Sea Kayak Intermediate Course

Short Description

For those of you who already have some paddling experience but want to hone your skills and abilities in a sea kayak, we offer the teknikkurs / intermediate course. Throughout this two-day course, you will learn how to manoeuvre the kayak in medium-sized swell and windy conditions. This course features rock-hopping, surfing, intermediate rescues, difficult landings and basic camp craft.

You Will Learn:

  • Advanced edging skills

  • Lowbrace (to avoid capsizing)

  • Sculling

  • Introduction to Greenland rolling

  •  Efficient self-rescues

  • Towing

  • And much more..

Course Details

What's Included

1. Våttkort paddle certificate after completing the course. 2. Pictures of the adventure! 3. One instructor per six participants. 4. Loads of fun!

We Recommend That You Bring

Sunglasses. Sunscreen. Camera to capture the action. Lunch for 2 days, breakfast for 1. Camping equipment.

Where & When

The course is held over two days, with a total of 16 hours. The course is held in the Stavanger archipelago, the specific location is weather dependant.

Full Day Plan

Day 1

Depending on the weather, we will meet at the location at 10.00. We’ll pack out kayaks for a small journey to our campsite where we’ll put up the tents. 

After setting up camp, we will warm up on land and later on the water with a few balancing exercises. We’ll recap on the essentials of kayaking and build onto these techniques. We’ll cover:

  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Edging and edging in waves
  • Advanced manoeuvring
  • Different rescue techniques in waves

If the weather allows it, we’ll have a chance to get an introduction to surf and/or rock-hopping. 

Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll start on the water at 10.00. Today we will cover topics such as:

  • High- and low brace
  • Sculling
  • Introduction to rolling
  • Towing 
  • Efficient self rescues

During the course we’ll also be working with soft skills related to kayaking, giving you a better understanding about the environment, weather, loading the kayak, tactical paddling, paddling in a group, how to plan a trip and more.