Introduction to Rolling – Kayak

This two-day rolling clinic is designed to help you build a safe and reliable roll from scratch. Benefit from personalised coaching, a range of learning environments, and expert guidance. We can’t guarantee you’ll leave with a roll but by the end of the course, you'll have a clear understanding of the parts of the roll and a clear plan and exercises that will achieve a strong, reliable roll.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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If you’re looking to build a strong and dependable roll in kayaking, this two-day clinic offers personalised coaching to help you achieve just that.  

Day one is dedicated to building confidence and understanding the parts of a roll, while day two allows for further skill development with the possibility of heading outside. Whether you’re troubleshooting weak points or looking to consolidate your roll, this course will guide you towards a safe and reliable roll. 

The Objectives 

We aim to help you achieve a strong reliable roll. You’ll spend time on the course being individually coached to troubleshoot weak points, understand areas for development and set you on your way to a strong, dependable roll. 

You’ll be advised on the next steps and progressions you can take towards consolidating your roll. 

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What to Expect

On day one, you’ll spend time building your understanding, confidence, and boat-handling skills. We’ll use our heated rolling pool to cover these essential skills. During your course, you’ll be using our extensive fleet of kayaks. Throughout day two, we’ll continue to build on your new skills and have the option to head outside. 

Experience Required

Able to perform a confident capsize.

How Should I Prepare?

Rolling can be tiring, so being fit will help you get the most from the course. Flexibility is another key factor in success so increasing your flexibility and mobility well ahead of the course will help to ensure success.

What Kit Should I Bring?

We will spend the vast majority of the time in our heated pool. It can be useful to have along a nose clip and googles to help improve comfort as you’ll be spending a lot of time underwater. Bring a swimming costume and long-john style wetsuit if you have one, although we have plenty to borrow free of charge in our well-equiped store. You may wish to bring along your own trusty paddle.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.