Playing and surfing in the waves or making a clean run down the river is a lot of fun and an exhilarating challenge. ‘Reading’ the river and making the right moves at the right time will help the intrepid paddler achieve their goals and make for a more enjoyable experience.
Programs are entirely flexible, so you can proceed at your own pace. You will learn all the fundamental skills and gain valuable experience, enabling you to paddle with safety and confidence on up to grade 2 kayaking activities.
Being able to rescue yourself and others quickly and effectively is crucial. Training and practice for this award is also provided when conditions allow.
White Water Skills
White Water Rescue
Overnight & Multi-Day CampingPractical instruction covering the considerations planning, preparation and implementation of an overnight or multi-day camp.Stand alone or can be used as an endorsement towards the guide and instructor awards.
Kayak SurfingPlaying the waves in a play boat or a sea kayak is always a challenging and thrilling experience. Also an exciting way to ‘bomb-proof’ your boat control skills. Requires a higher degree of fitness. Being able to roll is a distinct advantage. We’ll teach you the strokes and skills required to get the most out of your kayak.
Kayak Rolling LessonsHaving a good ‘combat roll’ will boost your confidence and enhance your paddling experiences. We’ll get you confident with various methods and techniques to right your capsized kayak, without getting out.
(A minimum of 2 years relevant experience, including three guided sea activities of at least three hours duration as an observer under training or as an assistant Guide is required to become certified for this award)
Paddling a kayak, being so close, so engaged with the forces of nature, really gets the adrenalin surging, testing ones’ skills in an ever changing and challenging environment. Feeling the exhilaration of crashing through the waves, then the thrill of gliding effortlessly along in front of them, racing them to shore.There really can’t be any better way of enjoying the river systems and coastlines that are right on our doorstep.If you are considering getting out on the water in a kayak for the first time, then taking a course with a nationally accredited, experienced instructor will replace doubts with confidence and allay any natural fears that you may have. On these courses, the client will be taught the best practice principles of injury prevention and the strongest, safest paddling techniques in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Once we have the basics covered, there are a multitude of progressive skills and techniques to learn that will enable the adventurous amongst us to go a little further, push a little harder and explore the outer limits of our comfort zones.
High School ProgramsVarious WA schools are regularly using Kayak Training WA when conducting their local & remote, river and sea based excursions and expeditions. We have been on many camps, from the south west capes to Exmouth and various in land river adventures. Available for single or multi-day: on-water safety, structured paddling instruction and trip guiding for various Dept of Education outdoor programs, excursions and expeditions. Early advanced booking is recommended
Owned and operated by:Paul Harding- Paddling Instruction, assessment, coaching and guiding provider.Kayak Training WA is a National Training Provider for Australian Canoeing, the peak national governing body for canoeing and recognised by the Federal Government, delivering the highest standards of training and assessments to recreational paddlers, commercial operators and educational leaders alike.Whether you are seeking to learn some general paddling skills and self-confidence, or you’re aiming to progress through the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme, KTWA will discuss your options with you and then guide you along your preferred pathway. Australian Canoeing Sea Instructor (2)Australian Canoeing White Water InstructorAustralian Canoeing Assessor.Rescue III, Swift Water Rescue Technician I.Senior (Apply 1st Aid) First Aid.Working with Children Certified.Diploma in Management.Walking Group Leader Award (BMC/MLTE)Summer Moorland Camping Leader (AMI/MLTE)