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Event series Event series: Beginners Course Weekend

Kayak Beginners Course Weekend Tyrol

1 Jul 2023 - 2 Jul 2023


In the kayak course Beginners Course you will learn all the basics to be able to paddle independently on easy white water. We show you what to look out for on the river and how to use the equipment correctly. The technique you will learn in this course will give you a good foundation to get off to a flying start in kayaking! In contrast to other kayak beginner courses, we don't teach you "beginner techniques", but the basics that will accompany you all the way into the roughest white water.

We take a day to practise everything that is important on the river in peace and quiet on the lake: paddling forwards, turning, bringing the boat to the edge and much more. At the end of the day we play canoe polo. Canoe polo is a lot of fun and helps us to deepen the techniques we have learned and to automate movement sequences.

On the second day of the basic course, we put what we have learned into practice on a full-day river trip in white water. We will be on an easy section of river and show you all the basics for navigating flowing water. For example, we will practise river crossings using a rope ferry, learn how to approach eddies and how to surf waves.

Information about the kayak course

  • Learn about the safety equipment, how to adjust your kayak, and how to hold the paddle correctly.
  • Paddling straight ahead: efficient forward stroke and upper body posture
  • Paddling curves: Arc stroke, draw stroke, power stroke, weight shift and upper body rotation.
  • Slowing momentum and backward paddling: Counterstroke and backstroke
  • Canoe polo basics
  • Small flow theory
  • Eddying out
  • We learn the basic techniques on the lake.
  • How to safely get out of the boat underwater.
  • Canoe polo - playful consolidation of what you have learned
  • Relaxed paddling in moving water
  • Understanding main paddle strokes in moving water
  • How to traverse across the river (ferry glide)
  • Boat edging to perform direction changes.
  • Entering and leaving moving water (Break in and Break out)
  • Inn in Innsbruck
  • Sill in Innsbruck
  • Ziller
  • Gschnitzbach

To be able to take part in Beginners Course , you must

  • Be able to swim confidently
  • Be in overall good health.
  • be at least 12 years old.
  • Be able to navigate easy sections of river independently
  • Learn all the important basic techniques
  • Long-sleeved top made from fleece or merino wool
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottle and snack bar for the river trip

Key data

  • In the S2S Shop
  • Natterer See 1, 6161 Natters
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Daily from 10:00 am to approx. 5:30 pm
  • Course fee € 200,00
  • Rental equipment € 60,00

Do you have any questions about this offer? Then contact us at any time by e-mail. We look forward to advising you!

Level of difficulty

WW1 and WW2