Our course are 15 to 16 hours over 2 days. Day 1; turnout 09:00 at Ørsvågvær (Skaarungen Camping signposted from E10, 2km west of Kabelvåg). The first three hours are theory and finding equipment that fits you; kayak, PFD and dry suit with neoprene shoes. If you are smaller than size 38 in shoes or S (small) in a jacket or larger shoes than XL or 45 you should make us aware of it inhead of time. In the dry suit you should use warm clothing (preferably wool) with long sleeves and legs, and warm socks. You will get a little wet around the neck and sleeves, but during the practical bit you will be comfortably warm.
The rest of the first day, you become familiar with the kayak, paddle and placement of your body. Bracing, edging kayaking, steering control, forward and backward paddle, not least to paddle sideways. These are some of the practical tasks. Rescue is a natural part of the day since you are looking for the performance boundaries of yourself, the kayak and the paddle.
Day 2 begins with the update from yesterday and some new technical momentum before we star our tour. We take you to a suitable area and much of the time spent on perfecting paddle strokes and kayak control. This day you can also learn how to use the rudder or skeg. You bring your own food (hot) drink and extra clothing on the trip, and we will find a suitable place to take a lunch break.
- Kabelvåg (NO)
Duration: 2 days (up to16 hours)
Meetingpoint: 10.00 AM, Lofoten Aktiv AS base
Evaluation: To get Wet Card must attend all the activities mentioned above.
Price: NOK 2650,-