2019 dates: 6-10 May, 9-13 September
In an introduction to paddling in more dynamic water – friendly tide races, paddling in moderate winds & waves,
an introduction to friendly surf zones and rock garden – boat handling, planning skills, moderate dynamic water safety, adventure & fun!
This course is ideal for paddlers wishing to develop confidence in moderate water. Rolling ability is not a requirement for this course, although balancing / bracing skills in wind and waves will be helpful to your progress.
The course is ideal for paddlers seeking a progressive and supportive introduction to Anglesey paddling conditions.
There are no formal British Canoeing aims during this course, although the skills and experience gained are useful for anyone preparing for the moderate water sea kayak leader award.
Intro to Dynamic Water or Rough Water Skills – what’s the difference?
Our Introduction to Dynamic Water course is aimed at sea kayakers who want to experience a safe, enjoyable coaching week, where we focus on gaining new skills in moderately challenging conditions.
Our Rough Water Skills courses aim to develop existing skills and confidence in moderate conditions,
with an introduction to bigger water and more challenging situations.
Duration: 5 full paddling days
Maximum ratio: 4 students: 1 coach/leader
What’s it all about?
The aim of this sea kayaking adventure week is to experience the best of Anglesey moderate water paddling –
with dedicated coaching to bring out the best of your paddling skills.
We’ll develop moderate water confidence, and will introduce relevant skills, tactics and psychological strategies.
We’ll also help you to develop independence in moderate water paddling environments – planning, decision making, group management and safety / rescue skills.
The strong tidal streams of the Anglesey coastline increase the planning and leadership considerations, offer more challenging conditions and will enhance the sea kayaking experience. In many ways it’s also an ideal course to develop skills and experience for self-led trips on the UK’s coastlines.
We select weeks with varied tide race conditions around the Anglesey coastline – in light winds and neap tides, many of the island’s headlands will create dynamic water playgrounds. On breezy days there will be plenty of moderately challenging sea conditions on semi-protected coastlines. In windy conditions, we can choose downwind runs in the Menai Strait and make us of the tidal white water rapids of the Swellies.
Sea Kayaking Skills for White Water Paddlers!
If you’re a confident class 2 white water kayaker, with no previous experience of sea kayaking, this course is an excellent accelerated introduction to the excitement of paddling in moderately challenging coastal conditions. With our white water kayak coaching background, we’ll help you to quickly transfer existing skills to this new environment.
In all, there’s a great deal of adventure available, regardless of the weather!