Checking out great gear for getting out on the water is just part of the South West Canoe Show experience.
There is plenty of other things to do and see. Some are activities on the water and some off. Some might make you sweat and some are perfect for chilling out.
Either way they all help make up a great day out.

Free Demos

South-West-Canoe-Show-free-DemosTesting boats is a big part of visiting the show and its FREE!

There is a massive range of Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle boards from some of the world’s leading brands for you to try.

All you have to do is register at the Information desk.
Paddles and pfd’s (buoyancy aids) can be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
Under 16’s must be signed for by a parent or guardian.
Minimum age 8yrs.


Hog Roast

It wouldn't be the South West Canoe Show without the all important Hog Roast!

There are also plenty of other places to grab some great food & drink from around the show.

Fishing Kayak Demos

For those interested in fishing...
Come and try the latest fishing kayaks from Wilderness Systems, Jackson kayak, Perception, Viking and Tootega. Models available include the Viking Profish Reload, Wilderness Systems Thresher, Perception Triumph and Tootega Hunstman series.
AS Ambassadors and brand experts will be on hand to offer you all the advice you need to help with choosing your new Fishing Kayak.


Whetman equipment “Pig Rig” demos.

pigrigWhetman equipment stand 11.30am and 2.30 pm
Come and see the new Whetman Equipment “Pig Rig” system being demonstrated by Steve Whetman. The pig rig is made up of a Whetman equipment Python and two ring pull prussicks. A classic recovery system that can be used in a huge range of circumstances.
If you are unfamiliar with this then visit the Whetman stand for a free demonstration and workshop.

See the Pig Rig in Action here:

Coaching Matters

British Canoeing South West coaches update @ Haven Banks, Haven Road, Exeter Sunday 15th May.

Calling all South West coaches!

Make a weekend of it, check out the very best and latest equipment available on Saturday and then on Sunday update your coaching qualifications with a coaching module update.

For booking information and more please click this link:


More to come…