Develop your paddling skills in dynamic water – friendly tide races, moderate winds & waves, simple surf zones and rock gardens – boat handling, planning skills, safety considerations, adventure & fun!
Venue: Anglesey North Wales
Duration: 5 days
Coach: Student ratio: 1: 4
Course Fee: £360
2020 Course Dates:
18-22 May SPACES
24-28 August SPACES
This course is ideal for paddlers wishing to develop confidence in moderate water. Rolling skills are not required for this course, although balance / bracing skills in wind and waves will be helpful to your progress.
The course is ideal for paddlers seeking a progressive 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. If you wish, you can arrange an assessment of the BC Sea Kayak or Coastal Sea Kayak award during the course.
Dynamic Water Skills or Rough Water Skills – what’s the difference?
Our Dynamic Water Skills 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.
The course will include:
- 1:4 maximum coaching ratio
- optional assessment for BC Sea Kayak or Coastal Sea Kayak award
- Valley / North Shore / P&H sea kayak use
- Werner / Celtic / Mitchell paddle use
- transport to / from coaching venues each day
- world-class Anglesey sea kayaking environment
- excellent pre- & post-course online coaching resources
- BC Provider fees included
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.
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. This is also an ideal course to develop your skills and experience for future self-led trips on the UK coastline.
We select weeks with varied conditions around the Anglesey coastline when 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.
In all, there’s a great deal of adventure available, regardless of the weather!