Winter Sea Kayaking provides a reason to go out and paddle, providing continuity over the Winter months. Skills development and increased confidence with the opportunity to meet other paddlers, who are keen to progress as well.
Each of the courses overall aim is that you remain sea active over the Autumn, Winter and Spring so when the Summer arrives you are ready for your sea kayaking adventure, with renewed confidence and skills. The three courses are:
Surf & Tide Race's is for those who are strong Intermediate paddlers, Sea kayak Award (3*) as a minimum to Advanced padders who want to progress their confidence, technique and skills Its an intensive course, due to the nature of working and playing in waves.
The Moderate Sea Kayaking course is for Sea Kayak Award (3 star) paddlers who also occasionally paddle independently from a coach or guide or those who hold the (4 star) Sea Kayak Leader training award or have similar ability. You can paddle in F4/5 winds (14-25mph), 1.5 swell, surf 1 metre waves and can roll most of the time. Ideal for those who are looking for a top up and or moving towards further increasing ability, understanding and confidence.
While the Advanced Sea Kayaking course is for those who hold the (4 star) Sea kayak Leader award, or the (5 star) Advanced Sea Kayak Leader training or have a similar ability and skill level. Ideal if you want a refresher, prior to assessment or if you want to continue to develop rough water paddling, problem solving and leadership positioning. Under support and guidance.
Note you need to provide your own drysuit for any Winter course, for your own safety and comfort.
For an insight into a Winter sea kayak weekend see my Blog re an Moderate Sea Kayaking Course (previously known as Intermediate Plus), can be seen here. And the Advanced Winter Sea Kayaking Programme can be seen here
Come and join us and look forward to developing further your sea kayaking skills, ablity and confidence this winter. Feel the difference next summer.
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