Outdoor SessionsThe Adur Canoe Club's main activities are based on the River Adur, Shoreham-by-Sea. The club's main sessions are run on the River Adur most Sunday mornings - on the water at 10.30am throughout the year. During the summer months the club run a Tuesday evening session - on the water at 6.45pm.
Tuesday evenings are more aimed towards the more experienced canoeist.
Please check our session times regularly.
All our sessions are run by voluntary coaches.
About our Sunday SessionsThe river Adur is a unique location due to the tidal nature of the river and the areas it passes through, we have a great variety of activities to offer. For less experienced paddlers, high tide is the time to come, when there are a range of teaching and journeying activities to do.
The "plug hole" is a favourite teaching location as it offers sheltered water, but it's only available when it fills with water at high tide. Other favourite areas include "cuckoo corner" an area a mile or two miles above the centre. Places like these offer instructors a chance to teach the BCU star awards, and generally get a group to have fun and get wet!
Low tide offers fun for the more experienced paddler, the Adur becomes a series of narrow channels, where fast moving water produces several nice features for getting whitewater experiences. Our features also allow for playboating, a great way of honing paddling skills, and showing off too.
The river also leads into the sea, allowing even more variety. Depending on conditions there can be some nice Surf on Shoreham beach, and kayak surfing can be just as fun as Surfing on a board. The sea offers not only surfing, but a great range of trips too, there are a few paddlers of the club who have got into Sea Kayaking too.
When not teaching or generally messing around, there are often a range of short trips, either up or down the river.
Up the river offers some scenic locations, as well as a few places to play and teach at. The footbridge offers a good place to practice the finer control of turning strokes. Further up is the already mentioned "cuckoo corner" and (if you have enough time and stamina) even several pubs up in Bramber.
Down the river leads to the Harbour, then the sea. The Harbour offers a more sheltered area, which very occasionally gets some surf, and is a great place for paddlers who have never surfed before.
Tuesday Evening SessionsWhen it isn't too dark to paddle, more experienced paddlers can have fun without having to be more careful of newer paddlers. It's also a time where instructors can relax a little and mess around more.
Tuesdays only run during the summers, as it's too dark (and cold!) to paddle during the winter. Instead we run weekly pool sessions.
Open DaysWe attempt to hold at least one Open Day per year, it's a great opportunity to see what the club does (for free!), and they're always great fun!
Check the Events page for details on any up coming Open Days.
Pool SessionsWe welcome everyone to pool sessions at Waders Pool, they are a great (and warm) place to practice in, and usually have good instructor cover.
Please make sure all equipment you bring is clean.
Check the Fees page for pool fees.