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Kajak & Uteliv

3-evenings Beginners course

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A course for you, if you have never taken a kayaking course before but want to lay down a first foundation for your upcoming paddle adventures!
Read more about the three evenings below.

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Our 3-evening Beginners course suits whoever wants to start paddling or have been paddling for a while but never taken a course. The beginners course follows the norms of EPP 1 (yellow).

During 3 evenings we meet at 18.00 at Gräddö Brygga, and finish off at 21.

The course includes both theory and practical exercise:

Kayak basics – how to pack a kayak and adjust the feet pedals
How to step in and out of the kayak – at pier and beach
Forward and backward paddling
Maneuvering techniques
Capsize – yep, you will get wet and get your head under the surface!
Buddy rescue
Sea safety, Public Right of Access and Leave no Trace-philosophy

18.00-21.00, three evening occasions.

Dates 2021:

1st course: 1st, 6th & 8th of June
2nd course: 29th of June, 30th of  June & 1st of July

Price: 1390 SEK per person, including fully equipped kayak

The course is suitable as from 15 yrs old.


This is included:

  • Kayak
  • Spray skirt
  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddle float and pump
  • Wetsuit
  • Certified guide
  • Assessment at EPP 1 and course certificate

What to bring:

  • Clothes to paddle in (normal exercise clothes works fine, not jeans or cotton)
  • At least one set of spare clothes
  • Extra base layer if you are feeling cold
  • Swim wear and towel
  • Wind/waterproof jacket
  • Water resistant shoes (preferably some small and handy shoes since it can be tight for your feet in the kayak)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sun screen
  • Water bottle and thermos
  • Warm clothes for the evening
  • Lunch for the course day