A mind-blowing kayaking experience!

Our kayaking course will take your existing skills to the next level.

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 4-days you will learn how to control your kayak in surf, perform the eskimo-roll, kayak rescues and technical paddling skills. Mad Goats and BORK have teamed up to offer a professional and unique kayaking course in Lisbon, Portugal. 

4 days

Intermediate to advanced paddlers

Only 5 900 NOK

Course for intermediate to advanced kayakers
8-11 February 2018

For the beginner to intermediate course – Click here
23-26. November 2017
15-18. 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

Need to know before booking our kayaking 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. Remember that this is an intensive kayaking course, so most of the time you spend at the hotel will be sleeping: the rest will be spent in your kayak!

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

Skill requirements

  • NPF Teknikkurs
  • Or similar course level or experience (e.g. paddled two seasons)
  • Contact us of you are unsure of your skill level

Choose your date for a mind-blowing kayaking experinece
– 8-11 February 2018

We have kayaking courses are for all skill levels, beginners and experienced kayakers. If your skill level is not at this level, have a look at our beginner 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 information about your level of kayaking.


Practical/technical (90% of the course)
– 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
– Lots of different rolling techniques and exercises



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

– Paddling in a group
– Spacing
– Crossings
– Boat traffic

– Paddling in 4-star conditions (optional)
– Learning how to surf waves at a shore break (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)
– Finding where you are on a map using landmarks

Basic risk avoidance and safety measures
– Oceans conditions: tides & wind
– Communications: Epirb, VHF, cell-phone, satellite phone
– First aid: hypothermia, CPR & dislocations
– Risk analysis
– Training plans 

Terms and conditions

Booking and payment
1. The booking is binding when you confirm it and get the invoice.
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.