Beginners Courses

Become more awesome, learn how to kayak!

The club runs two beginners courses each year in October / November. Each course is 2 weeks long and includes all the required gear that you’ll need. Applications will be open from July/August.

The beginners courses are taught by club members. The course sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and two weekends. The weekday sessions include 3 pool sessions and a surf session. The first weekend consists of two morning sessions close to Christchurch and the second weekend is two full days spent near the river (it is an overnight weekend). In addition, new paddlers are strongly encouraged to come on the Show Weekend trip (mid November) to consolidate their skills before heading out on other club trips.

2020 course dates:
Course 1: 6 – 18 October (gear pickup 30 September, gear dropoff 21 October).
Course 2: 27 October – 8 November (gear pickup 21 October, gear dropoff 11 November).

Both courses are now full but feel free to fill in the form (link below) to be added to the waiting list in case any spaces become available.

Applications are now open at:

The 2020 cost is $395 per person ($100 deposit to confirm a place, balance payable by 1 September). This includes gear hire and membership of the club for the 2020-21 season. You must be 16 years or older to attend. The course books out quickly, so don’t delay in signing up!

If you wish to find out more contact: .