Introduction to Rolling – Sea 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

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This two-day course focuses on teaching the technique and finesse required to roll a sea kayak. Starting with the basics, participants will be guided through various rolling techniques in an indoor heated pool.  

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. 

The Objectives 

You’ll progress from the absolute basics to understanding the parts of a roll and hopefully leave with a reliable roll. 

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What to Expect

You’ll start off in our heated pool looking at the underpinning skills of an effective kayak roll. We’ll go through a series of exercises to break down the roll into sections you can understand and develop, piecing it together to hopefully achieve a reliable roll. Once you’ve mastered this in the pool, you’ll move onto our pond and lake to get used to the colder outdoor environment. 

Experience Required

You should be confident to capsize wearing a spraydeck.

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?

Our pool is equipped with kayaks of various sizes and shapes. You may wish to bring your own wetsuit, spraydeck, paddle etc, but we provide you with all of these. You’ll find it useful to bring along a nose clip to ease the sinuses from continuous immersion.

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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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