Kayak Rolling Course

Short Description

Tired of swimming and having to pump the water out of your kayak? Attend a kayak-rolling course with us, and we will teach you how to roll, giving you the tools to stay dry – or at least your legs will be!

You Will Learn:

A basic rolling course will cover:

  • The hipsnap technique
  • How to do the basic roll on flat water
  • How to practise by yourself after the course to perfect the roll

Advanced rolling skills (if you have already mastered the flat water roll, or want more perfection):

  • Storm-roll
  • Backdeck-roll
  • Rolling in breaking waves
  • Hand-roll
  • Shotgun-roll etc.

Course Details

What's Included

2 hours of coaching
Online coaching and feedback on your progress after and in-between sessions.
Kayak and paddle (if you have your own kayak we recommend learning the roll in it).

We Recommend That You Bring

Wetsuit or drysuit (best option).
Diving mask/goggles.
Long woollen underwear.
Towel.
Snacks and water.

Where & When

We teach the rolling from Vaulen Badeplass. On request, we can do it elsewhere as well. The course is 2 hours per session.

Course Summary

Rolling in a sea kayak

Some people will manage to roll on their first try, but the majority of people will need a little more practice. Our instructors are specialised in teaching kayak-rolling and will do so in a manner where you will feel safe at all times. We will adapt the course to suit your individual learning needs.

In the first part of the course, we will focus on correct posture and setup-position, practising the key components to a successful roll on land and later in the water.

In the second part of the course, we will train your muscle memory so that the roll may become a natural thing for you to do if you capsize.

After the course, you will be granted access to our online coaching platform, where you can upload video clips of your practice rolls and get feedback after the course or in-between sessions. 

We recommend booking two sessions with 1-2 weeks in-between to learn a solid roll that will work in any conditions!

Smittevern

Vi forsøker i Nordic Paddling å begrense smittespredningen. Det gjør vi med ulike tiltak:

  • Vi oppfordre til at alle deltakere på turene våre, overholder 1-meters reglen og sørger for god håndhygiene. Håndsprit er tilgjengelig ved ankomst. 
  • Maks gruppe størrelse på 8 deltaker + 1 guide
  • Al utstyr og kontaktflater blir desinfisert etter hver tur. 

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