Advertise in Ocean Paddler - the sea kayaking magazine

Image: 360˚ OP#48. Photo: Chris Crowhurst.

Advertise In Ocean Paddler - the sea kayaking magazine

An exciting concept in paddlesport publications; aimed solely at the sea and touring kayak paddler and published six times a year by Paddle Press Media, Ocean Paddler’s pages include trip and expedition reports, technique articles, reviews, guides, interviews and much, much more. all our articles inform, enthuse and excite today’s sea kayak paddler.

Sea kayaking covers many different elements; from day trips to overnight sojourns; from weekend to week-long paddles; from full-blown expeditions to short play sessions in surf or tidal races and all in conditions ranging from mild to wild and so do we… Beginners, intermediates, and experts alike revel in the coverage our publication brings to this amazing sport.

Printed on high quality paper, all from sustainable sources, Ocean Paddler is a huge step forward from other kayaking magazines; there are, of course, other paddlesport publications covering sea kayaking, but only one, Ocean Paddler, presents the sport in the manner it so richly deserves.

Through our determination to include only the very best content we have secured the exclusive services of the World’s best paddlesport wordsmiths and photographers, all of whom continue to be as excited about Ocean Paddler as we are!

Through the print and new digital versions of Ocean Paddler – you can target your customers like never before – filled with the highest quality content and printed on the highest quality paper, Ocean Paddler will carry your message to thousands of potential customers.

Advertise In Ocean Paddler Magazine and target over 10,000 sea kayakers that read each digital or print version of Ocean Paddler. Our digital versions / e-mags can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF for printing and offline and / or e-reader viewing. These digital publications include audio and video files that enhance the Ocean Paddler ‘experience’ substantially. Any advertising placed in the magazine does of course appear in our full digital versions with links. Our digital only subscriptions now stand at several hundred readers and we are delighted to announce that we have had 80 canoe and kayak clubs / associations with sea kayakers sign up for free access to our digital issues. The list of clubs signing up increases every day and we estimate we’ll have 100+ by the end of May. Those already involved include the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI), Lothian Sea Kayak Club, Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers, North East Sea Kayakers (NESKY), Stavanger Kajakklubb, Ringwood Canoe Club, Queensland Sea Kayak Club and Newport Paddlers plus many, many more. Membership of the 50+ canoe and kayak clubs and associations that have signed up so far stands at over 8000 paddlers!

Additional digital content
We’ll soon be increasing the pagination of the digital / e-mag versions of Ocean Paddler. The focus of the printed version of the magazine will remain the same but the additional e-mag content will look predominantly at the introductory and novice side of sea and touring paddling. We believe that this additional content will be of particular interest to many of the club and association members that now have free access to our digital issues.

Advertising and Editorial Deadlines for 2019

Issue #74 on sale.
Issue #75 Advert / Editorial deadline: 6 April. On sale: 20 April.
Issue #76 Advert / Editorial deadline: 1 June. On sale: 15 June.
Issue #77 Advert / Editorial deadline: 27 July. On sale: 10 August.
Issue #78 Advert / Editorial deadline: 23 September. On sale: 7 October.
Issue #79 Advert / Editorial deadline: 16 November. On sale: 6 December.

Advertising Rates


Double page spread
1 Issue: £770 
3 Issues: £715 per issue 
6 Issues: £660 per issue

Full page

1 Issue: £605 
3 Issues: £550 per issue
6 Issues: £495 per issue

Half page
1 Issue: £385 
3 Issues: £330 per issue
6 Issues: £275 per issue

Quarter page
1 Issue: £220 
3 Issues: £192.50 per issue
6 Issues: £165 per issue


Eighth page
1 Issue: £165 
3 Issues: £137.50 per issue
6 Issues: £110 per issue

Web site adverts
£300 for 6 months
£450 per annum

All print prices are per issue and are exclusive of VAT where applicable.

Industry standard agency discount is also available.

Advert sizes

Full page
210 mm wide x 297 mm high (plus 3mm bleed)

Half page (portrait)
94 mm wide x 277 mm high

Half page (landscape)
190 mm wide x 137.5 mm high

Quarter page (portrait)
94 mm wide x 137.5 mm high

Eighth page (landscape)
94 mm wide x 67.5 mm high

Sixteenth page (landscape)
94 mm wide x 32.75 mm high

Copy requirements

High-resolution PDFs, with all fonts embedded, are preferred via e-mail / Dropbox / Hightail etc. 

Important note:

No liability will be accepted for unsatisfactory printing results from client-supplied files.

Colour Reproduction: No guarantee can be made for an exact colour or tone match for artwork, which may also vary slightly between issues.

By placing advertising within Ocean Paddler you agree to the Terms and conditions as outlined below.

A. Paddle Press Media (“The Publisher”) reserves the right to refuse publication of any advertisement without notice or explanation. In these terms the word “Advertiser” shall be construed to include any person or organisation placing an advertisement on behalf of another.

B. Guarantee of insertion cannot be given and the Publishers shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement or by the total or partial failure (however caused) of publication or distribution of any publication in which an advertisement is scheduled to appear. In no case shall the total liability of the Publisher for any misprint, error or emission exceed the price changed by the publisher for that advertisement.

C. Advertisements will be accepted only on the express condition that the Advertiser warrants that the advertisement does not in any way contravene any existing legislation and in particular the Trade Descriptions Act, 1968, and the Consumers Credit Act, 1974.

D. Claims for any error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement must be made within 10 days of publication.

E. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage alleged to have arisen through delay in forwarding replies to Box numbers, however caused, nor for the loss or damage to any artwork supplied.

F. Advertisers are requested to check their advertisements after the first insertion. The Publishers will not be responsible for any errors or subsequent insertions, which have not been advised to them in writing.

G. Cancellation must be advised in writing, six weeks prior to date of publication of an advertisement.

I. Cancelling part of an advertising series will mean that the full rate card price is then due for any adverts printed in the magazine as part of that series.

J. All rates quoted are subject to VAT at the rate currently in force at the time the advertisement appears.

K. Should the rate for advertisements be altered the price for remaining insertions shall be revised accordingly or the Publishers shall have the right to cancel the unexpired portion of the order.

L. We reserve the right to re-run / repeat advertising copy from an earlier / previous issue if no new copy has been submitted by the advertising deadline.

M. Unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Publisher the terms of payment for credit accounts are 28 days net from date of invoice.

N. Any discount, which the Publisher may have agreed with the Advertiser (including Agency discount), shall be forfeited in the event of failure by the Advertiser to meet the above terms.

O. Advertising agency commission will be allowed to those Advertisers recognised by PPA but shall not exceed 10 per cent and will be subject to the terms of that recognition. The commission will not be allowed if the advertising agency fails to meet the agreed credit terms.

P. The Advertiser agrees to indemnify both the Publisher in respect of all costs, damages or other charges falling upon The Publisher or any of the companies within The Group as the result of legal action or threatened legal action arising from the publication of the advertisement.

Q. The placing of an order for an advertisement shall amount to acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and any condition placed on an order by an Advertiser shall be null and void insofar as it conflicts with them.

R. Copyright in advertisements produced wholly or partially by the Publishers belongs to the Publishers. Advertisers may not reproduce such advertisements without the Publisher’s consent.