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Cardboard Kayaking Event 2015

September 4th, 2015
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Cardboard kayaking equals laughter, dedication and soggy bottoms…

A perfect combination for a silly evening in Fishguard.

On bank holiday Monday 31st of August 2015 a very crazy cardboard kayaking event happened in the quaint little Welsh harbour of Lower Town Fishguard. As evening approached twenty two cardboard kayaks arrived on the quay each one built with love, dedication and a sense of humour. Why were they here?  To race in a series of silly challenges while knowing that eventually that inevitable sinking feeling will happen…

 

Cardboard kayak pirates
While the cardboard kayaking entrepreneurs went about their intrepid sinking activities the spectators, a few hundred of them, enjoyed the excellent music (provided by Chris Tullet Entertainment), Food to die for (lovingly cooked by Jo and her team at the Cafe on the Quay) and Drinks from the Fishguard Bay Yacht club.

 

Home made cardboard kayak.

The whole event was filled with cheering and laughter.

The atmosphere was electric as the cardboard kayaking competitors took on our course. Some of the kayaks had a very short but sweet entry into the event and went down with massive smiles to the audiences delight.

 

TWO GIRLS SINKING IN A CARDBOARD KAYAK Cardboard-Kayaking

While other competitors lasted for well over half an hour.

One cardboard kayak made by the Fishguard Sea Cadets, piloted by Molly, lasted the whole competition, survived capsize and was still sea worthy at the end of the night. They put it back onto their trailer and took it home again!!!! Truly impressive and well deserved Last Kayak standing award.

 

Cardboard kayaking in Wales.

 

The Results:

Cardboard kayaking Sprint Winner:

Spearhead 2

Cardboard kayaking Race Winner:

Cheese Factory

Last cardboard Kayak Standing:

Sea Cadets 

Special Cardboard kayaking Award Winners:

“Best themed kayak and paddler” – Most awesome looking kayak and paddler combination!

Shark Attack

“Titanic Award” – Most Impressive sinking!

2 minute Kayak

 
 
 

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“The Cardboard Kayaking race in Lower Town Fishguard was a massive success will you enter next year?”

 

 

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Cardboard Kayak-King Event 2014

September 22nd, 2014
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Cardboard Kayak-King

The Annual Cardboard Kayak-King Event

Laughter, dedication and soggy cardboard – A perfect combination for a silly evening in Fishguard.

 

On Saturday (20th September 2014) an amazing evening of cardboard kayak silliness was had in Lower Town Fishguard Harbour. With well over one hundred and fifty spectators along the quay wall the atmosphere was electric. The crowd had a great time enjoying the laughter, hog roast and beer (Provided by the excellent Cafe On the Quay) while cheering on the fun loving competitors who made their voyage out into the sea in home made kayaks. The Kayaks were made using only Cardboard, Duct tape, Glue and dreams took to the water in an all out battle for glory and awards!

 

The Cardboard Kayak race in Lower Town Fishguard was a massive success will you enter next year?

 

 

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“Cardboard kayaks, piloted by intrepid people, float (or sink) in a rigorous competition designed to test the kayaks to destruction…”

 

 

The Results:

Sprint:

1st – SAKURA TOURS
2nd – Kayak-King
3rd – Spearhead

 

The Race:

1st – Stingray
2nd – Spearhead
3rd – Octocox

 

The Destruction Derby:

1st – Making Headlines
2nd – Octocox
3rd – Spearhead

 

Award Winners:

“Best themed kayak & paddler” – Most awesome looking kayak and paddler combination! The award for 2014 goes to…

Sharkinator 3000

 

“Titanic Award” – Most Impressive sinking! The award for 2014 goes to…

 Neils 50 minute makes

 

“Main event winner” – Fastest competitor on the course events goes to…

 Spearhead

 

“Last man/women Standing” – Final Destruction Derby with the last remaining competitor taking the win. The award for 2014 goes to…

Making Headlines

 

The Cardboard Kayak race in Lower Town Fishguard was a massive success will you enter next year?

 

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A Puffin Proposal on Skomer island

May 23rd, 2014
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I proposed while sea kayakingskomer island wedding proposal

Good things come to those who wait…

Many of you will know that I have been adventuring  for over ten years with my best friend Olivia (Libby) Chivers of www.BoardGamesSurfing.com fame.

 

From the moment we met we have been on a constant search for the next fun challenge… These adventures have seen us travel far and wide in search of the next river to paddle, Surf to surf, rock to climb or just being plain silly on a beach some where… Pembrokeshire is our home and playground, Skomer island is just one of our many favourite places to go kayaking while on a day off from work.

 

skomer-kayaking-wildlife-1Puffin taking off from the water on Skomer Island.skomer-kayaking-wildlife-1

“Skomer Island is an amazing place to kayak around”

 

Not such a normal day sea kayaking on the Pembrokeshire coast…

This adventure had an unexpected proposal amongst the Puffins, Seals, Razorbills and sea views on Skomer Island.

 

I made this little film below to celebrate our day and to share our happiness with the world… It’s full of fun and silliness annnd a little bit of love. Hope you enjoy…

 

I’m very happy to announce that we are now engaged and this is how it happened…

 

 

 

 

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TripAdivsor Certificate of Excellence

May 22nd, 2014

KAYAK-KING AWARDED 2014 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Kayaking Tripadvisor Certificate

Recognised as a Top Performing Attraction as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site.


22, May, 2014 – Kayak-King providers of kayaking trips along the Pembrokeshire national park, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.


When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.


“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Kayak-King and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Ant Goddard, Owner and head guide at Kayak-King. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.


“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”


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reviews about kayaking in Fishguard
“A picture perfect morning”
- Absolutely brilliant morning. Perfect outting for all the family regardless of age and ability. Really well organised, unrushed and full of enthusiasm, Ant was the ultimate guide. A really good way to enjoy the stunning coastline that Pembrokeshire has to offer. Thank you so much!
- Alex Greyshott
£45 per person
£39 if booking 6+ people
5/5 Stars on Trip Advisor
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