Kayak Training

Kayak Training

An 8 Day training camp exploring the coast of Upolu

An opportunity to increase your kayak skills while exploring the coast of Samoa. In the 30 degree water it’s easy to practice wet skills from deep water re-entry to rolling and with the wide variety of conditions there are opportunities to practice surfing and surf landings as well as gaining experience in open water travel.

Description Beaches Comfort Adventure Culture
A kayak training camp and exploration of the south coast of Upolu Fale Accomodation
Description
A kayak training camp and exploration of the south coast of Upolu
Beaches
Comfort
Fale Accomodation
Adventure
Culture

2017 Dates

Arrive on the evening of Thursday 5 October 2017 and paddle for the next 8 days - Friday - Friday.  Course finishes on evening of Friday 13 October 2017.

Course Outline

The trip will be led by Dan Hall, a kayak guide and instructor with 20 years’ experience.  While Dan holds the Extreme Kayak Champion award in Australia, the course is geared to a wide range of abilities.

We will be based on the south coast of Upolu and the Aleipata Islands with opportunities to visit a variety of small islands and explore both inside and outside the reef.

Participants should be comfortable paddling 20kms a day in a conventional sit-in kayak with spray deck.

Skills required

Participants will familiar with sit-in kayaks and comfortable paddling 20kms in a day.  

Tour Format

We will explore a variety of smaller islands off the South Coast of Upolu working both inside and outside the reef systems.   These islands are likely to include:

  • Nuusafee
  • Namua
  • Fanuatapu
  • Nuutele
  • Nuulopa 
  • Manono
  • Nuulua (in good conditions only)

 Accommodation will mostly be in beach fales (like permanent campsites with solid floors, thatched roofs, mosquito nets and mattresses).

Training Schedule

Day 1 - Gear talk and forward paddling technique on Paddle to Manono Island.
Day 2 - Bat island sunrise paddle, forward paddling drills, back paddling, emergency stops, change location and snorkelling with giant clams.
Day 3 - Turning strokes and mangrove river paddle out to turtles.
Day 4 - Rest day, waterfalls, humpback whale spotting, eskimo rolling.
Day 5 - Support strokes and surf landings and eskimo rolling.
Day 6 - Walk to top of island for sunrise, surf skills and paddling in challenging conditions
Day 7 - Rescue skills and eskimo rolling.
Day 8 - Course revision and pack up.

 Schedule may change due to tides and weather etc.

Dan Hall - Your kayak Guide

Dan is Australian Extreme Kayak Champion and has been guiding and instructing for 20 years.  He is leaving his native Tasmania to instruct and guide this trip.

 More Information

See Prices below or email Ross and Frances at  info@outdoor.co.nz.

Training Course Dates

This is a one off course from  Friday 6 October to Friday 13 October 2017  (Fly over Thursday 5 October, Fly home Saturday 14 October.

Price:

NZD 2,650 or AUD 2,460 pp 

Inclusions:

  • 9 nights accommodation from Thursday 5 October to Friday 13 October inclusive (Depart Saturday 14th).
  • All meals except dinners on Thursday night of arrival and last night.
  • Kayak hire
  • Guide fees
  • Customary/entrance fees
  • Drinking water

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Dinner on first and last night
  • snacks
  • souvenirs etc
  • alcoholic, soft and hot drinks
  • Tips
  • Tip for local guide

Booking

To book or for more info email info@outdoor.co.nz.

Training Course Dates

This is a one off course from  Friday 6 October to Friday 13 October 2017  (Fly over Thursday 5 October, Fly home Saturday 14 October.

Price:

NZD 2,650 or AUD 2,460 pp 

Inclusions:

  • 9 nights accommodation from Thursday 5 October to Friday 13 October inclusive (Depart Saturday 14th).
  • All meals except dinners on Thursday night of arrival and last night.
  • Kayak hire
  • Guide fees
  • Customary/entrance fees
  • Drinking water

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Dinner on first and last night
  • snacks
  • souvenirs etc
  • alcoholic, soft and hot drinks
  • Tips
  • Tip for local guide

Booking

To book or for more info email info@outdoor.co.nz.

Dan Hall

Kids on Manono

Rolling practice at Sunset

Ma Tree

Playing in the surf

Turning skills

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