If you want to learn to paddle but don't know where to begin...this is the group for you! Start your paddling journey in a safe environment with knowledgeable coaches. Our brand new Paddling Foundations sessions have been designed to introduce you to paddling and get you up to speed on the basics in a quick, efficient time format. These sessions will accelerate your learning, compared with 'going it alone', to a point where you can join one of our other groups with confidence, or head out with your friends. We will introduce you to user-friendly craft and associated gear, the technique & skills involved with paddling, and how to get back into your boat when the inevitable happens and you come out!
Paddling Foundations is most suitable for complete beginners and paddlers transitioning to a novice level, with all gear supplied (stable craft, PFD, paddle & leg leash) if you don't have access to your own. Participants can enter and leave the program at any time, and you can attend a single session or multiple sessions.
Paddling Foundations sessions run year-round in blocks of 8-12 weeks. We plan and communicate each block of training in advance, and post weekly schedules and venues during each block. Please contact us or check our group session Facebook page for up-to-date information prior to purchasing.
PADDLING FOUNDATIONS SESSIONS FOR 2019/20:
Spring 2019 - October 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, November 3rd & 10th
Summer 2019 - December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd
Summer 2020 - January 25th
Autumn 2020 - March 1st, 8th & 15th
Autumn 2020 - April 5th, 12th & 19th
Autumn 2020 - May 10th, 17th & 24th
When: Sunday afternoons at 2.00pm or 4.00pm (sessions go for 1 hour)
Where: meeting at Tyndall Road carpark, northern end of Kingston Beach near Hobart (site map below)
Bookings: We recommend booking Paddling Foundations sessions online to guarantee a place
$15 per session casual
$30 per session casual with gear hire
- Group training sessions focusing on learning the basics
- Gear hire available
- Most suitable for complete beginner to novice paddlers