Essential Sea Kayak Weekends 2018

Great sea kayak coaching, the fantastic Anglesey coastline, a positive learning environment and plenty of fun – join our next Essential sea kayak coaching weekend!

The next event dates are:

24-25 Feb 2018 (2 days): Winter Essentials Weekend
20-22 April 2018 (3 days): Spring Essential Coaching Weekend
1-3 June 2018 (3 days): Coaching Essentials Weekend
14-16 Sept 2018 (3 days): Essential Sea Kayak Festival Weekend

What’s it about?
High-quality sea kayak coaching weekends – fantastic venues, great coaches, a wonderful base and welcoming atmosphere.

A maximum of six paddlers per group, maximum of six groups per day – the coaching experience of a dedicated course, combined with the atmosphere of a larger event.

In 2018, our weekends will have specific themes; read on for further information:

24-25 February 2018:
Join us for a winter ‘frostbite’ adventure weekend – open to a maximum of twelve paddlers, we’ll get afloat to celebrate the joys of winter sea kayaking on Anglesey. We’ll make the most of whatever conditions we encounter, enjoy great fun afloat and develop some dynamic water skills, in a relaxed learning environment.

This weekend will be ideal for 3-4 Star paddlers – at only £100 for 2 coaching days.

20-22 April 2018:
Our Spring Essential Coaching Weekend will follow a now-traditional approach, with the choice of one, two or three coaching days afloat. In fantastic venues and with great company, join our excellent coaches in developing your personal skills in dynamic water – at your chosen level.

This year, we’re inviting you to trust us! We simply ask you to select from one of the following three levels:
Level 1: Developing 3 Star skills: consolidating foundation skills for dynamic waters, intro to surf, tide race, rock hopping skills
Level 2: Developing moderate water skills: intro / development of tide race skills, rock hopping, wind / waves in moderate conditions
Level 3: Developing advanced water skills: tide race, dynamic water, surf action

We will organise like-minded groups of compatible ability, discuss and agree aims / objectives, and create a series of progressive coaching days to meet your goals. We’ll make best use of the conditions and will match them to aims and experience. Join us for a great coaching experience – choose your level and we’ll take care of the rest!

1-3 June 2018:
Our Coaching Essentials Weekend marks a departure from our ever-popular skills coaching events. This new offering will be a special opportunity to spend three days exploring the coaching process that underpins our development as paddlers.


We will offer days afloat in challenging, dynamic water, making use of Anglesey’s tide races, surf and open coastlines – pitched at the right level for all participants.

With a maximum number of 36 paddlers, we can ensure the best coaching experience – supported by experienced local sea kayak coaches and guides.

Is it for me?
We recommend at least a confidence paddling in moderate conditions – if you’re at BCU 3 Star standard or beyond, we’ll be delighted to welcome you to this coaching weekend.

The fantastic sea kayaking environment of Anglesey, North Wales. 360 degrees of high quality coastline, tide races, rocky coves and islands, surf beaches – it’s all here!

We recommend Anglesey Outdoors – – who have private rooms, bunk house, camping and an onsite bar & catering. We will be based at Anglesey Outdoors for the weekend and will meet you there each day.

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