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COURSES » White Water Kayaking : Grade 2 Skills :
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White Water Kayaking Introduction Course
Course Fee 80 per person. Deposit to book a place 40
Accommodation NOT INCLUDED
Location/Venue River Usk and River Wye. Venues / Meeting point
Course Duration 9.30am-5.00pm
Media Provided Pictures / Videos on request
Kayak Equipment We provide white water kayaks, Dry cags, Wetsuits, Carbon paddles, Helmets, Neoprene spray decks and Bouancy aids.
Maximum Places 6 Available
Paddling Ability

This day is designed for a confident flat water paddler looking to progress into moving water or improve your existing Grade II river running skills.

White water kayaking skills trip in wales

This course will improve on your kayaking skills and techniques to make the most out of a grade II river trip. The day begins with a briefing on the day ahead and skills to be covered. A chance to get to know the group what you would like to achieve and work on. Improving your grade II river reading skills and ability to move around the river.

We use sections of the river Wye and Usk depending on river levels and the groups ability. The trips have good consist ant sections of Grade II features, ideal for training and mastering the skills. To really enjoy the river we like to build on your confidence and control. Learn to use the flow and effective strokes to get the most out of your river trips. Increase your experience for 3 star ww kayak assessments and explore some great grade II white water in Mid Wales.

" Add to your control and increase confidence " - Dan


Course Content

white water introduction Safety / Warm up
white water introduction Support Strokes / Stability
white water introduction Confidence
Eddie Entry and Exit
River features
river Awareness
Group Dynamics
wales Effective Paddling
white water introduction Edge Control
kayaking Ferry Gliding
white water introduction Surfing Intro
training Key control strokes
courses Stroke Combinations
course Timing and position

canoe Meeting- 9.30am Briefing Strokes and Safety


We will meet at different venues depending on the rivers levels. An informal chat introducing the group and an outline of skills covered on the trip. Safety brief and kit check
The first part of the trip will focus on key strokes, with a warm up session before the first rapid of the day. We then decent downstream working on awareness, group dynamics and basic rescues
camping Awareness / Skills De-brief 4.30pm


The second part of the trip will improve your timing and cover rapid running group techniques. over the last few rapids you can apply your new skills and awareness

There is a lot to learn on the river and always improving strokes and techniques. The de brief will recap the course content and set you up to practice and move forward with your paddling.
whitewater Equipment:

We can provide kayaks and all the gear required. Bring your own food and drink to be used on short breaks down the river. Please let us know at the time of booking if you need any equipment (no extra cost)
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