Event Details

Event Name
Sea Kayaking: Introductory, Development and Leadership Weekend 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Paddle South Australia 
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Event Finish Time
Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Participants Gender
Maximum number of Participants
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Jim Townsend 
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
David Heard 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Sea Kayaking,  
Event Description

This will be a high-quality training and networking event for the SA sea kayaking community.

During the weekend these opportunities will be offered;

·        Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Program will include theory instruction and practical on water sessions. Topics include clothing & equipment, paddle strokes, launching, rescues, weather knowledge and how to plan a paddle.  The activity will culminate in a sea kayaking day trip.

·        Sea Skills Assessment
This is an option for experienced paddlers looking to achieve a recognised award for their skills.   We’ll review; planning a sea paddle, refining paddling skills in moderate sea conditions and surf to 1m and culminate in a day paddle along this magnificent part of the coast.

·        Sea Leaders Program  
This program is designed for Club paddlers and others who are seeking to guide groups of paddlers on activities.  There will be a focus on sound paddle technique, trip planning, efficiency in rescues, group management and situational awareness, weather and navigation.  The finalisation of your program will be leading the other groups on a day paddle.

All sessions will be led by experienced Paddle Australia Instructors / Assessors

It is planned to share a group BBQ dinner on Saturday night.  A guest speaker will be sought.    NB The complete program of events will be released early October.


Cost                $ 240 full weekend       $ 120 single day     $ 65 single workshop


We have reserved tent camping space at the Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park https://www.nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/victor-harbor/   
Interested paddlers should contact the Park directly to book and pay for a site.

For further info: PSA office sa@paddle.org.au

or Jim Townsend 0417 899 920