This website is focused primarily on Sea Kayaking but much of the information we provide here is also applicable to most types of paddle craft.
If your interst is more about racing Kayaks on flat water in a K1 or C1 or on the ocean in a Surfski or on a river in a Multisport or slalom boat then you should also visit Paddler NZ for specific information relating to those types of paddlecraft.
If your main interest is in Stand up PaddleBoards then we reccomend that you visit The SUP safety website.
If you are new to Sea Kayaking then you should check out our KayakSafe videos and other material. Next check out the Introduction to sea kayaking course that Onlinesekayaking have put together, it covers all the areas in enough detail to get going including equipment selection and basic skills. For example instead of a full course on forwards paddling they have one lesson to go through the basics without getting stuck into the fine details. There is over an hour and a half of video instruction split into 20 individual lessons covering all the basics. (As a member of KASK you can get a generous discount, check here in the members area)
The information has been split into related topics under the following three broad headings: