Hydra Sports was established in 2003 by  Steve and Ruth Hesford.

We wanted to find the best quality canoeing kit from around the world to use ourselves and once we realised how much better it was, we wanted to share that with everyone.

Starting with Vajda, we built up relationships with suppliers of the best kit from across the world to sell within the UK. We now sell slalom equipment from G’Power, Double Dutch, Hiko, Sandiline, Peak UK, Wildwater and Ruk.

We’re passionate about canoe slalom and want to be able to offer paddlers the best kit around. We are based in Stafford where we have all of our demo boats and a large stock of the kit which is available to buy in our online shop. We’re only a few miles from Stafford and Stone Canoe Club where you can take demo boats to try on the river.

With 15 years experience, we can offer advice, quotations for grant applications for clubs and individuals, after sales support, and the reassurance that you are buying from an established business with excellent links to their suppliers.