Downwind Lesson - 1 on 1


A more advanced session suited to paddlers wanting to step up but lacking confidence to take on open water conditions on their own. We will guide you every paddle stroke of the way and you will “learn on the move” during this spectacular coastal run. 

We meet at Kingston or Blackmans Bay where we load up on food and drinks and head off to the start. We commence the session from Tinderbox boat ramp with a 2km warm-up out to Pearsons Point where we work on your technique and balance.

Following this, under the towering sea cliffs, we line up our final destination and work on catching runners, tracking across the waves, positioning on the wave, handling rebound slop, using your boat, body and paddle in harmony with the water, and working with the water to maintain your momentum and energy.

You’ll finish this session tired but inspired, ready to apply the skills learnt to your next downwinder!


  • Allow 2.5 hours
  • Includes technique work
  • Weather window dependent (we need swell or a bit of wind)
  • Suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers
  • Gear hire available

Downwind Lesson - 1 on 1
Downwind Surfski Lesson Next Level Kayaking Tasmania
Downwind Surfski Lesson Next Level Kayaking Tasmania
Next Level Kayaking's Downwind Ski & Paddle Lessons Tasmania

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