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2nd April 2024 / General

Eco-Friendly Adventures: Your Guide to Responsible Sea Exploration

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the shimmering waves of the sea? But hold your oars (paddles)! Before you set sail, let's talk about responsible sea exploration & how you can become an eco-warrior of the waterways.

Embrace the Power of Eco-Friendly Kayaking

You're gliding gracefully through crystal-clear waters in your new sea kayak, surrounded by nature's splendour. Now, imagine doing it all while leaving behind nothing but ripples. That's the magic of eco-friendly kayaking, where every stroke of your paddle is a testament to your commitment to preserving our precious marine ecosystems.

Dive Deep Into Leave No Trace Principles

As responsible sea explorers, it's our duty to minimise our impact on the environment. Embrace the Leave No Trace principles like a pro: pack out all your rubbish (yes, even that rogue crisp packet), dispose of human waste properly (See: Pooping in the Woods), and tread lightly on the fragile coastal habitats. Leave only footprints – or in our case, kayak tracks – behind.

Say No to Single-Use Plastics: Plastic Pollution Ends Here

Single-use plastics – the bane of our oceans' existence. Let's put an end to their reign of terror! Swap out disposable water bottles for reusable ones, say goodbye to plastic straws, and opt for eco-friendly snacks packaged in sustainable materials (See: Our Impact!). Your commitment to plastic reduction will make waves in the fight against ocean pollution.

Clean as You Go: Because Every Bit Counts

Imagine stumbling upon a pristine beach, only to find it marred by litter & debris; a common occurrence along the entire U.K. coastline. Not exactly the Instagram-worthy moment you were hoping for, right? Take matters into your own hands by adopting a 'clean as you go' mentality. Bring along a rubbish bag & pick up any refuse you encounter along your paddling route (See: Beach Clean). Your efforts will inspire others to follow suit.

Get Trained, Stay Safe, Look Cool

Now, let's talk safety – because no one wants to be the kayaker who capsizes and ends up floundering in the waves like a beached whale (no offence to our marine mammal friends). Get trained & stay safe, and – dare we say it – look cool while doing it. Enroll in a sea kayaking course & learn the skills from seasoned pros (N.S.K has nineteen years experience on the east coast of the U.K.). Start at the beginning with an Intro to Kayaking training course & develop your skills to even complete Eskimo Rolls! Trust us, there's nothing sexier than a kayaker who knows their stuff.

Let's Make Waves Together

So, fellow adventurers, are you ready to dive into the world of eco-friendly kayaking? Grab your paddle, muster your courage, and join us as we embark on a journey to protect & preserve our marine playgrounds for generations to come. But wait, there's more! Have a look through our website (seeing as you're already here) and check out our range of courses & guided trips. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned paddler, there's something for everyone. 

Your Adventure Awaits

As you prepare to set off on your eco-friendly kayaking adventure, remember this: the power to make a difference lies in your hands – or rather, in your paddle strokes. So go forth, explore with purpose, and leave a trail of eco-friendly magic in your wake. The sea – and all its wondrous inhabitants – await your arrival.

NOMAD out!

Coach & Lead Guide with NOMAD Sea Kayaking.
Kurt Finch

Since surfing with the pros as a kid in Durban South Africa on my hollow 12ft barge & getting absolutely trashed, I was hooked on sea paddling. Over a period of forty-two years I’ve surfed, white watered & sea kayaked in locations around the world. I've guided as a full-time professional for the past nineteen years & my journey continues.