In the end of August the Kayak symposium, Stockenträffen, is held annually. The promotors for the symposium is Orust Kajak. This is the biggest kayak event in Sweden with about 200 – 250 kayakers every year. There is different courses, trips, work-shops and lectures to participate in.
Some of all the kayaks at the Stockentraffen.
The water around the Island of Orust is excellent for levels of seakayaking. You can always paddle in protected water but it can be really rough whitewater even in moderate winds on the outside of Hermanö.
Ulf Johansson is also an excellent kayak designer and he has built a new kayak, a real beauty.
Last year was Freya Hoffmeister and Dubside some of the instructors. This year was Nigel Foster and his wife Krisitin here. They have been here several times before and their paddling courses are always appreciated.
Nigel Foster is giving instructions to a group of kayakers
More blogs about Stockenträffen
Kajak.nu (in swedish)
Ulf Johansson (in swedish)
Ecoguiden (in swedish)