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Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers (KASK) ~ Official New Zealand Website

KASK was established in 1992 as a national association for sea kayaking in New Zealand. An incorporated society, it is run by a national committee which is elected annually.

KASK is supported by 16 regional sea kayak networks and clubs which organise trips and provide services at a local level. KASK maintains close liaison with allied organisations such as Water Safety NZ (WSNZ)Maritime New Zealand and New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA).

See Changes to VHF channels for weather and Coastguard repeaters from 1 Oct 2016.


Kayak Fest 2018

Kayak Fest 2018

2-4 March 2018
Ngatitoa Domain, Mana

Frequently Asked Questions

Details of Sessions, Bios of Instructors and the Photo Competition are on the Kayak Fest 2018 link.

IKW 2018

IKW registration open now. 

5 March to and including Friday, 9 March
Moving Days – 5 (Monday) March, 10 (Saturday) March, 15 (Thursday) March
Part 2 – French Pass – gateway to D’Urville Island – from  10 (Saturday) March to  14 (Wednesday) March



Where to start

If you are new to kayaking, a good place to start is the Safety page.
Especially ABC of Safety & Rescues and Rescues – how to.


KASK's aims are to:

1. Promote and encourage the sport of sea kayaking
2. Promote safety standards
3. Develop techniques and equipment
4. Deal with issues of coastal access and protection
5. Organise sea kayak forums around the country
6. Publish the Sea Canoeist Newsletter and the KASK Handbook


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