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Kayak Intro Course | Sea Point

Cape Town

Activity Description

Service only available on Saturdays.

Kaskazi Kayaks And Adventures is committed to sea kayak safety and therefore offer an introductory paddling proficiency course to encourage paddlers to learn the fundamentals of kayaking safety. No experience is required and we provide all the necessary safety gear as well as the kayaks. If you have your own kayak it is preferable to complete the course in it to ensure maximum benefit form the course.

Objectives
Awareness of safety equipment and rescue procedures
Ability to paddle and manoeuvre a kayak competently
Knowledge of your limitations in terms of kayak, weather and sea conditions
Familiarity with the coastline from Granger Bay to Clifton
Awareness of capsize and rescue techniques

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction and weather forecast check
09:15 – 10:00 learn and practice the 5 fundamental paddling strokes on the beach: (Forward, Reverse, Forward Sweep, Reverse Sweep and Brace)
10:00 – 11:00 Launch, stability and manoeuvring of a kayak in the confines of the bay
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:30 Pre-launch kayak safety check & route brief
11:30 – 13:00 Practice above mentioned skills with focus on group safety, weather conditions and observing the coastline. Awareness of your capabilities
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction to capsize and rescue
13:30 – Optional individual demos of Kaskazi kayaks

Please be at the office 15 minutes before the activity starts

Arrangements

Duration4 hours
WhenAll Year
WhereKaskazi Kayaks And Adventures, 179 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005.
WeatherStable seas
What to WearComfortable beach wear (quick dry clothing is not essential but it is more comfortable). You can change and leave bags in the shop. There are lockers with padlocks for valuables. You typically get wet during the capsize exercises so you can bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterwards.
Things to BringSun protection (such as suncream, a hat and sunglasses) as well as water, should you wish to drink something.
Guests or SpectatorsBeach front walks, restaurant close by

Requirements

Minimum Age14 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNo Previous Paddling Experience Is Needed.
Maximum Weight130.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll kayaking and safety gear.
ExclusionsItems of a personal nature.

Notes

Objectives
Awareness of safety equipment and rescue procedures
Ability to paddle and manoeuvre a kayak competently
Knowledge of your limitations in terms of kayak, weather and sea conditions
Familiarity with the coastline from Granger Bay to Clifton
Awareness of capsize and rescue techniques

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