1-Day Improvers Sea Kayaking Course in Torquay

1-Day Improvers Sea Kayaking Course in Torquay

£ 85

Oddicombe Beach, Torquay

1-Day Improvers Sea Kayaking Course in Torquay
Intermediate
Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 18
Oddicombe Beach, Torquay
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Firm
£ 85

Activity Highlights:

Ready to take your sea kayaking skills to the next level? Our improvers course is designed for paddlers seeking the knowledge and techniques necessary to confidently explore the waters on their own. 

Key Details

  • Age limit: Suitable for adults over 18 with prior paddling experience.
  • Distance: Ranges from 8 to 12 km.
  • Group size: 2-6 people
  • Duration: 1-Day
  • Location: Oddicombe Beach, Babbacombe
  • Season: Available from March 15th to July 21st and September 7th to October 25th.

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in edging techniques for steering and reducing drag.
  • Technical skills equivalent to British Canoe Union (BCU) 2-star proficiency in moving water.
  • Competence in using the skeg and kayaking in wind (force 2-3)
  • Understanding of coastal navigation, meteorology, and tides.
  • Ability to read water features such as lines of transit, eddies, and protection.
  • Skills in trip planning, capsize recovery, self-rescue, and assisted deep-water rescue.
  • Mastery of bracing techniques for stability.

What to Expect

Venture on a transformative sea kayaking journey with our improvers course, where you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to venture out alone in calm weather conditions.

Led by experienced guides, you’ll delve into practical sessions focusing on edging, technical skills, coastal navigation, and trip planning.

Prepare for hands-on training in capsize and rescue techniques, as well as an exploration of tidal movement around a headland. With a focus on equipping you with essential skills and awareness, this course prepares you for independent adventures in calm weather conditions, neap tides, and gentle winds (1 – 6 mph).

Location

Courses are conducted at Oddicombe Beach in Babbacombe, offering picturesque surroundings ideal for sea kayaking adventures.

Prerequisites

Participants should have prior sea kayaking experience and feel comfortable with multiple trips. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or affiliated with a paddling club, this course is designed to enhance your existing skills and take your sea kayaking abilities to the next level.

These tours are pitched at paddlers who have had multiple trips, who own there own kayaks or are part of a club.

Why Choose Us

We pride ourselves on offering tailored instruction and immersive experiences that empower paddlers to explore the seas with confidence. Our certified guides provide personalised attention, ensuring each participant gains the skills and knowledge needed to embark on their own sea kayaking adventures.

Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or looking to enhance your skills, our Improver’s 1-Day Course is your gateway to unlocking new horizons on the water.

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from certified sea kayaking guides
  • Necessary technical equipment and safety gear
  • Assistance with outfitting for changing weather conditions
  • Guidance on trip planning and navigation

What's Not Included:

  • Lunch and water
  • Personal wetsuits and additional attire (peaked hats, waterproof trousers, beach shoes, or wetsuit boots)

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, participants should have prior sea kayaking experience and feel comfortable with multiple trips. This ensures everyone can fully engage with the course content and activities.

Why not take a look at our beginners course to get you started? Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see our other available courses.

The course is designed for adults over the age of 18 who are eager to enhance their sea kayaking skills and knowledge. 

Our experienced guides are well-versed in adapting to changing weather conditions. We provide necessary technical equipment and offer guidance on outfitting for different weather scenarios to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

We maintain small group sizes to ensure personalised instruction and individual attention. 

Our maximum booking size is 6 people, however, you can contact the Adventuro team via the online chat to discuss larger group sizes.

You will need prior experience to take part in this course, so why not book our 1-day beginners course? 

To see availability, please scroll to the bottom of the page and select the beginners kayaking course. 

Once completed, you could further your skills by booking onto our intermediate 1-day course.

This course is designed to improve your existing skills and build your confidence, whilst teaching different skills for more advanced kayakers. 

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see our other courses and read more about our intermediate course. 

Extras / Options

Select this option to book a 1-1 course.

£195

Select this option to book a 2-1 course.

£115pp

Select this option to book a 4-1 course.

£95pp

Select this option to book a 6-1 course.

£85pp

Select this option to book a solo paddler alongside another group.

£195

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