Sea Kayak on the Sea

As our name suggests, we feel a deep connection to the Sea. Hightide, meaning the highest point of the flood, is something we refer to on a day to day basis. Every course we deliver on the Sea feels like going home to us and we are passionate about showing our home to our guests 🙂 In order to get the most out of the limited time on salty water, we are big believers in using the resources of the lakes and rivers in order to “build the motor”. With solid preparation, we are ready to face the challenges of the unexpected windy day, paddle longer with less effort and get the most out of all delights the Ocean has to offer.

Our courses are divided into three different levels or previous knowledge.
The Level 1 course looks at polishing all those skills we’ve learnt on our home waters and puts them into practice around the rocks and out in the wind and waves. We also plan each day together taking account of the conditions on the day in order for you to know what to look out for in non-tidal water.

The Level 2 courses take place in moderate conditions, the Level 3 courses in more advanced conditions. They focus on the application of skills in different environments (wind, waves, surf, swell and tide) and develop your knowledge in order for you to feel confident in planning and undertaking your own adventures in tidal and more challenging.


If you want to explore and play on the Sea, our course offering on the lake gives you the building blocks to really profit from your time on salt water. We have a range of courses, which aim to give you the skills to master paddling in more dynamic environments. Our aim is to get you paddling safely, independently and with the knowledge to further develop on your own.


If you already have some experience check out our skills development or fine tuning course. We have courses on the river to develop your dynamic skills and our courses in Liguria further develop and apply the skills we train on the lake. No matter what your level, we will ensure you have something to think about and develop further.


For the seasoned sea or lake paddler we have a range of levels of courses on the Sea. Each course aims to give you confidence to plan and do your own trips out on salty water. And in between our trips to the Sea we have our fine-tuning course which, with our small groups, aims to give new insights into your paddling and a plan of how to further improve whatever your level.

Our Courses

Trips Abroad from our Partners

Meet our Coaching Team

Dave Storey

Managing Director Operations, Head Coach & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

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