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

2018 Dates

Arrive on the evening of Saturday 13 October 2018 and paddle for the next 8 days - Sunday - Sunday.  Course finishes on evening of Sunday 21 October 2018. 

Optionally stay on for a second week exploring Savaii 

Course Outline

The trip will be led by Bruce Webber, a well known kayak guide with a life time experience of paddling.

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.

Bruce Webber - Your kayak Guide

Bruce is a Level 2 NZOIA Instructor who has had a long career as an outdoor instructor and leader and developer of outdoor adventure and outdoor tourism training.

 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  Sunday 14 October  2018  (Fly over Saturday 13 October, Fly home Sunday 21 October (evening flight).

Price:

NZD 2,650 or AUD 2,460 pp 

Inclusions:

  • 8 nights accommodation from Saturday 13 October to Saturday 20 October inclusive (Depart Sunday 21st).
  • 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  Sunday 14 October  2018  (Fly over Saturday 13 October, Fly home Sunday 21 October (evening flight).

Price:

NZD 2,650 or AUD 2,460 pp 

Inclusions:

  • 8 nights accommodation from Saturday 13 October to Saturday 20 October inclusive (Depart Sunday 21st).
  • 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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