How did this start – we are, at best, recreational paddlers but love the outdoors and enjoy the paddling with a group of friends and sometimes family. After starting out on a well-known brand we eventually progressed up to wanting to get a better and lighter ski but just found the cost too much and although the used ski’s keep their value the limit to finances was too much of a strain. This is coupled with our families wanting to also join the club. Knowing a good friend who knew of the Knysna ski’s and also being aware of the South African connection after having lived there for many years, the relationship developed between Australia and South Africa. The design and manufacturing abilities as well as the cost led us to start this business in Australia. Our aim is to have cost effective ski’s for all types to paddle and for families to enjoy as well as being able to upscale at a reasonable value.
At KPSA we are committed to standing behind the quality of the Knysna craft. Knysna Racing Kayaks have been making surfski’s and Kayaks for more than 25 years starting with paddles and moving into ski’s, Kayaks, surfski’s and boards. Having teamed up with experienced and medalled paddlers in various racing disciplines bringing experience to the CAD design process this results in well-designed paddle craft for all paddlers in length, weight and capabilities.
Having been in the service industry ourselves for 30 years, we understand the concept of the customer and are committed to making this experience as pleasurable as possible. We have a range of demo craft and are more than willing to bring the craft to your playground for you to trial. We are committed to seeing paddling expand as a family experience for all to enjoy the beauty of our coastline and cities.
Australia can lay claim to some of the world’s best and well-known waterways, be they beaches or rivers eventually culminating at river mouths into the sea. Being on the water can be an expensive exercise but paddling gives us the unique experience of being close to the water and getting fitter whilst enjoying the beauty of Australia’s coastline at a low cost compared to boating. Experiencing the view of the sun coming up over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the early morning in the summer is so unique and beautiful. Catching small waves at sunset with the golden glow of the sun glistening on the water as the wave breaks bursts the heart with happiness and beauty. This is why we paddle.
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