Training Courses

A wide range of kayaking training courses from beginner to advanced.

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Intro to Kayaking

A ‘must do’ entry level course for new paddlers. The fundamentals of safe paddling without treating you like children.

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Intro to Sea Kayaking - Level 1

For those who want to learn the basics of sea kayaking in tidal waters amongst moving vessels. This is the next step from our Introduction to Kayaking course, venturing into deep, tidal water.

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Intro to Sea Kayaking - Level 2

Following the Introduction To Sea Kayaking - Level 1 Course, you are now proficient in the basic control strokes & recovery. Now its time to develop your skills to the next level!

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Intermediate Sea Kayaking

Move to the next level of paddling development, progressing sea kayakers in deep, tidal water with advanced control & recovery skills. Equivalent to BC 3 Star level, roll not required but useful.

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Advanced Basics for Sea Kayakers (2 Days)

This two day course is challenging & fun, pressure testing & refining your control skills to extend your kayaking skills in deep, tidal sea conditions.

Tailored 121 coaching for sea kayakers.

Private Tuition 1-2-1 Coaching

A bespoke, full day of 121 coaching to suit your specific paddling needs. Flexible dates.

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Recoveries for Kayakers

Deep tidal water recoveries for kayakers of all levels of ability, particularly with unhelpful boats.

Learning to eskimo roll a kayak with professional help from a trained coach

Learn to Eskimo Roll

Learn every stage of a full 360 degree ‘sweep roll’. This is a critical skill for paddling in challenging conditions. 

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Navigation; Trip Planning for Sea Kayakers

A classroom based course covering what you must know to plan a successful trip; wind, tide, topography etc.