St Francis Bay

Paddling Club

All welcome – join us every Wednesday at 17:30 at The Quays on the canals for a time trial or just a social paddle

With safe, sheltered paddling in the canals, long river paddles up the Kromme River (navigable for 14km), and the usually calm sea in the bay, St Francis is for sure a paddler’s mecca.

On top of this are the world-class downwinds to JBay and Oyster Bay for the more adventurous.

In May 2006 we organised a surfski race, our first mid-year race in the ‘new’ era. It was a great success in huge conditions! In 2007 we started the Easter ‘King of the Kromme’ and the Canals Winter Challenge, now long term fixtures on the calendar.

These are in addition to the famous Sporty Anderson at Christmas, and the New Years Day Canal Race.

There are various other races, eg the Gamtoos, and the Shark Point Doubles, not forgetting the SA Champs, which are now a regular feature here!