Surf Kayaking Trip - 2 Days

Let's try kayaking in a completely different way! Come with us and carve up some waves with your kayak, learn how to read the waves, predict surf and choose the right spot to take off from. This is a great step on from flat water kayaking, our expert instructors will help you put your skills to the test and try out new ways to move along the waves.

This course is designed for competent flat water paddlers who want to explore a different aspect of the sport. We will be heading to Devon or Cornwall where the surf is great and you can pretty much guarantee a great time.

Surfing the waves is a completely different experience to kayaking inland on flat water or even white water. So brave the waves, prepare to get wet and experience kayaking as never before - you will never look back!

Information

Season

All year round

Duration

2 Days

Group Size

4-8

Restrictions

Minimum age: 18 Max weight: 18 stone (115kg).

Aim

To build on existing flat water kayaking skills and learn to kayak in small surf conditions.

Who is it for?

Anyone wishing to learn to surf kayak in gentle surf with spilling waves.

Prerequisites

You must be a competent flat water kayaker, we recommend that you have attended our Start Kayaking Award course and have experience using a spraydeck.

Itinerary

First Night

Depending on what time everyone arrives at the accommodation, we usually meet in a local pub to chew the fat over a pint. 

Day 1

Meet and greet. We will have an overview of the course, discuss equipment, clothing, safety and signals.

Head out to the surf and carve up some waves.

Head to the local pub and discuss the day and what to expect from day 2.

Day 2

Depending on the sea conditions, we will head to a different beach and work on the skills developed from the day before.

Skills covered

  • Beach safety
  • Surf theory
  • Predicting surf
  • Equipment selection
  • Kayaking techniques
  • Rescue techniques
  • Surf etiquette
  • Access and egress
Locations

Devon or Cornwall

Equipment

Equipment supplied

All kayaking and safety equipment is supplied including:

  • Kayak (if you are bringing your own kayak please let us know the make/model in advance)
  • Paddle (if you require a left-handed paddle, please contact us in advance)
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Helmet
  • Spray deck

Equipment needed

For all kayaking courses you must have extra warm clothes and waterproofs, we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

  • Wetsuit / drysuit
  • Wetsuit boots
  • Extra jumper
  • Warm hat / gloves
  • Towel
  • Lunch / Snacks / water
  • Medication / Tablets / Inhaler etc.
  • Dry bags (to store your kit in your boat and for wet kit at the end of the day)

The above list is just a guide and appropriate clothing for the time of year should be worn. We highly recommend you have a dry bag for all your kit on the water and to put your wet clothing in at the end of the day.

*Clothing should comprise of several layers to trap the warmth. Please do not wear denim as it restricts movement, is cold when wet and is slow to dry. You must wear footwear whilst kayaking (old trainers, plimsolls) please don’t wear sandals. Wetsuits are not required as they only work when they are wet; if you wish to bring a wetsuit we still recommend you have a warm top.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.

Transport

Lift sharing can be coordinated.

Accommodation

2 Nights Bunkhouse Accommodation.

Catering

Day 1: Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 2: Breakfast and lunch included.
The evening meal is not included, but please join us at the local pub for some food and a pint.