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)
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
– Lots of different rolling techniques and exercises

 

 

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 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.
 
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.