$999 inc gst
Complete your training and Certificate for paddling Grade Two rivers for events such as the Coast to Coast.
Appropriate for ages 16 and up.
The programme overview is our typical 4-day Grade 2 Certificate course; however, plans may change due to river flows, weather, group needs etc.
We provide accommodation in our off-grid Cabins at no extra charge for the duration of the course.
What you will need to bring:
You will need to bring your own bedding (sheets, pillows and duvets or sleeping bag) and towels. We provide hand towels, bathmats, tea towels and cloths for cleaning.
The bedrooms are not heated so please make sure you bring enough bedding to keep warm.
You need to bring all your own food and snacks – you will need a packed lunch in a dry bag for all days.
The Cabins do not have refrigeration, but we have some fridge space that can be used at our office.
08:30 am – 11:00 am
Meet at EA Networks Centre, 20 River Terrace, Ashburton 7700
Boat Fitting then Pool Session
Pool session developing:
- Water confidence progressions
- Introduction to rolling
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Travel to Lake Hood
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flat water skills session developing:
- Paddle strokes
- Boat edging and control
- Driving your boat
- Continue gaining water confidence both above and below the water
Wrap up debrief and explain the plan for the following day based on weather, river flow and ability of group
Ready to book!
On the course, we will be spending lots of time in the water, upside down and swimming come prepared for this.
We will use white water kayaks for the duration of the course, the skills are very transferable, and we don’t want to bash your nice race boats on the rocks.
Please inform us of the items you need us to supply before the start of your course and the sizes. This saves us bring heaps of gear out to the pool on the first day.
- Thermal Polypro or woollen shirt
- Fleece jersey or second polypro shirt
- Woollen or Polypro socks
- Pair of running shoes (these will get wet)
- Spare change of clothes
- Drink bottle
- Lunch and snacks
- Any medications you take
- Togs + a thermal or rash top
- A nose Plug and or goggles are optional but can make the learning experience much more pleasant.
- Thermal leggings (highly recommended on cooler days)
Gear We Will Supply:
- Windbreaker jacket
- Personal Flotation Device (Life jacket)
- White water kayak
- Safety equipment related to kayaking e.g. throw bag, pin kit, first aid kit, split paddle, bothy etc…
Gear We Can Supply on Request:
- Thermal top or leggings
- Fleece Top