St Francis Sport Events

Connecting People through Sport


Posted by on Jun 1, 2011

Richard Arderne and Eric Stewart (back) competing in the Sanex Summer Series Investec Canoe Race in December 2009.

  • Contact person:  Chris Opperman
  • Cell number: 076 723 6565

A group of enthusiastic paddlers get together every Wednesday at 17h30 to paddle… 10km, 6km, 3km, or less if you want.  From October to March they meet at Granny’s Pool (down Harbour Road) with their surfskis to paddle to Port St Francis or Shark Point.  Life jackets and leashes are compulsory, flares and cell phones recommended.    Between April and September they meet at the small boat harbour on the canals for a wind protected late afternoon paddle.  Surfski’s, K1’s and K2’s as well as beginners (and ladies!) are welcome.  For new or second hand equipment, contact Craig Nel on or go to

Our map includes 1km, 2km and a 3 km route, which you can try out individually or in combination to paddle a further distance:



Some canoeing photo's