One of the key objectives of the club is to enable and facilitate sea kayaking along the coast of NSW (and beyond)
For a paddler to be ready to participate in any trips along the coast exposed to ocean swell, weather and surf conditions takes more than a few training sessions in an enclosed environment. To be Ocean Ready, one needs to develop and fine tune not only your physical fitness and paddling strokes, but also be on top of your mind game, navigation, weather, planning, communications, etc.
The purpose of the Ocean Readiness Program (expect up to 6 sessions - 2 of which will be overnight trips) is to:
- initially assess "Where are you up to" and what areas of development are required
- 4 day trips with incorporated training and scenarios
- 2 overnight trips to remote locations
- "homework" between sessions
Please note that numbers will be limited. Kayaks to grade 3 and helmets will be required at all sessions. Be prepared to get wet.
On completion of the program - participants will have covered off on all aspects of Sea Skills and may be ready for assessment (not included in this program)
If you have any questions contact Caoimhin cardren [at] gmail.com