Whitewater Springboard Beginners Course
Whitewater Springboard Beginners Course (grade 2)
The Whitewater Springboard is a 5 Day Intensive Course for whitewater beginners and grade 2 paddlers looking to progress with a firm foundation. We'll be based in Llangollen, in North Wales where the River Dee gives us a perfect staging post for our first whitewater adventures.
8th April - 12 Apr 2024 - North Wales - Spaces Available
Designed around our all-new cutting edge 5 Elements of Whitewater Kayaking model, this course is designed to be give each participant an awesome whitewater kayaking skill development experience to springboard their knowledge, capability and performance level on the river. Our aim is to send you away with enough experience and knowledge to begin to make your way as a whitewater enthusiast, plan your own adventures, and have tons of great days on the river
On each day of the course you'll head out to a prime white water kayaking location under the guidance of Paddle365 professional coaches.
Every day on the river will be given a broad theme, in-line with the 5 Key Elements:
- Reading Whitewater
- Paddler Momentum
- Boat Control
- Safety and Rescue
What level of paddler is this aimed at?
This course is aimed at whitewater beginners who have some experience of kayaking on flat water already and at semi experienced grade 2 kayakers who are looking for some structured coaching toward their independence and progression. Participants should have basic boat control skills on flat water, be able to paddle forwards over a reasonable distance, and be able to hold themselves stable in their kayak.
What's included in the price
- Professional guiding from an experienced and qualified member of staff.
- An action plan for your progression going forward, and further remote input whenever you seek it.
- Access to the Paddle365 long-term Mentorship program.
- Digital copies of any photos from the trip.
What's not included in the price
- Accomodation and food. Contact us for hotel recommendations local to our most likely course venues.
-Transport to and from the river (unless agreed otherwise).
-Boat hire or equipment use (This can be arranged at additional cost. Please contact us if you require anything).
-Car parking or facility fees.
This course cost is £450
Course Cost: £450
The progressive nature of the course ticked all the boxes I was looking for with combinations of new lines, challenges and good old fashioned fun all delivered by great coaching. By the end of the week I had a clear understanding of a running theme to take away and work on. Now to get on it and apply with my new boat. Emma Foxley
It was an awesome experience and one I would recommend to others who are stuck in their paddling progression and want to progress further. Jamie is a patient and detailed instructor and it is easy to see that he is extremely passionate about the sport. Morten Chen
I just wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible week of kayaking last week, I had a great time and was disappointed when I got up on Saturday morning to not be going off kayaking again...definitely got the bug!! Thank you as well for your patience and all the tips you shared, it was really perfect for me to build my confidence and develop my skills. Jennifer Randell