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This week is the perfect all round introduction to sea paddling. Time will be spent introducing you to basic boat handling skills and seamanship skills but we will also introduce you to other factors such as trip planning, tidal and weather considerations, wildlife spotting, journeying, cooking and foraging, all with the aim of giving you the basic skills, confidence and kayak coastcraft knowledge to enable you to go off on short passages and safely explore the coastline from a new point of view. A truly unforgettable week.

If you have any questions relating to your suitability for this course or a technical enquiry, please email Huw Jones Huw will endeavour to reply to your email as quickly as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, due to remedial maintenance works, the onsite swimming pool is currently out of use. The instructors will take you to an alternative location using an indoor pool.

! Course scheduled on 29th October - unfortunately no pool available, alternatively this course date will use Padarn Lake.


The Next Steps: This week will give you a great foundation on which to build and develop your skills. It is recommended that you should complete some calm weather, short coastal passages in company to consolidate what you have learnt. As you build up your confidence, you may want to consider stepping up to the next level by developing your skills further on either Progress your Sea Kayaking week or weekend.

 Recommended Reading 

Sea Kayak Handling - Doug Cooper

We do not currently stock this publication. However it is available to purchase directly from Pesda Press and other outlets

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Course Information

Duration: 5 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Minimum Standard: None

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a Parental Consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian - this must be handed in to reception on arrival during registration, without this form participants will not be permitted to take part.

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