Welcome to the Canoe website



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At the University of Surrey Canoe Club ​we provide the opportunity to focus on a range of different aspects of canoeing...

White Water Kayaking trips

We start the year with easier rivers to introduce and build the skills of newcomers​ to the sport. More experienced kayakers are encouraged to lead and to reinforce their paddling skills.

Once you have mastered the essentials of white water kayaking you will notice your ability increasing and your confidence building as you move on to bigger rivers. 

We encourage our members to go at their own pace however if adrenalin is your thing, it is possible to join the club having never been in a kayak then be paddling off waterfalls by the end of your first year! 



Weekly River Sessions

Wednesdays: 1pm outside Rubix​​

At 1pm we meet outside the front of Rubix and leave for the boat shed which is a 20 minute walk away, at the Watersideside centre. 

There are areas on the river where you can practise your white water skills on moving water as well as a relaxing paddle through the countryside or town.

Dinner will be served as we get off the river and drinks can be bought at our very ​own bar, the cheapest in Guildford (£2.50 pint)!​

Weekly Pool Sessions

We have full access to the pool at Surrey Sports Park:

​Tuesdays: 21:15-22:30 (skills practise)

Sundays: 19:30-21:30 (Polo & skills practise)

This is a great session for beginners to gain more confidence in a boat or just practise the necessary skills/techniques for kayaking.​ 





Canoe Polo

We currrently have a three teams representing the University of Surrey in nationwide canoe polo events but we're always looking for new players. Very few people have heard of, let alone played, canoe polo before they come to the University so its a great opportunity to try a new sport from the beginning. Come and try it out during any of our Sunday pool sessions. 

Last year we purchased a fleet of brand new carbon/kevlar boats and paddles which helped our A team move up a league and made way for a new B team to start this year!

Come and get a taste of Canoe Polo on Sundays at the Surrey Sports Park pool 19:30-21:30.​

​​​Interested in the more competitive sides of kayaking?

Click the competitions link from the main menu to find out more about events we compete in and the multiple BUCS events we enter!

What do I need?

Pool Sessions - Swimming wear, tshirt, towel

River Sessions - Clothes that you don't mind getting wet (with shoes), towel, dry clothes, money for food (usually £3) and money for our very own bar.

Trips - Check out the kit list on the trips link on the main menu!