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Skills Award


Undertaking Enclosed Sea Skills training is a useful way to improve your personal paddling skills, knowledge and confidence; or can be building block to attaining a guide or instructor award.

'Enclosed Sea' conditions are defined as:

  • Inside of estuaries, harbours, embayments or other sheltering reefs or islands Maximum of 2 nautical miles from shore
  • Wind conditions below Fresh winds (17 knots)
  • Breaking (whitecapping) waves (sea) up to 0.5m
  • No surf

Refine your paddling strokes, learn about and practice different rescue and towing techniques and gain confidence paddling in moderately windy conditions. The course also covers navigation, communication and weather interpretation relevant to sea kayaking.

View the Paddle Australia Enclosed Sea Skills Assessment Guidelines here: Enclosed Sea Skills

Location: Perth (Safety Bay)
Dates: See the booking page for dates
Minimum numbers: 2 people
Cost: From $600 per person plus PA Award fees. Gear hire is available for an extra fee.

**Custom dates may be available, depending on instructor availability.

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