Peak Adventure is Melbourne's one-stop-shop for adventure racing, kayaking, obstacle racing and multisport athletes.
Whether you're an elite wanting to take on the world's best, or just a weekend warrior yearning for some more adrenalin in your life, Peak Adventure can help you achieve you goals and discover a healthier, happier, more adventurous 'you'.
Led by Australia's most accomplished adventure athlete, Jarad Kohlar, the Peak Adventure team offers weekly group fitness sessions, private coaching, skills courses, training camps and adventure tours in kayaking, trail running, mountain-biking, adventure racing, obstacle racing and more. Talk to us about how to find your own 'peak adventure'.
Introduction to Paddling
Want to learn the art and skill of kayaking? Looking to tackle an adventure race, or take on an ocean, downriver or flatwatwer paddling event? Or do you just want to get fit, tone up your core and discover a new sport in the great outdoors?
Then Peak Adventure's Introduction to Paddling course is the best place to get started!
Who's it for?
This course is ideal for total newbies, to people who's skills may have lapsed and want to revisit the fundamentals in a friendly, safe group environment. All fitness levels welcome.
What will I learn?
Over two hours you will be introduced to:
- Equipment selection and set up, using the latest sit-on-top ocean racing skis.
- Water safety - how to read the conditions and stay safe while out on the water.
- The fundamentals of the kayak stroke.
- How to quickly and efficiently get back on your kayak if you fall out in deep water.
- Strength, speed and endurance training principles.
Once you've successfully completed this course, you will be eligible to join our five weekday group training squad sessions where you will be able to consistently build on your skills, fitness and knowldedge - the best way to improve is by doing!
What should I bring?
All kayaks, lifejackets and paddles are supplied.
You will be getting wet, so make sure you wear clothing that wicks away moisture and keeps you warm, e.g:
- A wetsuit is highly recommended if you are susceptible to cold
- Long sleeve neoprene, polypropylene or lycra tops and pants
- A windproof jacket or vest
- River/reef booties or old, thin-soled footwear
- Cap or beanie, depending on the weather
- Water or energy drink in bottle or bladder
- Towel and change or clothes for aftwerwards.