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The aim of this day is to explore the necessary skills, knowledge and decision making to safely participate in stand up paddling more independently.
To start, we will look at how to source a suitable weather forecasts, local tidal information/ river level information. How to find out the best places to access the water, for example local lakes, rivers, canoe trails, coastal access points, along with Information about local paddlesport clubs. Additionally we will discuss who we should contact when going afloat and what we should carry.
At the water we will cover how to decide suitability of venue, apply forecast, confirm tidal information, or river level to venue.
Finally on the water, we will coach you on how to develop your personal performance skills such as, how to paddle in wind, how to manoeuvre your board, how to self-rescue and how to help others back on their boards or back to shore if getting into difficulty.
If you are thinking of buying a board or have bought a board and wish to make more informed decisions about where you go, what you should take and how to stay safe on the water, then this is the course for you.
Detailed Below, is a sample programme that can be adjusted by your coach to suit weather forecast and course participant’s individual needs.
09:15 meet at venue
How to make an informed decision.
Knowing your limitations, looking after yourself and others
16:30 back to base
Outstanding questions and what next.
17:00 course close.
Tollymore has a range of Red paddleboards, Star board, Loco boards, from long skinny ones to short wide ones, ISUPS, hard boards and everything in between. We also have a range of plastic, glass and carbon paddles, all equipment is available for you to use. We do also encourage students to bring their own equipment, as they may feel more comfortable using equipment they are more familiar with.
Course participants should bring:
Fee includes, all necessary technical equipment, lunch, teas & coffee’s, hot showers and in course transport.