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Sea Kayaking Skills Course – Taranaki


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taranaki@canoeandkayak.co.nz  |  06 751 2340

SKU: SK Sea Kayaking Skills Course Taranaki Category:


Adventure is what sea kayaking is all about. Leaving a busy beach in the centre of town and within minutes, it is you, your mates and the ocean. A deserted beach for a picnic, a fish for dinner or a remote campsite for a night watching the stars and listening to morepork. This is THE course to do if you are new to kayaking and want to start gaining confidence within your boat, or are a paddler who wants to brush up on your skills.

What you’ll learn:

Our comprehensive Sea Kayaking Skills Course gives you the foundation skills to handle a sea kayak competently.

It includes instruction and practice in;

  • Self-rescues
  • Assist others to re-enter their kayak
  • Paddle strokes including; power, sweep, draw, rudders and support
  • How to set up your kayak, what you need, and how to use it
  • Beach launching and landing
  • Kayak support strokes
  • Steering with your paddle and rudder
  • Edging or railing your kayak to gain better control
  • Navigation and weather skills
  • Risk management
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Transporting kayaks
  • Simple tow systems

At the end of the course, you will have a deep understanding of what it means to be a great sea kayaker and loads of ideas to practice on your next adventure.
This adventure includes lunch on both days and all equipment. Participants provide their own transport.

Course times:

Pool Session – Friday 6.15 pm – 8.15 pm

Saturday: 8.30 am – 4 pm (meeting place confirmed by phone and email the week before to allow for weather conditions)

Our team takes pride in providing an absolutely fantastic weekend for you.

Join the Yakity Yak Kayak Club Trust to join in on amazing adventures.

This course is an approved course to cover the requirements to join the Yakity Yak Kayak Club and with the club, you can join in on kayaking adventures all over New Zealand with other like-minded people.

Sign up now to secure your place on an adventure of a lifetime.

If you are a Yakity Yak member when enrolling on this course you get a gift voucher to the value of $40 to help you on your way to set yourself up for more kayaking adventures (gift voucher cannot be used for course fees).

Check out the club at yakityyak.co.nz

Please ask us about child and couple/family/group pricing.

Phone (06) 751 2340

Canoe & Kayak, sponsors of the Yakity Yak Kayak Club.

Safety Terms and Customer Declaration

In any adventure activity, there is an element of risk involved. Risks in undertaking this activity include drowning, illness as a result of adverse weather conditions, water damage to personal belongings, and contact with wildlife.
The Staff and management of Canoe & Kayak take all practicable steps to identify and mimimise potential dangers. However, you must follow our instructions and use the provided safety equipment at all times. Adults accompanying any person under the age of 18 must ensure the underage person follows our instructions at all times. You must release or indemnify Canoe & Kayak and our staff against any liability we incur to anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.
We reserve the right to withdraw any person who in our opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. We also reserve the right to cancel the tour if we become concerned for any reason for your safety or that of any other person.

WARNING: Under New Zealand law it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to sue anyone if you are injured. In Addition, New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme provides only limited assistance to visitors to New Zealand who are injured. We strongly recommend that all visitors to New Zealand have full insurance covering any injury they might suffer, including medical treatment cover, before undertaking this activity.

EXCLUSIONS: To the extent permitted by law, all our liability for damage to your property, disruption to travel plans, or mental injury is excluded. This exclusion is subject to any rights or remedies you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
Please notify us of any medical conditions or other information we need to know to include you safely in this activity. For example: asthma, allergies, heart conditions, epilepsy, or pregnancy.

You are entitled to access any information we hold about you or to request its correction at any time.



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