The Coastal Sea Kayak Award is the second level of the sea kayak awards from British Canoeing. It shows you are at the standard to paddle independently in moderate conditions and could be seen as the old British Canoeing 4 Star skills without the leadership Element. It involves planning and paddling in 2 knots of tide, up to Beaufort 4 winds and one meter of swell, and trips including crossings of 2 nautical miles or 4km.
Our trips abroad include 7 nights accommodation and spend 5 days on the water, allowing us to make the most of the weather conditions and take some rest days during the trip. The Award can be given when the level is achieved on any of our trips in tidal conditions on our intermediate level and above and is the appropriate level to start working towards the Sea Kayak Leader Award.
Completion of the British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award or experience in tidal waters and winds up to Bft 4. Feel free to call us if you’d like any further information.
Click here for the full British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak Award syllabus
Personal Paddling gear if you have any, swimming clothes, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, footwear that you can get wet, change of clothes, drinks and snacks
All equipment, BCU 5star guide, small group ratios & accommodation (excluding: transport, food)
Isles of Scilly, Cornwall or Brittany
Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.
Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.