One to one coaching service offering a bespoke progression in individuals paddling skills and personal expedition guiding
Many paddlers already understand exactly what their requirements are, and these requirements do not fit into a box that has already been created, or they want to have the one to one experience where attention is not divided in that student to coach relationship, if you fall into this category and wish to benefit from a more bespoke experience where you are the focus of the experience, please do not hesitate to contact us directly
Cornwall is certainly the best location in the UK for surf We have a variety of beaches to choose from, so you can guarantee that if there is surf in the forecast, we can find the right venue for your requirements. The Zurf Zone is one of the best environments for a sea kayaker to improve their skills in, as it makes you use all of the strokes available to you and it pressure tests these strokes to the point where you have no option but to perform or potentially swim, but swimming is half of the fun and when you do take a swim (we all do occasionally) we will teach you how to perform effectively and safely to regain the shore. The course is aimed at paddlers working towards their sea proficient level or intermediate paddlers that want to build their confidence in the surf.
We will also teach you all of the theory behind the surf zone and methods to rescue both yourself and other group members in this most dynamic of environments.
Maybe you do not follow a prescribed syllabus, written by a national governing body or kayaking club, and you are not interested in accumulating certificates, but you may have been paddling for a while now and you wish to find out the things which you may have missed along the way. You wish to advance your personal skills, to stretch that comfort zone further, so that you can enjoy more dynamic waters, if this is the case, the advanced course may well be the course for you. During this course we cover, tide races, surf zone, rock gardens and rescues in more dynamic environments (where real rescues are needed) It may be that you are working towards an award and you just wish to accumulate greater knowledge and practical application of techniques, if so this course is for you. The course will take you into conditions where waves will be breaking and the tide will be moving so you will need to already have experience in bracing and rolling techniques.
This is probably the course where you will make the greatest of gains in your sea kayaking ability. The course where everything you have learnt so far, starts to fall into place. We will take you beyond your comfort zone slightly and start to secure your practical skills in a more dynamic environment, stronger winds, bigger waves and faster tides We will also look at navigation in greater detail, both on and off the water to help you plan your own single day and multi day trips. Over the duration of the course we will search out the best areas to help you develop your personal and rescue skills in moving water and improve upon your seamanship. We will teach you how to launch and land off safely in small surf.
The course can be run over a two or five day period and you will normally spend at least six hours per day on the water