About Nick

I’m Nick Cunliffe, one half of Kayak Essentials!

I’m an active kayaker / coach, based in North Wales. I’ve been
paddling for about 25 years and owe many rewarding experiences to my involvement in the sport. Snowdonia and Anglesey are amazing adventure playgrounds, with a wonderful outdoor community and a real sense of place. I love North Wales for its world-class paddling environments.

I’m a BCU level 5 coach, specialising in sea kayaking, with plenty of experience gained over the last 25 years – including 10 years at the National Watersports Centre for Wales and 10 years with my own Canoe Wales-approved activity centre.

I now deliver Kayak Essentials coaching courses in North Wales,
and many other places in the world.

Most importantly, I’m motivated to help my clients achieve their goals, discover new experiences, gain increased confidence and take their paddling to the next level. Come and join me!

surfing the ebb tide in the swellies, north wales

Kayak Essentials BCU 4 Star sea kayak traning Anglesey