Paddle Festival @ the Beach 2021

New date for 2021 and details to follow!

The Event

On the 25th & 26th April 2020, in partnership with our friends at Moryak, Los Leones & Siesta Oppi, we'll be hosting the first Paddle Festival based at the Beach - Strandbad Bönigen on the shores of Lake Brienz.

Together we'll be running a full range of workshops in Canadian Canoe, Sea Kayak, White Water Kayak & Canoe, SUP & Surfski for you to try out and take part in and will be offering an opportunity to meet other paddlers, bring together the paddling community and enjoy a fun social weekend to start the season in style.

The Programme

Friday 24th April:
7pm Meet at the Beach - Strandbad Bönigen for informal drinks and social around the fire.

Saturday 25th April:
9am Opening of the festival and start of workshop programme
5pm Paddlers Apero
7pm Evening Social

Sunday 26th April:
9:30 Start of Sunday Workshop programme
17:00 End of Workshops

The Workshops

Canadian Canoe
Canoe Intro Single & Tandem
Canoe Improver - Preparation for WW
Pack Rafting Intro on the Lake
Pack Rafting Intro to Moving Water

Sea Kayak
Efficient Forward Paddling
Effective Edging & Manoeuvring
Expedition Skills / Bushcraft/ Making Fires
Greenland Paddling
Intro to Tidal Planning
Rescue Training in Cold Water

Intro to SUP Skills
Flatwater Racing
Intro to White Water

Wing Paddle Technique

White Water
WW Canoe Simme
Tandem WW Lütschine
WW Boat and Material Test on Lake

Latex Repair
Paddleability Module


CHF150 per person
Including 2 days of workshops, equipment and camping cost in grounds


The beach café will be open over the weekend for food and drinks.


Camping is available inside the Strandbad grounds and included in the festival fee.
Van camping is also possible, but please get in touch for more info.

Accommodation can be booked directly at the Hotel Oberländerhof in Bönigen with Jasmine and Bene directly for CHF75 per person for singles or CHF150 for double rooms.
Plenty of other options are available locally in Bönigen and in Interlaken.

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