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AC Sea Guide Intake

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Product Description

Sea Guide is one of the most demanding Australian Canoeing certifications you can gain - this is a 2 year undertaking if you have no prior sea kayaking experience. You are expected to paddle your own trips and expeditions as well to gain further experience - there are many opportunities  worldwide in the sea kayak industry! 

The first step is to undertake the Sea Guide intake weekend $395, this involves assisting and observing alongside our instructors on our weekend sea starter course - which is an  introduction to sea kayaking course for the community. We run this once a month from October to April,  you can come back and assist as many times you like over a 2 year period until you believe you are ready to undertake your assessment.

The AC Sea Guide Intake:

  • Held over two days: Saturday and Sunday
  • Held in conjunction with the Sea Starter Course - you have the opportunity to revise your skills and gain experience delivering appropriate skills under the supervision of our Instructors
  • Sea Starter Courses and AC Sea Guide Intakes are held monthly at our Training & Hire Centre at Sandringham

View a You tube of the Sea Starter Course

Course Program

Day 1

  • Boat design
  • Choosing the right kayak
  • Efficient methods of turning and steering your kayak
  • Efficient forward paddling techniques
  • Stopping, reversing and making your kayak go sideways
  • Effects of tides and wind
  • Edging and leaning
  • Wet exits

Day 2

  • Review and revise
  • The low support stroke
  • C-C motion / hip flick
  • Principles of Eskimo rolling
  • Self rescues, assisted rescues
  • Towing methods involving two or more paddlers
  • Trip planning and trip ideas
  • Group management skills.

How much & what does it include?

  • $395 per person 
  • After your initial intake you can come back and assist on as many Sea Starter Courses as you wish over a 2 year period until you are ready for assessment

Product Videos

Learn how to Kayak with EastCoast Kayaking - Sea Starter courses in Melbourne, VIC Australia (03:14)
The sea kayak is an amazing craft. Our popular two day course is designed to give you the fundamental skills and necessary to start sea kayaking safely on protected waters. Our Instructor/Student ratio is 1:6, so you are assured of first class tuition and service.The Sea Starter course is: * Held over two days: Saturday and Sunday * Sea Starter Courses are held bi-monthly at our Training & Hire Centre at Sandringham * You can complete the course in consecutive days over one weekend or enjoy the flexibility of completing the course over a few months when time permits.Contact:Rohan Klopfer37 Jetty Rd. Sandringham - right on the waterMelbourne, VIC AustraliaPh: 03 9597 0549 Mob: 0402 154 766www.eastcoastkayaking.com
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