Whitewater Sea and Surf

Join a 5-day kayaking adventure in North Wales, exploring white water, sea, and surf kayaking. Guided by expert coaches, you'll elevate your skills and experience thrilling new disciplines. Suitable for those with basic kayaking mastery, this course combines excitement and education in a friendly and supportive setting.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

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If you’ve developed a liking for kayaking and are ready to take on the thrills of white water, sea kayaking, and surf kayaking, this 5-day course is tailored for you. We’ll introduce you to these exhilarating disciplines, taking you to some of the best locations in North Wales.

Your week will be packed with practical learning, beginning with time in our heated training pool and at local venues to refine your existing skills. Then, our expert coaches, known for their infectious enthusiasm, will take you to great locations to coach and train you in whitewater skills.

Our focus is on individual attention with small groups, ensuring that you receive the guidance you need. You’ll leave not only with improved all-round ability in kayaking but also with fantastic memories shared with other adventure enthusiasts in a friendly and supportive environment.

The Objectives 

  1. Explore Various Kayaking Disciplines: You’ll be introduced to different styles of kayaking, including white water, sea, and surf kayaking.
  2. Enhance Your All-Round Skills: You’ll improve your overall abilities in white water and sea kayaking with tailored guidance to suit your needs.
  3. Ride the Surf in Style: You’ll learn hands-on how to ride the surf with confidence and flair.
  4. Have Loads of Fun: You’ll enjoy an engaging and joyful experience, emphasising camaraderie and excitement.
  5. Enjoy a Memorable Holiday: You’ll connect with like-minded enthusiasts in a supportive setting, making it a vacation to remember.
  6. Experience Action-Packed Learning: You’ll spend 5 days engaged in practical, intense learning guided by highly experienced coaches, ensuring both skill development and exhilaration.

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What to Expect

Day 1: Building Foundations

  • Location: Heated training pool and local venues
  • Activities: Assess and work on existing kayaking skills with the assistance of friendly and professional instructors
  • Highlight: Personalized coaching to help you take your skills to the next level

Days 2-3: Introduction to White Water Skills

  • Location: Various prime spots in North Wales
  • Activities: Coaching and training on white water techniques and safety
  • Highlight: Feel the thrill of the rapids as you begin to navigate white water

Days 4-5: Expanding Horizons

  • Location: Different exciting locations around North Wales
  • Activities: Further training on white water, sea, and surf kayaking, tailored to participants’ skill levels
  • Highlight: Enjoy surfing down the face of a wave, riding through tide races, and experiencing the best that North Wales has to offer

Throughout the Week:

  • Fun & Bonding: Engage with fellow enthusiasts in an enjoyable and relaxed environment
  • Safety & Guidance: Continuous support from our expert coaches, ensuring both a safe and thrilling experience
  • Memories: Capture unforgettable moments as you immerse yourself in the amazing disciplines of kayaking

This itinerary ensures an engaging week, designed for those looking to expand their kayaking skills and enjoy a variety of exciting experiences.

Experience Required

  • Are You Ready for Adventure? This holiday is a thrilling introduction to white water, sea kayaking, and surf kayaking, specially designed for young enthusiasts.
  • Your Skill Level: If you’ve mastered the basics of kayaking and want to take it to the next level, this experience is meant for you.
  • What You Need to Have:
    • Basic Kayak Control: You should be able to paddle a kayak around a predetermined route on flat water.
    • Confidence in Flat Water Paddling: You should be a self-assured flat water paddler, able to manoeuvre your craft with ease.

This exciting holiday awaits you, ready to sharpen your skills, broaden your experiences, and ensure loads of fun on the waves! Whether it’s the thrill of white water or the allure of surf kayaking, your adventure begins here. Are you up for the challenge?

How Should I Prepare?

You need to have kayaked fairly recently before, but you don’t need any previous sea kayaking experience. You need to be fit enough for an active five days.

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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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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.