East Coast Kayaking (Australia)

East Coast Kayaking (Australia)

 
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Phone Number
+613 9597 0549

Location

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Address
37 Jetty Road, Sandringham, Melbourne, Australia
Postal Code
VIC 3193

The Learn to Surf Ski & Ocean Kayak Course

  • 3 hour course held on a Sunday, 9am to 12 noon
  • Held at our Training & Hire Centre at 37 Jetty Road, Sandringham
  • Combination of on and off-water sessions

Limited dates scheduled but you can take the course by Private Tuition (personalised tuition for just you or you and a friend) or get your own group of 4 to 6 together and we will schedule a class for you - midweek or some weekends possible. Email us if you would like to organise a private class.

The Program

  • Surf Ski design
  • Choosing the right Surf Ski
  • Choosing the right paddle and accessories
  • Correct seating position
  • Efficient forward paddling techniques
  • Efficient methods of steering your surf ski
  • Avoiding capsize, low support strokes
  • Self rescues
  • Launching and landing
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Weather interpretation - effects of tides and wind
  • Communication

6 Reasons to Enrol

  • Become a faster and more efficient paddler. Good instruction means you can gain skills in a day that would take a lot longer to gain on your own.
  • Fun, fun, fun. Good skills means you can have more fun on the water.
  • Increase your confidence with the ability to competently paddle and self rescue.
  • Start with good habits and avoid having to get rid of bad habits later on.
  • Learning to paddle within a group is a supportive and fun environment in which to learn.
  • Some stuff is just to hard to learn from books - we believe in “learning by doing”.

Outcomes & Results

  • How to choose the right surf ski and paddle
  • Understanding surf ski design and performance
  • Fundamental strokes and efficient technique
  • Defensive paddling skills
  • Self rescues and recoveries
  • Effects of tide and wind
  • Basic navigation principles
  • Planning & preparation

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