Sea Kayaking Improver

Improve your kayak handling and rough water skills with a week-long course that takes you to some of the UK's finest coastal destinations. With an emphasis on building foundation skills and challenging yourself in diverse environments, this course promises a comprehensive and rewarding experience for passionate paddlers.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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If you’re a paddler looking to elevate your kayak handling and rough water skills, this week-long course is designed for you. Guided by a friendly and highly experienced team, you’ll be taken on a tour of some of the UK’s most picturesque coastal trips, ensuring a thrilling and scenic experience. From revisiting essential foundation skills to challenging yourself in varied environments such as tide races, rocky coastlines, and surf zones, the course is a perfect way to broaden your experience and passion for the sport.

The Objectives 

By the end of the course, you’ll have improved your foundation sea kayak journeying skills in more challenging environments.

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What to Expect

You’ll spend day one at a local coastal venue to revisit your essential foundation skills ahead of applying them in more challenging environments. During the rest of the course you’ll visit a range of venues to help develop your skills. Ideally, you’ll spend at least one day in a suitable tide race, one day around a rocky coastline, and another on waves both at sea and on surf zone.

Experience Required

Sea kayaking experience in a range of sea states up to force 4 winds and a good level of fitness that enables you to paddle 15-20 miles per day.

How Should I Prepare?

You should have been out in a sea kayak, in winds up to force 4 fairly recently to get the most from five days of paddling.

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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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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

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.