Welcome to the NSWSKC Basic Skills online resource. This resource sets out video demonstrations, text and photographs of key skills at the Basic Skills level for sea kayaking. This resource has been written and compiled by NSWSKC instructors and paddlers.
Filming Basic Skills at Pittwater
About this resource Our training role Grading system Acknowledgements Disclaimer
Our training role
The New South Wales Sea Kayak Club is a registered National Training Provider for Paddle Australia, the peak National body for kayaking. We train and assess skills for Club members at all levels from sea skills and up in line with Paddle Australia standards. If you are new to paddling we also provide training about basic safety and paddling technique.
We encourage all members to achieve confidence at the Club grade 2 level and to take advantage of further training and experience on paddles to advance to Sea Skills. Not only does skills development increase your confidence and the scope of your paddling activities, it improves safety and puts you in touch with a wider range of paddlers within the Club.
Assessments for various Paddle Australia Qualifications are run from time to time and generally advertised well in advance to paddlers who have expressed interest. If you are keen to work on Sea Skills or a Leader qualification, have a chat to either the Training Coordinator or one of the Club Instructors.
To find out more about our standards, training role and the potential for recognition of prior experience you can contact the Training Coordinator or refer to the following pages: