Our popular two day course is designed to give you the
fundamental skills and necessary to start sea kayaking
safely on protected waters.
Our Instructor/Student ratio is 1:6, so you are assured of
first class tuition and service.
The Sea Starter course is:
Held over two days: Saturday and Sunday
Sea Starter Courses are held bi-monthly at our Training & Hire Centre at Sandringham
You can complete the course in consecutive days over one weekend or enjoy the flexibility of completing the course over a few months when time permits.
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At the conclusion of the course you will be entitled to four hours* of FREE sea kayak hire. A great opportunity to hone and consolidate your new skills! Children, 14 and under are free, however they must paddle a double sea kayak with an adult.
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Choosing the right kayak
Efficient methods of turning and steering your kayak
Efficient forward paddling techniques
• Stopping, reversing and making your kayak go sideways
Sea kayak and accessories, safety gear and paddling jacket
Four hours complementary sea kayak hire (valid for six months)
Children, 14 and under are free, however they must paddle a dobble sea kayak with an adult
6 Reasons to Enrol
Fun, fun, fun. Good skills means you can have more fun on the water.
Become a better paddler faster! Good instruction means you can gain skills in 2 days that would take a lot longer to gain on your own.
Increase your confidence with the ability to competently perform basic sea kayaking rescues.
Start with good habits and avoid having to get rid of bad habits later on.
Learning to paddle within a group is a supportive and fun environment in which to learn.
Some stuff is just to hard to learn from books- we believe in “learning by doing”.
Challenging, Exciting and Fun
Feedback from hundreds of clients who have participated on the course has helped us design a sequentially orientated program that meets the expectations of our clients and delivers positive outcomes.
Courses are often described as challenging, exciting and heaps of fun! Experienced paddlers are often the ones that gain the most from refining and revising their current skills. Most importantly, inexperienced paddlers will leave with a completely new skill set that will launch them into one of the fastest growing sports in the world - Sea kayaking.
Outcomes & Results
How to choose the right boat to purchase
Understanding sea kayak design and performance
Fundamental strokes and efficient technique
Paddling with and without rudders
Defensive paddling skills
Self and assisted rescues and recoveries
Effects of tide and wind
Basic navigation principles
Planning & preparation
*Complimentary hire must be completed in one session.
Sea Starter Course Testimonials
"Hi Rohan just a quick note to say thanks to you guys for a brilliant wekend, went for a paddle (sit on top) last night on the Barwon River and will get out again today I hope. Once agin we love courses like you run as you get an idea of where the 'fit' is in terms of the bigger picture."
Fun all the way through
"Just a quick note to say thanks and let you know that we really enjoyed the sea starter course at the weekend. The relaxed but informative style made it very easy to pick things up whilst not being afraid to do it wrong the first time, and ensured that it was fun all the way through. Teaching someone who can't swim to rescue themselves from a capsized sea kayak is an achievement!"
I learned so much
"I really enjoyed the course on the weekend, it was very well organised and I learned so much. I really appreciated the encouragement I received from both of you during the weekend, and felt a lot more confident by Sunday afternoon, thanks to your expertise and support, even though it was a challenge with the strong winds.
Thanks so much."
Fantastic confidence booster
"Just a quick email to again say thanks heaps for last weekend's Sea Starter course - it was great fun and a fantastic confidence booster. I have no constructive or otherwise criticisms to give, keep doing what you're doing - it was very well done."
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