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Need Your Grade 2 Certificate?

Learn with New Zealand's top Coast to Coast instructors.

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Welcome to Canterbury Kayaking

If you're training for your first Coast to Coast Race, gaining solid grade 2 kayaking skills is essential.

Join Canterbury Kayaking's proven training system and you'll gain the skills and experience you need for success on the river.

Stage 1: Grade 2 Certificate Course

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Stage 2: Coast to Coast Skills Course

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Stage 3: Waimakariri Gorge Trips

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Half-Day Grade 2 Preparation

Get a head-start before your Grade 2 Course, or just give paddling a go.

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Rolling Lessons

Learn to roll, or tidy up your existing roll, with help from a qualified instructor.

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One-on-One Instruction

Need a hand with your paddling skills? We offer private coaching year-round.

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