Costal navigation and tidal planning

Jann's tidal paddling

NPF has not designed a course that deals with the challenge of tidal sea kayak. Therefore, I've created this course in collaboration with Olly Sanders (BCU Level5 assessor)

Duration: 4- 8 hours
Requirement: NPF Technique course
Grading: ★☆☆☆☆
Meetingpoint: 10.00 AM, Lofoten Aktiv AS base
Evaluation: Spoken (vocal)

Price: NOK 1950,-

The course instructor will assess the participants and lead them into tidal power they are able to manage, and much depends on where we run the course. We routinely undertake courses in Gimsøystraumen, the current flowing in Grunnførfjorden and under Straumsbrua in Svolvær.

You will learn how to break out of and into the flow, location and angle for efficient tidal paddling and also how the current behaves when it encounters resistance.

This whole course is about paddle, body and boat control, it is advantageous to practice before the course on bracing, sculling, steering front and rear and possibly roll.

Seakayaking courses or guided tour?

Are you a group of friends of 4 persons or more, we can arrange a sea kayak courses or guided tour for you.

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Coach providers

All our coaches are approved by the Norwegian paddling society as activity leaders, tour managers or tutors.

All our trainers have extensive experience.

Lofoten Aktiv have insurance that covers all courses and activities.

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Contact info

Lofoten Aktiv AS, Postboks 136, 8309 Kabelvåg

Phone: +47 76 07 30 00 - Mobile: +47 99 23 11 00