WHITEWATER KAYAK – Intermediate Course – Level 3

Have you mastered the basics of whitewater paddling and are ready for the next challenge? This course is for the paddler who is starting to get to grips with white water.
To get the most out of this course then you should be comfortable on Grade 2 with some experience of Grade 3, a minimum of about ten days paddling on a variety of rivers would be ideal. To have a reliable roll is not essential on this course, it will of course help, however we will be able to help you with your roll during the weekend. So if you want a two days with plenty of opportunity to paddle Grade 3 and are keen to develop in that environment, then this is the course for you.

Course Aims
This course will provide the paddler with plenty of experience of paddling a variety of Grade 3 rivers, we may also look at paddling harder rivers if the conditions are appropriate and the group ready for it. In addition to this we’ll focus on river running strategies, whitewater safety and rescue as well as of course developing your personal paddling on intermediate whitewater.

 Before taking part in an Intermediate Course you should:
Have completed a Novice Course or be confident on grade 2 whitewater.
Have paddled on grade 3 whitewater a number of times in the last year period.
Be able to confidently perform break-ins & break-outs, catch small eddies and ferry glide on grade 3 whitewater.
Be able to roll consistently & confidently on grade 2 whitewater.
Be able to safely self-rescue in grade 3 whitewater.

Getting solid whitewater kayaking skills from our top coaches, there is no better way to improve your paddling and be whitewater confident

The course will begin with a review of skills, thereafter concentrating on grade 3 whitewater skills.

COURSE DURATION
2 days.
16 hours in total, including: Theoretical instruction, gear outfitting, changing time, transport, lunch break.

FROM
June til October
Course schedule: First weekend every month; or on request.
Minimun 3 persons enrolled or payment equivalent. For 2 persons inquiry booking information from us.
Our course ration is 1 instructor can take 4 guests.
*Send us e-mail to enquiry for special dates.

PRICE

kr. 2500 Adult
kr. 2250 Kids (born in 1999 and after)

HIRE GEAR

Kr. 800 for two days in the course. Kit including: Kayak, paddle, PFD (life jacket), helmet, splash jacket, wetsuit, neoprene shoes.
If you need hire the Kayak Equipment Kit you can add-on during the booking process, regarding the amount of guest’s requesting it.

GUEST REQUIRMENTS

Min Age 12
We reccomend tha you be physically fit
Good swimmer and be very confident in the water.Please inform us of any medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy etc.
Weight limit: 130kg (if you more than that you must contact us first)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

– Professional whitewater kayak instructor
– Transport in and out of the river
– Two warm meals at end of day
– A lifetime whitewater river experience in Norway

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

– Swimming clothes
– Thermal underwear if cold
– Wool or neoprene socks
– Change of clothes
– Luch pack for the 2 days
– Snack’s as: fruit/nuts/cereals bars or chocolate… yeah!
– Suncream
– Sense of adventure

COURSE CONTENT

You will usually be in a group of no more than four with one instructor. Meeting your instructor on the first morning provides an opportunity to discuss people’s experience and aspirations, which along with the weather forecast and water levels will enable us to plan the week’s activity with you.

Day one we will help you sort out any boats or paddling gear you need to hire from us, and then we will head off to a local river. There will give a good Grade 2/3 warm up day and enable us to introduce some coaching and safe river running themes.

For the rest of the course we’ll paddle the rivers that offer us the best water and are at the appropriate grade for the group’s needs. This will include plenty of rivers with Grade 3 and could include harder sections if appropriate. The following rivers may be paddled during the week:

Whilst on these rivers we will be able to spend time coaching and developing your personal paddling, there may be an opportunity for video coaching as well. In addition to this we will be looking at developing your river running skills to help you leave the course feeling confident to safely paddle a similar grade of river with friends.

As part of this white water safety and rescue is essential, there will be an opportunity to look at a variety of aspects of this during the two days as well, as is needed.

In addition to this you will benefit from your instructor’s wealth of knowledge of additional whitewater paddling venues around Norway, and more than likely the rest of the world. Stories will be told and hopefully you will leave inspired and with knowledge to confidently take your paddling to other parts of Norway and beyond.

On the course you will work on:

Front and side surfing, 360’s & boofing.
Specific creek moves and stroke combinations.
Maintaining general awareness.
Reverse ferries
Fine water reading skills Grade 3 paddling
Rolling on both sides & hand rolls
Adventure Level: HIGH.

INTINERARY

We are located by the lakeside of Vangsvatnet in Voss.
Only 50mts in front of Fleischer’s Hotel and 50 mts beside the Kulturhus (Culture house – Library) and only 100mts from the Train and Bus station.

Show up 10 minutes before your scheduled time at our operational base

 
    1- Check-in at our outdoor base
    2 – Gear up
    3 – Drive to the river
    4 – Safety instructions
    5 – Warm-up
    6 – River trip
    7 – Load back in the car
    8 – Back to our outdoor base.

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