Beginners Courses

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Beginners courses have finished for the 2018/19 paddling season.

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 2 half days close to
Christchurch and the second weekend is 2 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. For safety reasons we reserve the right not to take paddlers on club trips
when they have not yet developed the required skills.

The 2018 cost is $395 per person ($100 deposit to confirm a place, balance payable by 1
September). This includes a years membership of the club.

If you wish to find out more contact: instruction@whitewater.org.nz .