kayaking Pentewan Cornwall

Paddle Clinic

Learn how to improve your paddle technique with our specially designed PADDLE CLINICS. Run by B.C.U (British Canoe Union) Instructors, we coach from beginner up to and including Intermediate Level and can offer constructive coaching on SIT-ON-TOPS, TOURING & GENERAL PURPOSE KAYAKS as well as CANADIAN CANOES.

Sessions are based on the ‘3 Bs’ principle, BODY-BOAT-BLADE and include Forward Paddling, Backward Paddling, Steering, Stopping, Going Sideways, Capsize Drill, Health & Safety, Lifting & Carrying, Equipment, Sea Safety, Weather & Tides.

The PADDLE CLINIC session lasts for 2 hours and if you have a specific issue that you need help with that you have identified before you arrive e.g. steering or paddling forward, then you can let us know prior to arrival along with the type of craft you will be using so that we can specifically target that area for improvement.

To Book and to participate in the PADDLE CLINIC, you will need to provide your own Sit-on-top, Kayak or Canoe, Paddle and Buoyancy Aid all in a safe, useable condition. You will also need to inform us of the numbers (We have a limit on the number of craft/people that can take part), any medical condition that you/they may have that may hinder your/their participation along with your/their swimming ability and what type of craft you will be using. To save time it is advisable for participants to purchase any equipment i.e.: wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spray tops, paddles, paddle leashes, dry bags etc that you may need (which can be purchased from OCEAN SPORTS) before the day of the PADDLE CLINIC.

Cost £45 per person. Participants must be 16 years + and provide their own drinks/snacks a towel, change of clothes for afterwards etc. Discounts for 3 or more participants.

VENUE: This will be decided on the day, due to the variances of the weather but may be held at Pentewan, Charlestown, Porthpean, Portmellon, Hemmick or Caerhays. Clients will be notified at least 1 hour beforehand of where to meet.

DATES: Email sales@ocean-sports.co.uk to arrange a suitable day and time.

We look forward to helping you to become a safe and competent paddler on the water!