2 Day Sea Kayak Course

This is a 2-day sea kayak course.

Sea kayaking in christchurch
2 Day Sea Kayak Course

2 DAY SEA KAYAK COURSE OVERVIEW

An introductory sea kayaking course for people looking to explore local harbours, lakes and bays safely. Spend the weekend learning all there is to know about sea kayak equipment, paddling skills and self rescues on day 1, then refine the skills on a consolidation paddle on day 2.

 

**This is our most popular sea kayak training course.  Prior experience is not necessary**

 

COURSE LOCATION

Sea kayaking in Lyttleton Harbour

This course is delivered in Lyttelton Harbour, close to Christchurch. The course starts at Charteris Bay (30 mins from Christchurch) at 9:00 am. We access the water and utilise the picturesque and sheltered area of the harbour to practise our paddling techniques and rescues.

The exact location for the second day will be decided by the group and instructor at the end of Day 1 and will vary depending on local weather and tides.

The course finishes at 4 pm in Charteris Bay (approx 50mins  from Christchurch airport).

 

ACCOMMODATION

There is no overnight accommodation for this course but local camping is nearby and we can offer transport to and from your accommodation before and after the course.

 

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

learning the low brace paddle stroke on an oenz training course
Practising the low brace paddle stroke

All you will need for this course is your personal paddling clothing. We will supply all the sea kayak and the necessary equipment for you if you don’t have your own.  You can find a packing list and course outline at the bottom of this page.

 

FOOD

Food is not provided on this course. We recommend packing plenty of snacks and lunch that does not require cooking.

 

FREE TRANSPORT

Sea kayaking course trailer in christchurch
OENZ sea Kayak trailer

 

Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if your travelling from out of town to attend one of our courses.

 

Meeting locations

If you have your own car please meet us at one of the following locations.

  • Opposite Princess Margaret Hospital on Cashmere Road, Cashmere (8:25 am)

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  • Governors Bay Hotel lower car park  (8:45 am)

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OENZ 12 seat Van

*Our preferred meeting location is Governors bay Hotel.

 

TRAVELLING FROM OUT OF TOWN?


We recommend that you arrive in Christchurch the day before your course. We have a few hotel & hostel suggestions on our FAQ’s page. Please avoid booking accommodation north or east of the city centre.  At the end of the course, we are more than happy to drop you back at your accommodation or directly to the airport.  The earliest time we can have you back at the airport is 6 pm.

 

 

 


WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?

Sea kayaking courses run from October to April, visit our Course Calendar for scheduled course dates. Custom courses can be created on alternative dates by request.

 

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PRICE: $599*

 

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* This is the early bird booking price, standard rates available on the course calendar.


WHAT’S COVERED IN THIS SEA KAYAK COURSE

 

Day 1: Skills, Equipment & Rescues

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Planning

Kayaking Skills

  • Paddle techniques
  • Power and touring strokes
  • Kayak control/manoeuvring

 

Sea Kayak Equipment

  • Fitting out your boat
  • Overview of sea kayak equipment
  • Care and maintenance
  • Transporting and storing kayaks/gear

 

Rescues

Sea Kayaking in Christchurch
Self-rescue
  • Paddle float rescues
  • Scramble self-rescue
  • Supporting a rescue
  • Emergency communications and equipment

 

Day two: Consolidation Day

 

  • Reinforce good technique in paddle strokes
  • DED Reckoning
  • Navigation – Basic Piloting
  • Team/group rescues: X rescues

 


COURSE DOWNLOADS

 

Course Outline
Gear List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


See what our clients have to say

 

“It was a really professional course- 5 Stars” – Sinaritie, Christchurch

“Fantastic team at OENZ. Excellent fun and learning with a great group of like-minded people. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and the skills will inevitably allow greater access to our beautiful country. Highly recommend!” – Rob James, Canterbury.

“The experience, enthusiasm and communication from the instructors was great. We’re off to buy a sea kayak and try out the stuff we learned” – Carlos Rosado, Christchurch

 


 

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