Personal paddler skills courses
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PERSONAL PADDLER

Improve and develop your Personal Paddling Skills.

With specific skills courses (Personal Paddler Skills) to improve your solo paddling and associated workshops and CPD on a paddle board or a Kayak.

Choose from one of our personal paddler skills courses and SUP workshops below to develop and enable you to take on all your adventuring dreams.

Our Personal paddler skills courses and workshops are aimed at developing specific skill sets whilst paddling. These short courses help you to develop and practice paddling skills in a controlled and safe learning environment as well as online learning and safety aspects. You will learn new techniques on all aspects of paddling aimed to help with your personal development.

These are not courses to become qualified to teach or guide, they are courses designed to bring like minded paddlers together to develop there skills around certain subject areas of interest with a qualified, knowledgeable coach and guide. You might want to learn more on Safety and rescue skills on the ocean, you may want to know and understand more about navigation whilst paddling open water, you may want to learn more about running rivers on your SUP or just how to be safe when exploring locally. Choose the personal paddler skills course that suits you and become a better paddler.

If you want to become a qualified Instructor or Guide then check out our current Course dates, availability and locations – click here

Check out our Personal Paddler Skills courses and clinics available below in Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Sit on Top Kayaking. Be personally safe, progress and get the skills to explore further.

Stand Up Paddleboarding – Personal Paddler Skills Courses

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The WSA Discover award is the first of our fantastic personal paddler awards. Drop us a line to pick up a log book and work your way through our other school awards.

Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Caught the SUP bug?..

or maybe you are getting back out on the water after a long break?

Do you feel fully prepared?

The WSA iSUP course is suitable for SUP’ers who have purchased new boards or had some basic lessons; for long term hire companies and anyone else who wants basic knowledge to SUP safe. Whether you are new to SUP or refreshing, the WSA iSUP Smart Course is perfect for you to learn to be prepared and self-sufficient before heading out.

Be safe – Planning is all. In this course you will learn the key things you must do before setting out, essential equipment to pack and what to consider so you stay safe at every stage of your journey.

Be Smart – Forewarned is forearmed on the water. Consider and learn the possible hazards; how to pre-empt them and how to navigate them should they occur.

Be prepared – Being prepared for the worst allows you to enjoy the best with confidence. Learn how to respond in any stressful or potentially dangerous situation which may arise.

As with any water sport there are risks associated with Stand up paddle boarding. As a paddle board owner and user you should be acquainted with those Risks and hazards and learn how to mitigate them as much as possible. This course will teach you everything you need to know in order to ensure you have safe paddles and amazing adventures.

Its an amazing confidence boosting and highly educational day out.

Minimum age 16

1 day course – £85

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Are you making the next steps of going for long day paddles on your SUP and want to learn more on how to make the most of these adventures?

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is for SUPers wishing to expand their paddling experiences for longer day journeys in a variety of water settings. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to push your boundaries into new areas of confidence and environments.

COURSE SKILLS
  • Skills review

  • Equipment

  • Planning

  • Weather

  • Peer and Individual Needs

  • Equipment

  • Nutrition

  • Navigation

  • Communication

  • First Aid and Rescue / Evacuation Considerations

  • Environmental Considerations and Leave No Trace Techniques

  • Paddling Techniques

  • Journey

  • Course Review and Action Plan

Throughout the course you will be required to make decisions, work individually and as a team being challenged!

PRE-REQUISITES

This course is for adventurous SUPers who are very confident in a variety of conditions.

Candidates should:

  • Be competent and capable of paddling your SUP on Open water

  • Have evidence of at least 2 paddling journeys (each of 3 hours minimum in duration)
APPROVED PRIOR LEARNING

Those individuals who have passed the WSA I SUP Safe will have the required level of skills and knowledge to participate on the Adventure SUPer course.

Individuals who have experienced paddlesports disciplines may also apply; qualifications such as WSA Awards / or other by application.

Adventure SUPer is £200 + You must have a valid W.S.A Recreational Membership £30 – click here to join

Dates 

Do you want to use your Paddle board to do some overnight expeditions but your not sure how. Look no further, this course will teach you everything you need to get you out on some amazing paddle board adventures.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course for experienced SUPers wishing to expand their paddling experiences to multi-day journeys, building on the WSA Adventure SUPer.
The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to push your boundaries into new areas of exploration.

