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Unlock the secrets of paddling the Swellies and develop your paddling skills and confidence in the whirlpools, waves and races of this challenging yet fascinating body of water.

The weekend includes comprehensive tidal analysis so you can really understand how conditions change and we’ll introduce you to the best spots for playing in on both the ebb and flow of the tide. 

If you have any questions relating to your suitability for this course or a technical enquiry, please email Huw Jones huw.jones@sport.wales. Huw will endeavour to reply to your email as quickly as possible.


The Next Steps: If this weekend has whetted your appetite for challenging yourself on fast moving water, then take a look at our Tide Races and Overfalls weekend which will give you lots more of this type of paddling. Bring it on!


Recommended Reading

Rough Water Handling - Doug Cooper

We do not currently stock this publication. However it is available to purchase directly from Pesda Press and other outlets


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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Minimum Standard: You be comfortable sea kayaking in moderate conditions. The ability to roll is useful but not essential for this course

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

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