NorthShore Watersports

Man in Orange River Runner Kayak 16/09/2020

Freestyle Kayaking: Top Playboating Tricks Anyone Can Master

Playboating, also known as freestyle kayaking, is the perfect mix of excitement and technique. A form of whitewater kayaking — the thrill-seeker’s number one hobby — this sport is all about using the water’s waves, holes, eddylines, and power to perform incredible tricks. Want to push your limits, soar above the water and build up a portfolio of skills? Here at Northshore Watersports, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on some of the top playboating kayak tricks for you to master. Take a look at our tutorials to see how... Read More

Cornish Coast 16/09/2020

Canoe Holidays UK: 7 Must-Go Places for a Canoe Trip

Are you looking for canoe holiday UK hotspots? Here at NorthShore Watersports, we’ve researched countless paddling waterways across the country to find the best locations for canoe trips for families, groups and solo paddlers.   With beautiful spots in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, our list includes ideal locations all over the UK. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or new to the sport, you can find the perfect spot on our list for all your upcoming canoe adventures! England Derwentwater, Lake District National Park View this post on Instagram A... Read More

wild camping checklist, wild camping essentials, wild camping equipment list 27/02/2020

Wild Camping Tips & A Full Wild Camping Checklist

Planning a wild camping trip in the great outdoors? While the draw of wild camping is the freedom to pitch up in remote rural landscapes without the constraints of a campsite, the lack of usual amenities and navigating wild camping UK laws does mean it requires some careful planning. To help you ensure you’re prepared for your trip, here at NorthShore Watersports we’ve created a guide with our wild camping tips, including a full wild camping checklist to refer to as you pack. From the wild camping equipment and kit... Read More

Wild Camping UK locations 14/01/2020

5 Wild Camping UK Locations

Love camping but long for a more remote spot to pitch up your tent or bivvy bag? While campsites are a great option for many, if you’re looking for more freedom and a deeper connection to the great outdoors, wild camping could be just what you’re looking for. Whether it’s camping in the forest or on remote moorlands, pitching up in the wilderness offers an experience like no other.  Looking for inspiration? Here at NorthShore Watersports, we’ve picked out five of our top wild camping UK destinations for you to... Read More

NorthShore Winter Sale

Our biggest ever winter sale continues with 500+ products in our online store. Alternatively come and pay us a visit at our store located at Tees Barrage in Stockton-on-Tees. Take a look at some of our great deals with up to 75% off on a wide range of products from the biggest and best brands including Pyranha, Sweet Protection, Dagger, Typhoon, NRS and more. These offers won’t be around for long so don’t miss out. Take a look at our winter sale online here.


Black Friday SALE

Our Black Friday SALE begun yesterday and we have already seen lots of customers take advantage of some absolute bargains! Everyone can benefit from 15% OFF all stock items online and in store when they use the discount code BLACK15. Please be quick as some items are one offs or are very limited in numbers. Please note all kayaks and canoes MUST be collection only! This even includes SALE items so you are bound to get some absolute bargains! Offers are online or in store! The offer runs until midnight... Read More

kayak paddles, kayak paddle lengths 06/11/2019

How to Choose the Right Kayak Paddles

When it comes to kayaking, choosing the right kayak paddles is almost as important as your kayak itself. Regardless of your experience in the water, using the wrong kayak paddles can hinder your progress, speed and overall enjoyment when you’re out on the water.  Here at NorthShore Watersports, we’ve created a guide to choosing the right kayak paddles suited to your kayaking activities. From kayak paddles lengths and shaft types to paddle material and blade shapes, you can find all the information you need to help you choose. Kayak Paddle... Read More


October Stock Clearance Sale

The Great British Summer is well and truly over – But it’s not not all bad! Here at NorthShore Watersports we are here to help with those summer blues and to help keep you paddling through the winter months. For a short period of time we will be running a stock clearance SALE both in store at Tees Barrage and on our online store. So if you are looking for a bargain now is your perfect chance! We are offering all our customers 15% off every product that we have... Read More

how to choose canoe paddles 23/08/2019
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How to Choose the Right Canoe Paddles

Whether you’re already an experienced paddler or you’re brand new to watersports, ensuring you have the right canoe paddle is crucial to your efficiency, progress and overall enjoyment when you’re out on the water.  In need of a replacement canoe paddle or looking for your very first? Here at NorthShore Watersports, we’ve created a simple guide to choosing your canoe paddles, including how to find the right canoe paddle length, materials and shape for all canoeing ventures. Canoe Paddle Sizing When it comes to canoe paddle sizing, the length of... Read More


Product Focus: Gregory Backpacks Review

    On the hunt for the best new backpack? The Gregory backpacks brand is widely recommended by recreational hikers and professional mountaineers alike as one of the best backpack brands in the world, so we thought we’d take a closer look ourselves to see what all the fuss is about. About Gregory Backpacks Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, American brand Gregory Mountain Products has one goal when it comes to its backpacks: to create the most comfortable and reliable outdoor backpacks in the world. When it comes to... Read More