Kayak Essentials is an outdoor activity partnership dedicated to providing high quality coaching courses and resources.
Led by Nick Cunliffe and Matt Giblin, the adventure began in 2009 when we filmed our first instructional video,
‘Kayak Essentials’. Ten years later, we’ve grown through an exciting series of outdoor adventurous projects:
Sea Kayak Essentials: a series of instructional sea kayaking DVDs / downloads
Essential Sea Kayak Coaching Festivals: on the island of Anglesey – popular, well-attended coaching weekends
Kayak Essentials Sea Kayaking: Anglesey-based, with a wide range of adventure kayaking courses
Kayak Essentials Coach Education: training leaders and coaches in coaching and leadership skills
Essential Adventures: guided trips to exciting UK and overseas destinations
Specialising in sea kayaking, and with a strong background in white water kayaking, and with plenty of open canoeing and surf kayaking experience, we have a reputation for high quality coaching – encouraging independence, and achieving real change in our paddling students.
Nick and Matt have coached together throughout the UK, in Scandinavia and South America.
We make a great coaching team, with complementary skills that get the best from our students.