Cornwall is the best location in the UK for surf courses. We have a variety of beaches to choose from to help find the right surf for the day. The surf is a great environment for sea kayakers to improve their skills as it makes you use all of the strokes in the book. The course is aimed at intro-mediate to intermediate paddlers that want to build their confidence in the surf. We will help you with various techniques including how to do effective braces, launch and land safely, getting off waves, timing, wave selection, manoeuvring, rolling, rescues and back surfing!
The surf can be used to accommodate a variety of levels but the course is aimed at INTROmediate to intermediate paddlers. You don’t need to roll but it would help you develop quickly.
We have consistent surf with beaches that face a variety of directions allowing us to find the right surf for the session. We will look at skills to help you improve your control on a wave and help you learn in an enjoyable way.
Location and times
We meet between 09:00 – 09:30 at Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Dove House, Tregoniggie TR11 4SN. We will sit down in our briefing room at 9:30 to discuss individual needs and desires and get to meet everyone on the course. The finish time may vary depending on the chosen launch location and the plan for the day but we normally aim to finish around 16:00.
Sea Kayaking Cornwall is located on the edge of Falmouth. Follow signs to Falmouth which will take you passed ASDA. Continue on until the next roundabout with cannons on. Take the second exit towards Budock Water. Continue straight across the next roundabout. After about 200m turn left into Tregoniggie ind estate. We are down the hill on the left.
What to bring
Camera to capture the action off the water.
A flask of hot drink.
Your personal paddling equipment
We are looking forward to seeing you out on the water.
What it includes
The course fee includes equipment if required. The equipment we can supply are wetsuits, thermal tops, water proof kayaking jackets, buoyancy aids, helmets, spray decks and of course kayaks and paddles. We use quality equipment maintained to a high standard to ensure you are comfortable and safe out on the water. The fee also includes transport during the course if required. We also have hot showers and a drying room for you to use. Our base has navigation equipment and a multimedia classroom to utilise for briefings and classes. During your course our kitchen has an endless supply of fresh coffee and tea to get you started each morning. We also have secure kayak storage if required during your time with us.