from the water. Under the guidance of qualified coach Allana Bold, budding young paddlers between 10 to 17 years are invited to join the club and take part in term programs that focus on adventure or competition. Read more…