The Bombproof Roll

Join this five-day course to transform your rolling skills from flat water to moving water. With hands-on coaching, including indoor pool sessions and river practice, you'll leave with full confidence in your roll and enhanced white water skills. A targeted experience to make you a master of your craft!

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

Instructor Ratio1:6


Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Whether you’re a solo paddler or tandem team eager to master your craft, this five-day course is designed to boost your confidence in rolling on both flat and moving water.

You’ll start by working with our experts in our indoor heated rolling pool, focusing on the essential techniques that form the foundation of a strong roll. Then it’s time to test your newly acquired skills on the rivers, accompanied by video analysis sessions to correct faults, work on weaknesses, and build on your strengths.

The week isn’t solely about rolling. We’ll also help you enhance your whitewater skills, giving you complete confidence in your abilities. The emphasis is on building a reliable skill set, with day one typically devoted to assessing skill levels and setting goals. The rest of the week is tailored to participants’ needs and may include rolling in various environments like rivers, surf, or sea, and honing personal paddling techniques.

The Objectives 

You’ll have developed the skills to give you full confidence in your roll, and will have worked on your white water skills too.

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What To Expect

During the week, the emphasis will be on building your skillset and confidence to move you towards a reliable roll in moving water and to improve your personal paddling skills. Day one is often spent benchmarking skill levels and setting goals for the week. The rest of the week is set to course participants, which could include rolling in moving water in a variety of environments (for example, river, surf and sea, if appropriate) and developing your personal paddling skills.

Experience Required 

You need to have a reliable pool roll already.

How Should I Prepare? 

You should work on your pool roll to ensure it’s reliable.

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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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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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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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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.