Sit-On-Top Skills - North Shore

NZ $249.00
incl GST
Course Dates
Day Option
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Whether you are a family adventuring around the local beach or a kayak fisherman chasing Moby Dick the situation is the same. You are at sea; that requires some good skills and not a small amount of knowledge to keep you safe while having the time of your life.
Our comprehensive one-day Sit-on-Top Course gives you the skills and knowledge to competently keep you, your family and mates safe, and your adventures will grow as a result.

What you'll learn:

  • Self-rescues
  • Assist others to re-enter their kayak
  • Paddle strokes including; power, sweep, draw, rudders and support
  • How to set up your kayak, what you need, and how to use it
  • Beach launching and landing
  • Kayak support strokesOM AA small
  • Steering with your paddle and rudder
  • Edging or railing your kayak to gain better control
  • Navigation and weather skills
  • Risk management
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Transporting kayaks
  • Simple tow systems
Sign up now to secure your place on an adventure of a lifetime.

Take the plunge with the Two Day course
Get a whole lot more paddling, coaching and knowledge throughout the weekend. Enjoy an awesome evening camping at the historic Dacre Cottage, eating a gourmet meal & spending some time making new friends to get out on the water with.
All food included. - Contact us now for dates as they differ from the 1 day course.


Awesome course, very informative and a great bunch of people to spend a Saturday with learning.

We attended a very comprehensive and 'value-for-money' course on Saturday  - The SOT safety course. It was fun, and both Pete and Todd were very knowledgeable and safety conscious of our individual needs. I am not particularly confident in the water but after the course, I felt a lot more 'at ease' with my inability and now know what I need to work on. Needless-to-say they had a multitude of tips and techniques they shared with us about our kayaks and lots of different advice for the other group's members. Cheers for the great day and the great scenery, too!!

Course dates: 1 Day Course held on Sat only.
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Jun - Oct
16   10 17 Closed
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