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Rough water and tidal paddling

Rough water and tidal paddling

Paddling in rough water, caused by wind, swell or tidal currents, is great way to develop your paddling skills.During this course, you will learn the following: Developing efficiency and effectiveness; Strokes…
Sea Kayak Safety & Rescue

Sea Kayak Safety & Rescue

The ability to be able to rescue yourself, and others, is key within sea kayaking. On the course you will learn: Balance fun and games; Posture to develop balance; Emptying a swamped…
Enhance your Coaching

Enhance your Coaching

The aim of the Enhance your Coaching program is to develop a better understanding and application of the skills of coaching. This course includes additional opportunities that will help the…
Incident Avoidance

Incident Avoidance

Whether paddling as a group member or a leader or solo preparing for what ‘might’ happen will enable you to both enjoy your time on the water more and avoid…
Sea Kayaking Level 1 Skills

Sea Kayaking Level 1 Skills

This comprehensive, enjoyable, two-day course teaches you everything you need to know to confidently embark on day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters. During this course, you’ll further develop your…
Capsizes & Re-Entries

Capsizes & Re-Entries

If you’re like most new paddlers, you’ve probably wondered, “What happens if I tip over?” This universal concern is the reason we developed this clinic. With help from our qualified…
First Strokes

First Strokes

If you have never been in a kayak, or have already tried kayaking and would like to develop your skills, this clinic offers a great foundation towards your future kayaking…
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Rough Water Sea Kayaking – A GREAT CHALLENGE

As employees of Ocean River, we all have a passion for paddling.  But, like many of you, we weren’t all blessed ...