Capsize Recovery

Minimum number of participants


Capsize Recovery

Knowing how to respond quickly and effectively in the event of capsize is a crucial skill for anyone who wants to develop his or her kayaking abilities.

In this class you will learn how to both self-rescue and perform an assisted rescue for your fellow paddler.

You will first perform a wet exit, which involves tipping your kayak, removing your spray skirt under water and then coming to the surface.

Next, working with other participants, you will take turns being rescued and learning how to rescue. Finally, you will learn how to use a paddle float to quickly re-enter your own kayak after capsizing.

Dates: Bookable Thursday afternoons (or call to arrange)

Time: 2:00pm–5.00pm

Price: $97

Included: Instructor, kayak, paddle, PFD and safety equipment, wetsuit if required

Prerequisite: Suitable for all levels

Class Min/Max: Min 2/Max 6

What to bring:

  • Waterproof shell, mid layer, synthetic clothing (no cotton)
  • Bathing suit for under wetsuit
  • Neoprene booties or water shoes
  • Towel
  • Bring a change of warm clothes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
  • Water
  • Snacks

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