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Fun, friendly and adventurous!

About the club: 

Welcome to UEA Kayak Club! We are a fun and friendly club which caters to all abilities - whether you've kayaked before or never picked up a paddle! We paddle mostly flat water in Norfolk, but always have trips planned to white water rivers or centres, and run regular sessions, socials, and trips throughout the year. We welcome members at all points during the year, so it's never too late to join!

 

 

Check out the fabulous video below highlighting the club's white water trips and the more adrenaline pumping trips that our alumni have taken over the last few years!

There is no better way to see Norfolk than having a peaceful paddle along the flatwater rivers, especially if you've just moved here! Take a look at the further details about the club below. We can't wait to see you soon :)

 

Sessions:

When? We run sessions on Wednesday and Sunday every week during term time, from 13.00-16.00.


Where? We meet at the water sports shed, which can be found at Suffolk Terrace Block C (red dot on map) at 13.00, where we get changed and pick up the boats. We then head down to the River Yare on campus, by the bridge on the other side of the lake.

What? At the sessions we work on building up your kayaking skills, going for a leisurely paddle along the river, playing some raft games and occasionally paddling down down to the weir.

To sign up to a session go to our Facebook page where a signup sheet is posted every week. Put your name down to reserve a boat. 

After kayaking come and join us at the SU bar!

We hope you're excited to get paddling and we can't wait to meet you all!

                                                                  

 

Trips:
We run trips to local and national rivers, whitewater centres, and pools throughout the year. They are a range of beginner, intermediate, and we try to do advanced as much as possible.Our trip secs always have some killers ready!

In March of every year we travel to the National Student Rodeo, which is an amazing kayaking festival held at a whitewater centre with plenty of partying at the end of the day!

Please note: Trips this year (2022/2023) will run according to and dependent on government advice regarding COVID-19.

 

Socials: 

We have planned loads of great socials this year, for drinkers and non-drinkers alike! Socials are a great way to get to know everyone better, so come along even if you're not a regular paddler!

There's no pressure to drink or stay out for the whole night - we want you to have a good time and feel safe and comfortable!

 

Competitions:

NSR - The National Student Rodeo happens every March, and is the largest freestyle paddling event in the world! It's an amazing weekend of white water paddling, stunts, duos, and partying. The members who go have a fantastic time, and it's highly recommended.

This year we are hoping to compete in both the BUCS Wild Water Race and BUCS Slalom events! We are also excited to help kayak safety BUCS events such as the BUCS Flat Water Race and the BUCS Triathlon which will be happening in Norwich this year.


Cost:
£25 per year for the year.
£15 if you join for a single semester.



What's included?
All equipment hire! Boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, spray decks, cagoules, boots, wetsuits, and more!



What should I bring?
Something to wear in the water/under a wetsuit/change of clothes, shoes you don't mind getting wet and a towel.


Come along, have fun and meet some chill and cracking people!


Your Committee 2020/21:

President - Ella Frary (Society, Culture and Media)

Vice President - Ben Archer (Adult Nursing)

Secretary - Claudia Schmidt (Medicine)

Treasurer - Dougie Pitman (Environmental Science)

Health and Safety Officer - Fergus Cutting (Cyber Security MA)

Trip Secretaries - Sam Vonk (Psychology) and Katie Rayner (Psychology)

Social Secretaries - Joe Collins (Politics and Economics) and Kat Stillwell (Environental Science)

Equality and Diversity Officer - Bea Montgomery-Christy (History)

Union Rep - Josh Bell (Ecology and Conservation)

Publicity Officer - Katie Rayner (Psychology)

First Year Rep - Eden Hoppe-Tarr (Environmental Science)

Get In Touch!

Make sure to join the UEA Kayak facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ueakayak/) and follow us on instagram (@ueakayak) for more in-depth information! 

Any questions please feel free to ask us via the club email (ueakayak@gmail.com) or on the UEA Kayak facebook page.

 

 

Events

UEA Kayak Accessible Taster Session
Whiltlingham Adventure
Have you wanted to try kayaking in a fun, friendly and safe environment but have accessibility requirements? Well this is the session for you! With UEA SU DSD With Whitlingham Adventure (transport from UEA, meet at 12:00pm)
Brecon Beacons White Water Trip
Brecon Beacons (meet at the shed)
Our first white water river trip of 2022/23!
Christmas Meal
Middletons Steakhouse and Grill
Join us for a festive Christmas meal!