This 2 day introduction to Sea Kayaking is an ideal way to learn the basics of paddling, manoeuvering and safety.
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A 2 day introductory course which will enable you to learn the basics of Sea Kayak handling. We will spend time developing effective forward paddling technique, turning and manoeuring and what to do if you manage to fall in! We can also include rescue skills. And of course, you will get to put it all into practice as we embark on a small journey each day ao you will aso get to enjoy some coastal paddling.
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
This trip is ideal for anyone who has perhaps dabbled around in a kayak or a canoe sometime in the past, and is keen to re-explore life on the water. It is also suitable for folks who have always fancied having a go, or who just want to try something new.
PADDLING SKILL LEVEL
As an introductory course their is no skill level required. If you would like to read seafreedomkayak's skill level development chart you can find it here.
HOW FAR WILL WE PADDLE EVERY DAY?
We will go first to somewhere local and sheltered from wind and sea state so that we can coach you in the basic sea kayak handling skills, straight line paddling, stopping, turning etc. We will combine skills coaching with a short journey, or tailor the day to what you decide once you have been in the kayak for a while.
WHAT WE PROVIDE?
We provide all sea kayaking kit required for a safe, warm day out. This includes high quality kayaks, paddles, dry cagoules and trousers, drysuits (if appropriate), wet suit boots, pogies (paddling gloves) and drybags. We even supply you with tea and coffee during the day!
WHERE DOES THE COURSE START?
We usually run this course in the Oban area. The exact location depends on the weather and tidal conditions. However, if there are 3 or more of you and you would like to have your introductory course at an alternative venue this can usually be arrainged.
20% payment is required to secure your booking as well as the return of a completed booking form which can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have any further questions and would like to chat anything through before booking then please call Tony on 01631 710173