Canoe SA offers a diverse range of courses for all skill and fitness levels. We offer Australian Canoeing Award Scheme courses including:
Basic Skills Courses - a 6 hour introduction for people who want to learn to paddle (Canoe, Kayak or SOT (sit on top))
Flat Water Skills - extension of paddling skills, course participants will learn additional paddle strokes and rescues. Holders of the Flat-water Skills award have demonstrated they can competently paddle a kayak or canoe as part of a group of peers on flat sheltered, undemanding water.
Canoe/Kayak Lifeguard Course - The introductory level for people wanting to gain employment in the industry. Holders of the Canoe or Kayak Lifguard award have been assessed as and are qualified to manage a paddling activity in enclosed situations where the group does not leave the immediate launch area
Flat-water Instructor Induction - Courses for people seeking employment where the the group under instruction will leave the immdiate launch area such as an overnight or full-day excursion. Holders of the Flat-water Instructor award have been assessed at and are qualified to operate on inland waterways in controlled conditions.
Sea Weekend - held on the long weekend in March, this weekend of skills and information is a must do for ocean and open water paddlers. Enjoying unprotected waters and the sense of adventurecan be a buzz but conditions can change quickly. Learn to survive, test your ability and knowledge, learn from the best in South Australia and be inspired.
Click on the course name for more dates, information and enrollment details.
Everyone who sits in a kayak for the first time feels insecure. The kayak not only feels unstable it may frequently threaten to flip over.
For the Inuit of Alaska & Greenland being able to roll after a capsize could be a matter of life or death. The same is true for sea kayakers who may be many kilometres from shore in rough seas when a capsize occurs
You know that you can easily exit the boat should it tip over, so you can feel more relaxed, but each "wet exit" fills the boat with water that must be emptied. Avoiding this chore is a great motivation for learning to roll!
Beginners rolling sessions are held on the gently sloping sandy beach at West Lakes. Attending a rolling session will develop your knowledge and skills level.
Session dates & times:
Thursday, 24 February, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Thursday, 03 March, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Thursday, 24 March, 6.30 - 8.00pm
Cost - $20.00 per session
Bring your own kayak, or we will supply a white-water play boat
For further information on rolling sessions in 2011 please contact Canoe SA for details.
Please Note: A course may be cancelled where the weather is deemed to be unsatisfactory or unsafe. Where a course is cancelled by Canoe SA you will be offered attendance at another course within 3 months. Please see Canoe SA Refund Policy for a full description of conditions. CLICK HERE
Enrollment Form click here
Basic Skills Course Gift Voucher
Thinking about Christmas or have a friend or family members’ birthday coming up… Why not give them a Basic Skills Course Gift Voucher. Give them the chance to develop a new skill while being active in the outdoors. Don’t miss the chance of giving a loved one a fun and exciting gift that they won’t forget.
To purchase a Basic Skills Gift Voucher call the office on (08) 8240 3294
Australian Canoeing Awards Scheme
Canoe South Australia is charged with administration of the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme in South Australia. The Scheme is the only nationally recognised set of canoeing qualifications. These two courses are usually run over the summer season although group courses can be arranged anytime if you contact Canoe SA.
Click on the Course name to find out more information on your selected course. These courses are based at or adjacent to the Canoe South Australia facilities in the northern basin of West Lakes, and are conducted by Australian Canoeing qualified Instructors. The normal Instructor:student ratio is 1:6, but the ratio may vary according to numbers, weather conditions and ability levels.
Basic Skills Course
For more information, contact
PO Box 281
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Phone 8240 3294
Fax 8240 3295
Keep watching the website for more courses to come, or browse the calendar for other recreational activities.
Bookings may only be made on the relevant forms or by phoning Canoe SA, accompanied by payment. Closing date for applications is 5 working days before the course.
Canoe SA Refund Policy is available for your information CLICK HERE