Tide Race

In the last few months we have taken on Tide Race Sea Kayaks as an addition to the varied selection of sea kayaks we already stock. We spent quite a while checking out the range and talking to Dave from Tide Race, the outcome was that we were impressed by the great quality and finish, there enthusiasm for the sport and continued progression, pushing sea kayaking forward and by the performance of the boats.

We currently have demos available of the Xplore M and Xcite M, these are available to try on the canal free of charge or can be taken away (for up to 3 days) for £30 to be tried at you location of choice.

We also have stock on the way of the Xplore, Xcite and Xtra these are due in January 2013. There will soon be a listing on our website of Sea Kayaks in stock and Tide Race boats due.


There expedition sea kayak, more than capable of multiday trips or just weekend paddles. Available in 4 sizes, more details available here


This playful sea kayak is great for messing around in the surf but still at home on day trips. Available in 2 sizes, more details available here



Short and nimble the Xtra is perfect for playing the sea and rock hopping. Available in 2 sizes, more details available here



Welcome to the new AS Watersports Sea Kayak Blog, on here we will be reviewing kayaks and equipment; there’ll be write ups of trips from our resident sea kayaker Jemma and friends, plus general articles and news updates.

Jemma in the P & H Cetus LV


P & H Training Day @ Teignmouth

Back in July P & H came down and gave us the chance to try out some of there boats and to offer some staff training. We picked Teignmouth as the location, with its strong flowing river mouth and sweeping beach it was the perfect place to test some boats, we also managed to combine it with Yak Paddling Equipment to get some great pictures, here are just a few. This is a very useful day as it gives us a chance to find out how to get the best out of the boats, how they design there kayaks, constructions and much, much more.

Ewart using the mighty Lettmann paddles

We had quite a selection to try

Jemma and Ewart looking out to sea

Ewart testing the stability of the Venture Islay 14

Jemma in the P & H Cetus LV

Products featured in this post:
Venture Islay 14
P & H Cetus LV