COURSE SKILLS
  • Skills review

  • Equipment
  • Planning & Legal Considerations

  • Weather

  • Group and Individual Needs

  • Equipment

  • Shelter, Nutrition & Water

  • Navigation

  • Communication

  • First Aid and Rescue / Evacuation Considerations

  • Environmental Considerations and Leave No Trace Techniques

  • Wildlife

  • Paddling Techniques

  • Expedition Journey

  • Course Review and Action Plan

Throughout the course you will be required to make decisions, work individually and as a team being challenged!

PRE-REQUISITES

This course is for experienced SUPers who are very competent and confident in a full range of adverse conditions.

Candidates should:

  • Be competent and capable of paddling your SUP on moving water up to Grade 1 and Open water

  • Have good knowledge of SUP kit loading and be able to conduct a solo deep water rescue

  • Have evidence of at least 4 paddling journeys (each of 4 hours minimum in duration)

  • Have experience of camping and living outdoors

APPROVED PRIOR LEARNING

Those individuals who have passed the Adventure SUPer will have the required level of skills and knowledge to participate on the Expedition SUPer Course.

Individuals who have experienced paddle sports disciplines may also apply; qualifications such as WSA Awards / or other by application.

COST: £300 + WSA Recreational Membership £30

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Stand Up Paddleboarding – Workshops & CPD

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Join a SUP Paddling technique skills workshop with us and improve your paddling skills and learn new strokes. In this workshop we look at your technique suited to your area of SUPing. We will use video analysis to break down the stages of the stroke and then implement our knowledge to help other paddlers improve theirs.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Learn the skills and techniques necessary to be able to be safe on your Stand up paddle board. Learn how to self rescue and help or rescue others whilst your paddling.

As with any water sport there are risks associated with Stand up paddle boarding. As a paddle board owner and user you should be acquainted with those Risks and hazards and learn how to mitigate them as much as possible. This course will teach you everything you need to know in order to ensure you have safe paddles and amazing adventures.

Its an amazing confidence boosting and highly educational day out.

Minimum age 16

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Are you SUP Paddler who wants to get into the surf, or a SUP Surfer who wants to learn more skill and technique and become improve.?

Then look no further, this clinic will cover everything from equipment to wave catching, forecasting to trimming.. All of the skills you need to become and be a competent SUP surfer are taught in this clinic. A workshop designed to help you improve your SUP all round, including equipment selection, where to surf, techniques for getting out through the surf and manoeuvres. The workshop also focuses on safety issues that may occur when planning your session and during.

This full day clinic based in Newquay will utilize the best location / conditions on the day and offer the chance to use a variety of different surf SUP’s be coached throughout. We will use On Wave coaching, Video analysis and other techniques to enable you on your road to success.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Do you want to try your hand at river paddling? or have you dabbled and want to build your confidence and knowledge to safely navigate rivers in the future?

The White Water SUP Workshop is the pre requisite to all other WSA white water awards. you will develop skills, learn about equipment, reading rivers, route choice, selecting rivers and safety.

This full day workshop covers all aspects of River running on a SUP.

  • Equipment
  • Safety and rescue
  • navigating and reading a river

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Thinking about going racing? This workshop covers the basics of what to expect, disciplines, equipment, buoy turns, starts and all basics to build confidence before you race.

If your interested in racing on your SUP or you have tried a paddle race or two and want to develop your skills. Come and train with our local and internationally renowned Race winning Paddle board coach.

This 1 day Workshop will cover all aspects of Racing, from paddle technique to race psychology.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

The thrill and exhilarating of being blown and surfing with the wind on a paddle board is amazing. Learn to Downwind on your SUP.

As our horizons expand this workshop involves safety, equipment, venues, forecasting and all the basics required to downwind paddling. This is suitable for those wishing to start venturing downwind on recreational boards and above.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Cruising above the water is simply exhilarating gliding through the surf on a sup foil is amazing.

Our leading Foil coaches will take you through, equipment, safety, riding and progression to get you flying safely.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Sit on Top Kayaking

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Join a Kayak Paddling technique skills workshop with us and improve your paddling skills and learn new strokes. In this workshop we look at your technique suited to your area of Kayaking. We will use video analysis to break down the stages of the stroke and then implement our knowledge to help other paddlers improve theirs.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Learn the skills and techniques necessary to be able to be safe on your Sit On Top Kayak. Learn how to self rescue and help or rescue others whilst your out paddling.

