About Us

The Kayak Essentials adventure began in 2009 with our first coaching video. Fourteen years later the journey includes award-winning ‘Sea Kayak Essentials‘ instructional films, popular Essential Sea Kayak Coaching Weekends, respected coaching programs – and many adventures along the way…

In 2020 we also developed our Essential Membership resources, created the new Essential Adventure Sports Podcast series, and built a following at our Kayak Essentials YouTube channel.

We’ve coached together throughout the UK and around the world – we’re a great team, with complementary skills that draw the best from our students.

Our working lives have recently evolved, launching fresh UK sea kayaking projects and directing an Outdoor Education Centre in NW England. Kayak Essentials maintains a strong legacy and a bright future.

You can read about Matt and Nick here.