Melbourne Kayaking Course | Sea Kayaking Lessons VIC

$180

For: 1 Person Location: Melbourne Code: SKA330

Melbourne Kayaking Course: Our 1 day sea kayaking lesson in Melbourne, is suitable for first time paddlers and those who have never had any formal instruction. The aim of this class is to give you a good foundation in the knowledge and skills essential for paddling your sea kayaking safely and so you enjoy it. You will learn about: kayak equipment and what to wear, manoeuvring your kayak (forward, reverse, side ways, turning and steering) low support, a short afternoons paddle, "wet-exits" and recovery from a capsize.

Melbourne Kayaking Course

Highlights

  • Learning the basics of sea kayaking
  • Emphasis on good foundation skills
  • Short afternoon paddle

Classes are designed to be fun and loaded with information. Minimum age is 16 years.

What will the Melbourne Kayaking Course teach me?

  • Strokes to make you go forward with efficiency
  • Strokes to make you go reverse
  • How to stop your kayak
  • Strokes to make you turn
  • Strokes to make you go sideways
  • Low support
  • Upwind and down wind paddling strokes

How is the course structured?

  • Emphasis is on basic paddling skills e.g. forward paddling, bracing and turning strokes.
  • These strokes will assist in developing confidence on the water.
  • Capsizing and assisted rescue techniques are normally conducted at the end of the day.

What does the course include?

  • Single kayak
  • Paddling gear, PDF
  • Professional kayak instructor

What do I need to bring?

  • Lunch & snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathers
  • Jumper or fleecy
  • Wet suit booties, tevas or old runners (compulsory)

Location:

  • Pier Rd, St Kilda (300m west of St Kilda Pier)

Length of course:

  • 1 day
  • 9:30am to 3:30pm

Whats next after this course?

When you've completed this course you can try on of our more adventurous sea kayaking tours.


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