Tuesday, December 29, 2015

hammer surf sessions

a amalgam of 6 sessions
with no time for reflections
all at my local beach

no waves were harmed in the making of this vid
(but not so sure about the paddler)

happy new year and hope 2016 
gives you lots of time on the water
without much snow, ice or storms


there's a glitch in vimeo - you may need to copy and paste this URL into your browser
(download first for better viewing)

Saturday, December 26, 2015


'tis the season for reflections 
.....................and resolutions
see you on the water in 2016  : )
 (best downloaded first)

Monday, November 23, 2015

shifting sand peaks

on video title it actually reads
as 'shifty sand peaks'
shifty looks a bit shitty in that font 
but didn't want to re-edit

the sand peaks were not shitty
but challenging - uneven swell breaking 'front on' to beach
i'm blessed in surfing in uncrowded clean water 
not sure how el nino will affect surf this summer

vids are actually from 3 sessions at same beach
so sometimes i'm masked, sometimes with nutilik or NLP aleut (thanks gnarly) in my hands
but always in the hammer heaps (thanks glenn)
'tis my goto boat now
and still tuning brain/body to boat
i maintain it takes a couple of years tuning

getting a higher 'spec'ed laptop
so hoping can edit at 1080 120 fps
previous lappie maxed out at 60 fps

got many vids waiting for editing
..........but life gets in the way  : )

best downloaded first and played on big screen with nice speakers

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Victorian Sea Kayak Club - Blue Water Festival - 6 7 8 November 2015 - Cape Paterson

just came back
via Wilson's Promontory (video to come)
from a fun 3 day meet with VSKC
thanks to all those involved
for a great time out on the ocean and on terra firma

paddling regards

recommend downloading first and then play on large screen with nice speakers

Monday, October 26, 2015

fresh unsalted

what, no salt?...........................

living proof that sea kayaks go most anywhere
mixing crisp cascades and rounded warm rocks
with mellow pools wafting with orchid fragrance

i was also curious how the hammer would go as a day tourer
...paddled just fine
and feeling more and more like my 'go to' boat
It's also a stable camera platform, if that floats your boat
If you're with 'go fast straight' paddlers, they may complain
but you'll have way more fun, when you get there!

pretty blue stick is a nutilik - paddled just fine

pretty fresh water is a pretty hour's drive away
- part of my repertoire of paddleable waters
where paddling time exceeds driving time


best downloaded first and then played on a big screen with nice speakers and a wee dram
(now got the vimeo link to work - something strange 'upstream' i suspect)

Monday, October 12, 2015

salt sweet salt

salt sweet salt is a sunday mini-adventure, into the wilderness, with me paddling mate, brendan.
Into the mix goes some rolls, "cave chicken", weeny waves, and 'portal drags' at the salt/sweet/salt transitions.........
And all set against some ear catching audio "doots"..........

You're really missing out, if you don't have a (at least one) plastic in your quiver!

Only 'bug in paradise' are the links to the vid - you may have to copy and paste vid URLs to 'get there' - soz
    best downloaded and watched on a big screen with nice speakers

Sorry, i've tried sorting this; but these links may not work. 
You may need to copy and paste https://vimeo.com/vincentkayak/salt-sweet-salt
to view the vid.
Still worth checking out, especially on a larger screen - it's a sweet vid   ; ]

paddling regards

Friday, October 9, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

funning in and out of clefts

when the seas are flattish
you just need somewheres
to focus energy.......... and the fun
please don't wake me 
coz i'm loving this dream    ; ]

- you may have to copy and paste this link (i'm not sure if it's me or vimeo or a gremlin in between)
-still best downloaded and played on large screen with nice speakers

Friday, September 25, 2015

Quick Hammer Post

not sure if this will get to vid
but here's some frame grabs
still coming to grips with the boat but lots of fun

Sunday, September 13, 2015

indigo and grey

pretty in spring sketch

(best downloaded and played on big screen with nice speakers)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

happy dad's day!

happy dad's day to all the kayaking dads in oz (also NZ PNG and fiji)
(i can't help it if there is no agreed international standard on what makes a good kayak date father's day should be celebrated!)
hope your day was as good as mine

thanks to my family for the love, pressies 
and understanding for my kayaking passion

digging the hammer heaps

love 'em all!

soz - ain't got no vid - i'm about 15 vids behind!........ and my HDs are c-l-o-g-g-i-n-g up

(maybe i should crowdsource a personal assistant? or a 4k capable desktop setup??)

; ]

Saturday, August 29, 2015

drifting down river 2

drifting down river with friends - a motley crew of plastics

-        best downloaded first and played back on large screen with good speakers

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hammer Vid

My first real surf in the P&H Hammer - fun

Thanks to Glenn of Gippsland Kayak Company for the loan of the  Hammer 

and to Ariel, Julian, Ruby and Chungshih of Gearlab for the Akiak paddle


Saturday, August 22, 2015