White Water Kayak Skills - Introduction to Freestyle Course

Course Dates and Availability:
Courses are by arrangement only. Please contact mefor more information or to arrange a course.

Course Price:
1 Day Courses: £75 per person as part of a group of 2 or more. £150 a day for a day of individual coaching. 

Course Aims:
Skilfully delivered by UKCC Level 3 (or Level 5 coaches), this course is suitable for any paddler who either wants to have a go at freestyle and has no previous experience, or for paddlers who have some experience but would now like to take that to the next stage. The course is designed to develop the core skills that are the basis of freestyle.


1 Day. This will normally be from 10am until 4 pm but could vary dependant on location.


Candidates should be confident in their ability to paddle on flat water, as a guide BCU 2star or above.

Equipment required:

  • Freestyle Kayak or Canoe and a suitable paddle
  • Dry suit or wetsuit that will keep you warm throughout the day.
  • Throw line
  • Dry land clothing suitable for outdoor use.
  • Food and warm drink

Course Contents:

  • Developing personal paddling skills
  • Reading and understanding the water
  • Basic freestyle moves
  • Freestyle development
  • Understanding basic boat design and its effect on your paddling


All of the equipment above can be purchased or borrowed from us but please let us know in advance so we can bring the right amount of equipment.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.