You should have done a capsize drill or be comfortable with a capsize. Ideally you will have done an introduction course. You will know how to move forward and backwards and turn. You don`t need to know how to roll or handle conditions. You should be ready to learn support strokes and to perform different rescues.
You don`t need to know how to roll but should be either learning or ready to learn. You should have support strokes to keep you stable in small waves. You should be able to perform a deep water rescue effectively and ready to learn a variety of towing and rescue techniques. You should be able to paddle for 25km if booking into an expedition with us.
You should be happy with your roll in calm waters. You should be able to land and launch through small surf up to 1m. You should have a variety of rescues and be comfortable and familiar with the use of a towline.
You should be able to lead in intermediate conditions. You should have a confident roll in intermediate conditions. You should be happy landing through surf of up to 1.5m and ready to learn leadership in advanced conditions.