A mind-blowing kayaking experience!

Our kayaking course will give you a solid foundation in kayaking.

Dreaming about a break from the winter? You need look no further! Here is your chance to learn from the best and experience a fantastic kayak destination.

Over this 4 days sea kayak course you will learn how to control your kayak, kayak rescues, navigation and more. Mad Goats and BORK have teamed up to offer a professional and unique kayaking course in Lisbon, Portugal. 

4 days

Beginner to intermediate

Only 5 900 NOK
(Early bird 4 900 NOK)

Course for beginner to intermediate kayakers
23-26. November 2017
15-18. February 2018

For the intermediate to advanced course  – Click here
8-11 February 2018

What is provided in the kayaking course price?

  • 4-day kayak course
  • All the kayak gear needed (only bring light accessories, as you don’t want to have to pay for extra luggage)
  • Professional, super awesome instructors
  • Transport to and from different kayak locations
  • The Norwegian NPF våttkort certification: Grunnkurs or Teknikkurs

Need to know before booking our kayaking course

  • We recommend that you have some experience with kayaking (e.g. 3 hour introduction course)
  • You are responsible for organising your own flights to Lisbon. We recommend TAP Portugal.
  • You are responsible for providing your own food during the trip.
  • You must book your own hotel.

More information about our kayaking course

Kayak course – course plan

Thursday (12:00-19:00)
Location – Cascais + saltwater pool
Activity – revise basic skills: strokes, rescues + begin rolling instruction + theory lesson

Friday (10:00-1800)
Location – Tagus River + saltwater pool
Activity – paddle to Seixal (practice towing, team-work, boat traffic) + rolling session + theory lesson

Saturday (12:00-19:00)
Location – Northern or Southern coastline, dependent on conditions
Activity – coastline trip (beach landings, paddling in swell)

Sunday (10:00 – you choose when you want to depart dependant on your flight) 
Location – best surf beach we can find that will suit participates skill level
Activity – learning to surf and rescue yourself in surf conditions

Find detailed course content on the bottom of the page.

Price for the kayaking course
– NOK 5900. Early bird price NOK 4900 (Book before 30.09.17)

This course can provide the Norwegian certifications
– NPF grunnkurs
– NPF teknikkurs
You do not have to be a Norwegian resident to attain these certifications or attend these courses.

Choose your date for a mind-blowing kayaking experience
– 23-26. November 2017
– 15-18. February 2018

This kayak course is for beginner and intermediate kayakers. If you are an experienced kayaker you can have a look at our other course in Portugal here. 

Want to know more about our kayaking course?

Contact us for more information and booking.

E-mail: kontakt@madgoats.no
Phone: +47 400 80 440

Please include some information
about your kayaking experience.

 

Practical/technical (90%)
Rescues
– Cowboy self rescue
– Cowgirl self-rescue
– Paddle float rescue
– Incapacitated swimmer rescue
– Unconscious swimmer rescue
– Assisted rescues (rough/calm water)
– T-rescue
– Towing
– Group rescues
– Shore landing and exits
– Introduction to Eskimo-rolling in the seaside swimming pool

Strokes
– Forward/back
– Bow-draw
– Stern-rudder
– Brace strokes
– Using your edges
– Moving side stroke

Team-work
– Paddling in a group
– Spacing
– Crossings
– Boat traffic

Extra
– Paddling in 3-star conditions (optional)
– Learning how to surf small waves (optional)

Theory (10% of the course)
Basic navigation:
– Taking a bearing on and off the map
– Basic map reading (e.g. map signs and distances)

Basic risk avoidance and safety measures
– Ocean conditions: tides & wind.
– Communications: Epirb, VHF, cell-phone, satellite phone
– First aid: hypothermia, CPR & dislocations
– Trip preparation

Terma and conditions

Booking and payment
1. The booking is binding when you confirm it and get the invoice.
 
Cancellation
1. Cancellation up until 30 days before the course: 100 % of the price will be refunded.
2. Cancellation up until 14 days before the course: 50 % of the price will be refunded.
3. Cancellation later than 14 days before the course: No refund.
4. If the participant does not arrive at the agreed time, there is no refund.
5. Cancellation has to be in written form by e-mail.
7. If you get sick, we will offer you a new date. We will need a note from your doctor.