Intro to Paddlesport

This is a 2 hour course designed as an introduction or taster to paddlesport (kayak, canoe, sit-on-top or stand up paddleboard). During the course you'll cover the fundamental skills of paddling, leaving you in the fantastic position of being able to make the most of your time on the water.

The course syllabus is similar to that of the British Canoeing Discover Award, but in a more compact session giving you lot's of information and skills to practice & perfect at your leisure. The emphasis of the course is on learning correct safe practice and to have fun.

What it will cover?

  • Theory & Safety Consideration
  • Equipment
  • Basic paddling - forwards & backwards
  • Turning
  • Journeying
  • Your next step
  • Session Syllabus

Who it's for?

You need no previous experience, just a healthy sense of adventure! If you have an interest in learning the basic skills and principals of canoeing or kayaking then this is the course for you. Perfect if you're not sure if kayaking's for you, you'd like to try a craft that you've not paddled before or just need a bit more confidence on the water.

What you'll need?

We'll supply all the equipment you require. Bring along a wet suit or warm layers to paddle in, fleece material and wool are best. Also a packed lunch, snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up, and sun cream if it's a hot day.

This course is run over 2 hours.

Booking Details

Event Date Price Spaces Book Now
07-08-2024 10:00 am £45.00 7 Book Now
29-08-2024 10:00 am £45.00 8 Book Now

Venue Information - The Kayak Coach - River Adur


The Kayak Coach, New Wharf, Horsebridge Common, Ashurst, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3AL




From the North: Driving along the B2135, Passing Partridge Green on your left our turning is another 2.8 miles on your left hand side, the one after New Wharf Farm/Horsebridge Common.

From the South: Joining the B2135 from the A283 (signposted Ashurst) we are a further 1.9 miles along the road on your right hand side.

At the turning you should see signage for The Kayak Coach, please follow these signs until you get to us.

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