A gift voucher redeemable against our course Introduction to Kayaking - Non-Tidal course for any available date within the next year.
This is the ideal sea kayaking introduction course for new entrants to the sport of kayaking, particularly complete beginners with no or very little paddling experience.
The objective of this programme is to give the participants a good, clear and realistic understanding of what paddle sports are all about. We'll paddle on flat, non-tidal water so no rough conditions, swells or surf. We spend some time on the water coaching basic strokes to allow you to confidently manage and control your kayak. Finally, we'll run through an 'assisted recovery' in shallow water first and then finish off with a deepwater recovery to ensure you'll be safe when out on the water. These exercises build confidence and initially are completed in the shallows before moving into deep water. You’ll then be guided through all the considerations you need to be mindful of when purchasing a kayak, paddles, safety equipment, and clothing, all without wasting money on ‘stuff’ you simply won't need.
This course is for beginner paddlers and we use “Scupper Pro 2” sit-on-top kayaks which are very stable, fast and responsive and great for learning. Decked kayaks are available for those who require them, simply let us know when you make your booking. Participants are welcome to use their own craft if they have them and the programme lasts 6-7 hours dependant on the student’s ability. We don’t exceed ten(10) students per course with two (2) coaches so there is plenty of focus on individual needs and we take a tailored approach to all of our courses. This programme accommodates guests wishing to develop skills for kayak fishing, leisure sit-on-top kayaking, river paddling and of course tidal sea kayaking skills.
This is one of our most popular courses and a good, fun way to get started and build your confidence.
Trained or untrained - which are you?
Sixteen years of age and over.
A great gift for any age, male or female, for any occasion!
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An excellent introduction to kayaking! Through Kurt's friendly and positive instruction on basic strokes, we very quickly understood how to manoeuvre the kayak in an energy-efficient way. The no-nonsense advice on equipment and clothing was particularly helpful and should save a lot of money by not buying the wrong or unnecessary gear. Thanks for a great day.