Take Your Kayaking Skills to the Next Level
Even if you’ve done the best Grade 2 Kayak Course in New Zealand, 4 days of coaching probably isn’t enough for you to master the art of multisport kayaking. In fact, many paddlers struggle to progress their skills beyond the basics and end up losing confidence over time.
On our 3-day Skills Improvement Course, you’ll elevate your grade 2 paddling ability through a personalised approach, tailored to your needs. Based on our experience working with over 1,000 multisport kayakers, we’ll help you fine-tune your technique, build your confidence, and teach you everything you need to know to excel in the Coast to Coast.
Who is this course for?
Our Skills Improvement Course is designed for grade 2 certified paddlers who are motivated to get better at multisport kayaking and make the most of their Coast to Coast race.
Your Skills Improvement Course Includes:
Continuing to work on your kayaking skills will set you up for a satisfying race result.
With Canterbury Kayaking, you’ll receive expert skills coaching from a professional instructor who can help you improve your kayaking fast.
Sam Milne is the most experienced kayak coach on the Waimakariri River. He has helped more than 1,000 paddlers take their kayaking to the next level and is super passionate about helping Coast to Coast competitors experience success on the river.
We Have Over 200 5-Star Reviews
“I've been kayaking for several years and completed the Coast to Coast a couple of times, but always wanted to improve. My course was just excellent. We covered a whole range of skills, each one well explained and broken down into simple steps. I've come away with a whole lot more kayaking knowledge and confidence in my ability.”Phil Damen
"I had very little experience before doing my Grade 2 Course. Sam was patient, kind, and professional. He immediately sets a tone of good vibes, clear instruction, and safety. I got personalised coaching, which helped me get down multiple rapids. Now, I am stoked on kayaking. Doing this course might honestly be the best part of training for the Coast to Coast!"Joyce Yager
“Having not been able to get much time on the river, I was dreading the Coast to Coast kayak stage. My course massively exceeded my expectations and I learned a huge amount from Sam, which has set me up perfectly for the race. Now, I actually find kayaking fun!”James Brownell