Kayak School

Are you wanting to get passionate about kayaking or wanting to keep growing your passion in kayaking?

We have our NEW Kayak School running in different locations in the UK, choose from our Intro to Flat Water or Intro to White Water

Duration

4 Week Programme
3 Hour sessions
Every Sunday

Intro to Flat Water

This school will give you all you need to know for starting out. From correctly fitting safety equipment, choosing the right size and how to set up your kayak, to safely getting on the water.

Once you’re on the water one of our experienced coaches will run through the essential techniques to get you manoeuvring your craft with ease and fluidity.

Prerequisites

This school is for beginners wanting to learn how to kayak!

Intro to White Water

Looking for an introduction to whitewater kayaking? Interested in taking your flat water or whitewater centre paddling skills to the real rivers? During this school we will be focusing on the fundamentals of paddle sports and building your skills to successfully negotiate your way down grade 1/2 white water rapids with confidence.

Throughout these sessions our coaches will work with you to hone your existing skills and introduce you to white water specific paddling techniques to help you towards your paddling goals.

Prerequisites

We recommend being competent on flat water at a 2 star/explore award standard.

If you’re unsure whether or not this course is for you please give us a call or drop us a message and we’ll help guide you down the correct path!

Equipment

Boats and equipment can be hired for an additional cost. Please enquire when booking and we can give you a price breakdown.

Rockstars

 

 

 

 

Do you want to progress your freestyle skills?

 

 

 

Freestyle kayaking is at the heart of Rock The Boat Activities, not only for the diversity it offers, but also the social, physical and travel opportunities it brings.

The ‘Rockstars’ programme is our monthly clinic, delivered by well known and experienced coaches who not only teach but also compete or hold sponsored roles as paddlers.

This program is designed for you to access the long term, supportive coaching you need to help you reach your goals in freestyle kayaking. Along the way you will learn about new venues, water hydrology, that next move as well as meet like minded paddlers, building your own community of freestylers.

  • Under 18’s
  • Looking at progressing skills on the water
  • Learning how to surf features
  • Progressing tricks
  • Over 18’s
  • Looking at progressing skills on the water
  • Learning how to surf features
  • Progressing tricks
  • Completing tricks on multiple features
  • Learning how to link trick together
  • Progressing run plans and competition paddling
  • Developing a style

What we can offer you.

Different venues across the UK where you can develop your skills.

A personal development personalized for your progress on and off the water.

Support at events and competitions.

Invites to our trips

Fun and progressive coaching

Due to the paddling environment and the boat control required to participate in this training course, candidates should be:

  • Confident in their ability to paddle on grade 2 water (doing it in a big boat counts we can teach the little boat tweaks)
  • Confident swimming in normal paddling clothing suitable for a moving water environment
  • Solid roll (at least 3 out of 5 attempts is a good goal)
  • Professional delivery by our coaching team
  • AALA licensed activities (license for working with under 18’s in adventurous activities)
  • Long term coaching supporting paddlers
  • Social interaction with other developing freestyle paddlers
  • Personal paddling equipment, including:
    • Boat
    • Paddle
    • Buoyancy-Aid
    • Helmet
    • Spray-Deck
    • Dry Gear
    • Shoes
  • Dry clothes and shoes for off the water
  • lunch to keep your energy up
  • A drink to bring on the water with you

(Equipment can be hired from RTBA, please contact us if you require any prior to the course date)

for more information or any questions contact us at: info@rocktheboatactivities.co.uk

Outdoor Bouldering Workshop

Who Is It For?

This session is for people looking to bring the skills that they’ve been practicing indoors and apply them to a natural rock environment. Bouldering can take you to some stunning locations all around the UK and abroad.

We suggest that to get the most out of this course, you are climbing at around a 6a+/6b or V3/4. If you are not at that level yet we also run indoor bouldering coaching sessions where we can improve your strength and skills before heading out to the harder stuff.

The Plan

These sessions are designed to hone your climbing skills, introduce you to new techniques and build strength. Our coaches will be be able to identify the right problems for you and will work alongside you to solve them.

We will help you build the skills and knowledge required for you to go out and climb confidently by yourself.

Climbing outdoors can seem a little daunting, we’re here to show you that it shouldn’t be! We’ll be sure to put an emphasis on the safety and risk management aspects of outdoor climbing to make your time outdoor as stress free as possible.

Location

We are based in the South East and there are some great Sandstone bouldering spots in Surrey and Sussex that we can all get to quickly and easily.

We can also travel anywhere in the UK to  find good weather, great views and epic climbs. There are great bouldering spots in the Peak District, Snowdonia and Dartmoor just to name a few. Get in touch via our enquiries page to let us know where you want to go and we’ll make it happen.

What You Need To Bring

  • Climbing shoes if you have them are ideal (if you don’t have climbing specific shoes then a closed toe trainer is another option)
  • Something to drink
  • Packed lunch/snacks – it’s hungry work!
  • Weather appropriate clothes:
      1. If it’s sunny, please bring sun cream as we will be outside all day. Also bring a top that covers your shoulders.
      2. If it’s cold, please bring warm layers and a waterproof jacket as we will be exposed to the weather for the day.

We will be providing bouldering mats and will have spare bouldering buckets with chalk + brushes.

If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it with you. All personal equipment will be inspected by our instructors prior to the course and we reserve the right to refuse it’s use if we deem it to be unsafe/not fit for purpose.

Minimum age is 8 – If there is a member of your group who is under this age, please send us a message via our enquiry page as we may be able to make exceptions.

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