Adventure Training Consultants – Denmark, Western Australia and Beyond

Sea Kayaking Courses

Introduction to sea kayaking

This is a skills development course for those who have a kayak and want to get the most out of it, during this course we will give the aspiring kayaker the opportunity to paddle in varying sea conditions.

The course will introduce subjects such as weather, navigation, safety and rescue, trip planning and obviously there will be a significant focus on developing personal paddling skills.

This course is suitable for anyone keen to develop the skills required to sea kayak, you should be water confident but no previous kayaking experience is necessary.

Course outline – We run with a flexible programme to ensure we get the most out of the course, the first day will be spent in a sheltered area to practice capsize procedures and gain boat confidence, we will spend time on one of the inlets to coach some fundamental paddling skills and look at some rescue procedures.

Subsequent days will be spent undertaking trips utilising various areas dependent on conditions, we will coach and work on paddling skills throughout the trips.

Duration – 3 days

Location – South coast area – Denmark, Albany, Walpole

Max number of participants – 4

Ratio – 1 instructor to 4 participants

Equipment requirements – You will need to bring an appropriate Sea kayak, PFD, paddle, and associated outdoor clothing / equipment as well as your personal requirements (lunch, medication etc.) for the days

Cost – $450

Dates – 10th, 11th and 12th of October ( or 14th to 16th of March)

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Sea kayak improver

Designed for paddlers who have already had an introduction to / have some experience sea kayaking and think they would like to consolidate skills and develop new skills and confidence to progress toward more challenging conditions.

Aimed at those who would like to experience more challenging conditions and coastlines, to get the most benefit you should be familiar with basic sea skills / rescues and have experienced some rougher conditions, you should be happy self rescuing or being rescued.

Course outline – The first day will be spent reviewing some personal skills and rescues, depending on conditions we will also have a “poke around” into some more exposed areas.

Subsequent days will be spent on honing and tidying up skills to improve efficiency, we will look at various skills throughout such as paddling in exposed areas, surf launching and landing, dealing with swell / wind, rescues in rougher conditions, the aim will be to apply our skills in challenging conditions.

Duration – 3 days

Location – South coast area – Denmark, Albany, Walpole

Max number of participants – 4

Ratio – 1 instructor to 4 participants

Equipment requirements – You will need to bring an appropriate Sea kayak, PFD, paddle, helmet and associated outdoor clothing / equipment as well as your personal requirements (lunch, medication etc.) for the days

Cost – $450

Dates – 10th to 12th December ( or 29th to 31st of March)

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Sea kayak safety and rescue

When out paddling with a group it is important to have all the correct safety equipment, as well as this specialist equipment carried a very important safety feature of any group is their knowledge and skill.

This course focuses and works on the skills required to be able to pre-empt and solve problems effectively and efficiently, rescue procedures (self rescue, assisted rescues, tows etc.) are practised to ensure they are efficient then applied in context (in realistic conditions) through scenarios to ensure they work for real.

This course is suitable for anyone involved with sea kayaking, it is an energetic, wet and fun two days that should leave you feeling more confident about both your and your groups ability to look after each other while out on the water.

Duration – 2 days

Location – South coast area – Denmark, Albany, Walpole

Max number of participants – 4

Ratio – 1 instructor to 4 participants

Equipment requirements – You will need to bring an appropriate Sea kayak, PFD, paddle, helmet, tow system and associated outdoor clothing / equipment as well as your personal requirements (lunch, medication etc.) for the days

Cost – $300

Dates – 20th to 21st of October (or 21st to 22nd of December)

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Kayak rolling

Within all of our kayaking courses there are elements and progressions towards kayak rolling built in to the programme, but as it is such an important skill that when achieved can completely change a persons perception of kayaking and of their own abilities we also run a focused rolling course.

This course is suitable for all whether you wish to learn the basics of kayak rolling, tidy up and improve your rolling ability or learn how to teach others to roll effectively.

There are many different ways to roll a kayak (and even more names for the rolls!) fundamentally they all rely on the same basic principles, during this course we use a gradual build up coaching process to work through the progressions necessary to develop a quality, safe, consistent kayak roll.

We use numerous techniques in order to achieve the desired results including video / photographic examples and feedback, coach observation and feedback, peer coaching, visualisation and reflection.

During the course you will spend time in the kayak learning about rolling as well as assisting others in their learning, as we aim to teach a quality, safe and consistent kayak roll we do not guarantee that you will be able to roll by the end of the course (everyone learns at different rates), however you will have a very clear understanding of the processes and progressions to go through in order to achieve quality kayak rolling.

Duration – 2 days

Location – Denmark – sheltered water locations

Max number of participants – 6

Ratio – 1 instructor to 6 participants

Equipment requirements – You will need to bring an appropriate PFD, clothing / equipment as well as your personal requirements (lunch, medication etc.) for the days, we have a few of different styles of boats that can be used or you can use your own

Cost – $300

Dates – 8th to 9th of December (or 1st to 2nd of March)

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