The Paddling Shop
The Paddling Shop was started by Kay van Oosten & Gavin McNish in 2009 out of a need to supply the Eastern Cape & Port Elizabeth paddling market with surf ski’s, canoes, recreational leisure kayak’s, fishing kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, roof racks & all paddling accessories.
The Paddling Shop now also runs the local Surfski School franchise which teaches new paddlers how to paddle and existing paddlers to improve their skills.
The Paddling Shop sells NEW and second hand surf skis, canoes, fishing skis and kayaks for all major brands. One of the main advantages of purchasing your craft from us is that we do a demo with you in a few different craft so that we can assist you to buy the right craft for your needs. And then just for fun we give you a roll of duct tape or a but pads for your new craft, along with your complementary CSA number stickers.
A big plus is that our prices are the same as the manufacturers and with all the value added service we offer, we’d like to think you are definitely getting the best deal when you talk to The Paddling Shop.
We source craft & accessories from all the major manufacturers like Fenn Kayaks, Knysna Racing, Pope’s Canoe, Eric’s Canoe Shoppe, Quiver, Tripper, Republic Sports, Carbonology Sport, Epic Kayaks, Kayak Centre, Island Tribe, Hi Tec, Cape Storm and others, and have travelled South Africa extensively visiting the craft manufacturers as well as the other retail stores to see what’s out there so that we can offer you the best available products at a reasonable price.
Our latest news is the launch of The Roof Rack Centre. Here you get to choose from 4 different brands to suit your pocket and vehicle. THULE, RHINO RACK, WHISPBAR and HOLDFAST.
A very big Thank You to all the customers who have supported us so far, we couldn’t have done it without you, please tell your friends about us and also please share your feedback with us so that we can learn and grow and offer the best possible service and products available.
Suppliers of new and second hand craft, paddles and all paddling accessories
Selling of new and 2nd hand (All new boats are sold at the same price as the factory)
- Craft (Canoes, surf ski's and recreational)
The Surf Ski School PE will teach you to paddle to whatever ever level you plan to be at. Contact us for more details
Need your surfski or canoe repaired, bring it in to the shop and we can arrange it