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Wetspot Water Sports - Canberra's Largest Water Sport and Adventure Specialists

Frequently Asked Questions: Stand-Up Paddling, Demo Kayaks. in Canberra

What happens when something breaks? 

We have an in store workshop that can see just about anything repaired. If we can’t do it here then we know where to get it done.

Can I try before I buy? 

We have demo surfboards, kayaks and stand up paddleboards available to try before you buy. We run regular sessions locally and give some insight into technique too. Or you can hire the gear and get out on the water with the family to see how they like it.

How do I know which product is right for me? 

After years of using the equipment our staff have a good understanding of how things work and how to get the best out of them. Whether it is a kayak, wetsuit, lifejacket, the right size surfboard or a windsurfing harness, we have the knowledge to ensure the correct fit.

How do I get started? 

We offer lessons in windsurfing, kayaking & stand up paddling locally in both groups and private lessons (and if we don’t offer it – we know who does). We can recommend professional surfing and sea kayaking instructors.
So come and talk to us, and soon you’ll love water based sports as much as we do.

How do I transport my new gear? 

We will evaluate your vehicle on site, recommend the necessary equipment, and show you the easiest & safest way to transport your gear.

Can I paddle in winter? 

Definitely and comfortably.  Despite Canberra being fairly cool over the winter months we stock the region’s best range of waterwear from booties, thermals, cags, drysuits, pogies, wetsuits and more and can help you to extend your season from 6 to 12 months.

Do I need to wear a lifejacket? 

If you intend to paddle in NSW then legally yes. And we always recommend wearing a PFD in the ACT, especially in winter as cold shock can cause even the fittest and most capable people to drown. See our friendly staff and you can get fitted up with the appropriate jacket for your usage.

Do those pedal kayaks work? 

Yes, yes, yes. But don’t take our word for it, come along and try for yourself. Demo mornings are each fortnight so book your spot as they go fast.

Should I put WD40 on my Hobie Mirage Drive? 

As a rule no, it holds dirt and sand. A better option is a silicone spray that reduces friction and won’t hold debris. Your best form of maintenance on any watercraft is water!

What size leash do I need for my surfboard? 

Generally we advise around the same length as the board. It seems to allow a safe distance from the board during a wipeout. If you intend to surf big waves then you may go a size up or increase the diameter for extra strength.

How do I transport my new toy? 

We have seen just about everything. From an 18 foot surf ski on an old Mini to a chap using electrical wire to tie his new double kayak down for a “short drive to Cooma”. Use our experience to make sure you get it right the first time. Ask us before you buy something you don’t actually need. We’ll let you know what best suits your situation.

What if I grow out of it? 

If that means the kids get bigger, you just enjoy good food or your skills improve to a new level then we can trade in most things we sell and help you offset the cost of your new toy.


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