Like any skill, a kayaker will benefit from taking a training course before they get onto the water for the first time. The worst thing about not taking training is you will never know what you are doing wrong, plus you will ingrain bad habits and find it difficult to adapt later. We highly recommend that sit-inside kayakers wishing to paddle on the ocean take a training course.
"When we bought our kayaks and you said that you don’t sell kayaks unless you
do training I thought you only had a quick buck in mind. How wrong was I!
The training session on Saturday afternoon was really fantastic. Besides being
a lot of fun, it gave us so much practical knowledge. You training method of
tell, show and then do it yourself is great.
The “body” row, 3 methods of turning, rescue techniques, general safety etc.
has given us so much confidence that we would not have had. My wife now asks
when we are going into the sea again!
Thank very much for the session. We really enjoyed it."
Carel vd Merwe
|This course is designed as a practical introduction to Sea Kayaking for complete novices. By the end of the three hour course the individual will have:
- an understanding of the Health and Safety issues
- knowledge of the affects of winds and other weather conditions
- knowledge of the basic paddling strokes
- launching and landing of your kayak
- knowledge and experience of recovery techniques
- knowledge of partner as well as self rescue techniques
Paddlers should then safely be able to continue to develop their skills as recreational paddlers under their own volition.
Courses in summer are held on a weekly basis on alternate
Fridays and Saturdays, if minimum numbers are met.
Call 021 786 2626 to inquire about or book a course.
In other seasons they are held less frequently and if there are no dates published below
then please email or telephone for details.
The course cost is R600 per person, or R1000 for 2 people in a double kayak.
Price includes the kayak and all equipment.
We also sell training in the form of vouchers to use as a gift.