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Kajak & Uteliv

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

We meet at 9.30 AM at Gräddö Brygga, and will finish off at 16.30.

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


Dates 2021:
June: 5th, 12th
July: 7th, 10th, 11th, 18th, 21st, 28th
August: 4th, 8th, 11th, 22nd, 28th, 29th
September: 11th

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