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Weather and Tide Awareness

1 Day course / 10am – 4pm

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAN A SAFE KAYAKING TRIP?

Here at the Kayak Academy, we believe that good trip preparation is essential to a safe journey out on the sea. Most incidents arise from “unexpected” changes in weather and conditions, this course is designed to give you the planning skills you need to make “unexpected” expected and therefore making most incidents easily avoidable.

WHAT WILL WE COVER?

Weather forecasting; how the weather is created and how to predict what will happen next
Tidal planning; what causes tides and how tides going up and down affects their flow along our coastline
Safe paddling conditions, how tides and weather interact with our coastline to give us more and less sheltered paddling conditions
How to read OS Maps – know where you are at all times!
Basic nautical chartwork, key features and how to find tidal flow information
Local wildlife, when breeding seasons are and how to reduce our impact on their environment

LOCATION:

Little Newcastle, Pembrokeshire (Full address sent on booking)
Join us in our purpose-built classroom.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

We will provide all charts, maps and equipment you need for the day
Tea, coffee, other drinks and snacks will be provided.

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

Lunch – There is a service station within 10 minutes drive if you do forget.
A sense of humour and a thirst for knowledge.

Got questions? contact your coach directly here: Academy@kayak-king.com