Sea Kayaking Improver
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

Sea Kayaking Improver

  • Paddle
  • Intermediate
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You're a paddler who wants to improve your kayak handling and rough water skills, as well as boost your knowledge of practical and theoretical seamanship and navigation. During this week long course, our friendly, highly experienced team will share their expertise with you, taking you on a tour of some of the finest coastal trips the UK has to offer. They'll make sure you get the most out of each spectacularly scenic journey. There's no better way to broaden your experience and reach the next level in a sport you're passionate about.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

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


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

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.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. This gives you the perfect opportunity to test out that new piece of kit you've had your eye on. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Course Start Date
Spaces available
Course Start Date
24th October, 2022
5 Days
Spaces available

*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

This course will help you become

more comfortable in moderate sea conditions in your sea kayak

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