As with any water sport there are risks associated with Sit On Top Kayaking. As a Kayak owner and user you should be acquainted with those Risks and hazards and learn how to mitigate them as much as possible. This course will teach you everything you need to know in order to ensure you have safe paddles and amazing adventures.

Its an amazing confidence boosting and highly educational day out.

Minimum age 16

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Want to take your SOT Kayak in the Surf but not sure how to do it safely.? This 1 day workshop aims to teach you everything you need to know in order to be safe and capable of riding waves.

Are you Kayaker who wants to get into the surf, or wants to learn more skill and technique and become improve.?

Then look no further, this clinic will cover everything from equipment to wave catching, forecasting to trimming.. All of the skills you need to become and be a competent Kayak surfer/ Waveski are taught in this clinic. A workshop designed to help you improve you all round, including equipment selection, where to surf, techniques for getting out through the surf and manoeuvres. The workshop also focuses on safety issues that may occur when planning your session and during.

This full day clinic based in Newquay will utilize the best location / conditions on the day and be coached throughout. We will use On Wave coaching, Video analysis and other techniques to enable you on your road to success.

£95

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Are you making the next steps of going for long day paddles on your SOT Kayak and want to learn more on how to make the most of these adventures?

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is for Kayakers wishing to expand their paddling experiences for longer day journeys in a variety of water settings. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to push your boundaries into new areas of confidence and environments.

COURSE SKILLS
  • Skills review

  • Equipment
  • Planning

  • Weather

  • Peer and Individual Needs

  • Equipment

  • Nutrition

  • Navigation

  • Communication

  • First Aid and Rescue / Evacuation Considerations

  • Environmental Considerations and Leave No Trace Techniques

  • Paddling Techniques

  • Journey

  • Course Review and Action Plan

Throughout the course you will be required to make decisions, work individually and as a team being challenged!

PRE-REQUISITES

This course is for adventurous kayakers who are very confident in a variety of conditions.

Candidates should:

  • Be competent and capable of paddling your SOT on Open water

  • Have evidence of at least 2 paddling journeys (each of 3 hours minimum in duration)

£200 + You must have a valid W.S.A Recreational Membership £30 – click here to join

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

Do you want to use your Sit On Top Kayak to do some overnight expeditions but your not sure how. Look no further, this course will teach you everything you need to get you out on some amazing paddle board adventures.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course for experienced Kayakers wishing to expand their paddling experiences to multi-day journeys, building on the WSA Adventure Kayaker.
The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to push your boundaries into new areas of exploration.

COURSE SKILLS
  • Skills review

  • Equipment
  • Planning & Legal Considerations

  • Weather

  • Group and Individual Needs

  • Equipment

  • Shelter, Nutrition & Water

  • Navigation

  • Communication

  • First Aid and Rescue / Evacuation Considerations

  • Environmental Considerations and Leave No Trace Techniques

  • Wildlife

  • Paddling Techniques

  • Expedition Journey

  • Course Review and Action Plan

Throughout the course you will be required to make decisions, work individually and as a team being challenged!

PRE-REQUISITES

This course is for experienced Kayakers who are very competent and confident in a full range of adverse conditions.

Candidates should:

  • Be competent and capable of paddling your SOT on moving water up to Grade 1 and Open water

  • Have good knowledge of SOT kit loading and be able to conduct a solo deep water rescue

  • Have evidence of at least 4 paddling journeys (each of 4 hours minimum in duration)

  • Have experience of camping and living outdoors

APPROVED PRIOR LEARNING

Those individuals who have passed the Adventure kayaker will have the required level of skills and knowledge to participate on the Expedition Kayaker Course.

Individuals who have experienced paddle sports disciplines may also apply; qualifications such as WSA Awards / or other by application.

£400 + You must have a valid W.S.A Recreational Membership £30 – click here to join

Dates to be confirmed – Feel free to call for details 01637 498200

NWSC Customer Benefits:

We operate on the North Cornish Coast with our personal paddler skills courses. This is the perfect place to improve your skills as we will be able to show you a variety of different sea conditions, and river types ensuring that when you go for your next paddle you can handle it on more than just your local spot on a sunny calm day.

There are no better training conditions than the real thing. We have a massive variety of places to use all over Cornwall which are great for learning and will offer you an amazing experience.