This course is designed for a competent flat water paddler who wants to learn how to surf, with a view to taking the British Canoeing Surf Kayak Award Assessment or just for the fun and the surfing skills. Our experienced instructors will teach you how to predict surf, choose the right spot to take off and carve along the wave, as well as equipment and location selection. Courses are run in either Devon or Cornwall and we will use the best beaches for the conditions on the day.

This course is a great way to develop your kayaking skills and allow you to explore a different aspect of the sport. This is an ideal progression for those with extensive flat water kayaking experience who want to progress their skills and bring a different, exciting element to the sport in this unique environment. 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 may never look back!

If you have already tried surf kayaking and feel competent enough you can opt to go straight for the British Canoeing Surf Kayak Award Assessment, however it recommended that you undergo this training course first.

During the course we will cover

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


These courses are run on a private booking basis, please contact us to make a booking.


2 Days

Group Size

3-6 Weekdays / 4-6 Weekends


Minimum age: 18 Must be able to swim 50m fully clothed (2 lengths of a standard pool).

You must be a competent flat water kayaker.


£130pp (Group Size 3-4)
£100pp (Group Size 5-6)

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Equipment supplied

You will need your own boat and equipment; kayaks and equipment can be borrowed with prior arrangement.

Equipment needed

Your normal paddling equipment (kayak, paddles, wetsuits, dry suits, etc.) and suitable clothing for the time of year should be worn. We will provide you with a kit list upon booking.


Lift sharing can be arranged, or we will meet at the venue.


To keep the course costs down accommodation is not included. We can usually recommend some places to stay.