Kayak Instruction Course

Kayak Instruction Course
From NZD $800.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Wanaka, NZ
  • Product code: PWITWW

This is an ideal course as an introduction to white water kayaking. The course aims to provide basic paddling skills to enable the candidate to safely manoeuvre through grade 2 rapids. White water kayaks will be used for this course.


TRAINING TOPICS

SOFT SKILLS

Reading the river and River Hydrology

Identify river hazards

Manage hazards and Personal Safety

Risk Assessment


HARD SKILLS

Flat water paddling skills

River running

Ferry gliding across the flow and eddy turns

Moving down water on grade 1& 2 rapids

Self - rescue and water confidence


COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

Candidates must: Be confident swimmers & have a good level of health and fitness. A good level of English is required as instructions need to be understood & followed in the river environment.

COURSE COSTS

This course costs $800 for 2 days. Minimum of 2pax for course to go ahead. Private individual 'Intro to white water' is $1400.

This includes transport to and from the river, theory resources and all equipment hire. Please advise Paddle Wanaka in advance of any gear you many need. See 'Equipment' section for suggested list.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Please note that times and locations may vary due to river flows

PRE COURSE  (7PM - 9PM)

19:00 - Meet and greet at Wanaka Recreation centre

19:30 - Intro to kayak equipment and gear up for the weekend

20:00 - Wet exists and water confidence (in water session)

20:45 - Plan for the weekend

21:00 - Finish

WHAT TO BRING

- Kayak gear you will use for the weekend*

- Change of clothes

- Swimwear and top/shorts for in the water