PaddleAsia's kayaking school is operated by 32+ year paddling veteran Dave Williams. Dave has more paddling experience, both on hardcore whitewater and sea kayaking, than anyone else in Southern Thailand.
Dave is a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coaches and will soon have his Level 3.
This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of proper kayaking technique in addition to an understanding of safety issues, weather, tides and currents, basic kayak navigation and trip planning.
If your time is limited, you can sign up for the first day of the course. You can take the second day at a later date.
Eskimo Roll clinic - PaddleAsia also offers Eskimo Rolling clinics. This technique is not easy, but it is one of the most important tools in a kayaker's bag of tricks. Mastery of the Eskimo Roll takes time. This clinic is designed to give you both the understanding of 'why' you have to do certain things (such as having your head come out of the water last) as well as the science behind the required actions. This is a four-hour course.
These courses include: local hotel pick up, lunch, drinking water and PaddleAsia's kayaking instruction manual.
Kayak School Syllabus
Paddle design and materials
Tides & currents
Short written test
· Proper body posture
Wind & waves
Launching and landing
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