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Kari-Tek are a family business based in Ayrshire.  We produce a range of kayak handling equipment including the Easy Load Roof Rack. Our Ayrshire shop also sells kayaks, canoes and paddling gear from a variety of quality manufacturers such as Rockpool, Sea Kayaking UK, P&H, North Shore, Peak UK and Reed Chillcheater among others. 

We also run the annual Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium in Tayvallich, Argyll, an event specifically aimed at beginner and improver sea kayakers.

At Kayak Bute we understand sea kayaking can be a dramatic lifestyle change and the choice of kayak almost as daunting as understanding the “meaning of life”... Kayak Bute staff paddle Tiderace kayaks by choice because they are among the best in the world for quality, design and performance. We can help make the right kayak choice for you and offer opportunities for guided introductory days to sea kayaking, coaching and BCU qualifications. As a Tiderace customer you will also gain access to multi-day guided expeditions offered by Kayak Bute on the spectacular west coast of Scotland. Contact us and we and we will arrange to meet you at our Tiderace showroom in Glasgow to discuss models and organise an on the water demo session at your convenience. When you buy a kayak from us, we do not deliver your kayak and say goodbye, but will work with you to make sure you get as much enjoyment as possible from the journeys you make in it.

The HOT recovery drink! After enduring sub-zero road cycling training rides, surfing Britains waves year round and epic snowboarding sessions, we developed APRES - a delicious and warming chocmalt recovery drink that can be enjoyed anytime. After coming in from the sports field, out of the water or off of the mountain it's the perfect & rewarding way to end your workout, the 40g sachet is easy to include into a mountain ration pack or a pocket on a commute to work. Reward yourself!


3:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio
Contains vitamins, electrolytes & L Glutamine
Sustainably farmed milk, sugar & cocoa
Includes natural flavinoids of cocoa and antioxidants of malted barley
Stowable and generous 40g/1 mug servings
Easy to use - add contents to mug, add hot water and stir.. Reward yourself!

Lomo Watersport manufacture a range of kayaking equipment which includes drysuits, spraydecks, drybags, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, gloves, and a whole range of accessories. They keep their prices low by only selling directly to the public through their own website and their Glasgow outlet store. You can see their product range at www.Lomo.co.uk

Sea Kayak Oban is Scotlands Sea Kayak Centre based a few meters from the water in Oban town centre. Sea Kayak Oban’s emphasis on brand choice has been quality regardless of expense. That’s not to say everything is expensive, in fact there are many great deals to be had, but we did want to make sure that all the items would be really good for there intended purpose. The Sea isn’t going to compromise so its really important that the Sea Kayaker doesn’t either.

Our sister business, National Kayak School provides:

  • An excellent opportunity for you to receive great sea kayaking skills coaching while trying out the huge range of demonstration sea kayaks available at Sea Kayak Oban.
  • Many superb Sea Kayaking Holidays, both based in Oban and travelling around the Inner Hebrides.
  • Regular Learn to Sea Kayak and Learn to Sea Kayak Better and Rough water tideraces courses and many others for both Individuals, families and groups.

 – the sea kayaking magazine; An exciting concept in paddle sports publications.
Aimed solely at the ocean paddler and published 6 times a year by Paddle Press Media, Ocean Paddler’s pages includes trip and expedition reports, technique articles, reviews, guides, interviews and much, much more. All our articles will inform, enthuse and excite today’s sea paddler – we guarantee it!
Sea kayaking covers many different elements; from day trips to overnight sojourns; from weekend to week-long paddles; from full-blown expeditions to short play sessions in surf or tidal races and all in conditions, ranging from mild to wild and so will we… Beginners, intermediates and experts alike will revel in the coverage our publication will bring to this amazing sport.
The UK is rightly viewed as a leader in sea kayak manufacturing and design; our coaches are, undoubtedly, amongst the best, if not the best in the World, and we think it’s about time that UK sea kayaking had the dedicated, bi-monthly magazine, it so richly deserves.

P&H Custom Sea Kayaks have been making world class kayaks for over 40 years, in that time we have consistently pushed the boundaries of Sea kayak design and innovation at the same time as ensuring the highest quality standards are kept too. All composite P&H Sea kayaks are designed and hand made in the UK by a team of skilled craftspeople. Our PE kayaks are manufactured using industry leading rotomoulding technologies. This allows us to offer bespoke customisation on all composite kayaks, keep the tightest quality control measures and offer the highest standard of customer service. 

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