Welcome to Performance Sea Kayak
It's not about being the best; it's about being the best you can be...
The Performance Sea Kayak web site details various UK + Ireland based trips, records, challenges and events undertaken by sea kayakers. Partly we aim to record those who are currently pushing the hardest, paddlers who are stretching the boundaries and throwing down the gauntlet for others to follow.
But it's not all about records. We also want to recognise the achievements of paddlers who are out to challenge the limits of their own paddling abilities and stamina. Like the rest of us, these paddlers are just doing it for the personal challenge, no other reason 'than because it's there' or even just for a bit of a laugh. Hopefully some of what you find here may spark new ideas and sow seeds of inspiration in your paddling dreams.
Planning, preparing and training for these events can be a journey in itself, with the paddler improving fitness and technique as well as learning new skills and gaining knowledge along the way. Such a paddler will almost certainly learn as much about themselves as they will about the trip they undertake.
Whilst you may well be impressed by the fitness, endurance and down right doggedness of some the feats undertaken here, don't feel they are not for you. You don't have to set a record in order to make it worthwhile; the sense of achievement in just overcoming some of these challenges can remain with you for a long time.
Just about anyone can do it; with a little realism, dedication, drive and the will to finish. That said, the sea is not a forgiving environment, before you set out you need to make a realistic assessment of your skills and abilities. Do not go if you have any doubts whether you can complete in safety.
There are many gaps on the records pages still to be filled, so go on - set yourself a challenge. Stick it in and pull hard.
Is paramount obviously...
Please read the thoughts on safety here: Safety - Info Page
The PSK Trip Directory
Image: Aled Williams
The PSK Classifed Pages
Open to all, the Classified Pages are a great way to find a new home for those kayaks or kit that just need to go! So if you want to make a little more garage space or are looking for a sea kayak bargain, then go on, take a look.