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G2 Refresher Course

G2 Refresher Course

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Our Faster Lines Kayak Course is the third stage in your multisport skills progression with us. This original and innovative program was first introduced to the kayak community in 2013 by Canterbury Kayaking. Being the first program in New Zealand to help multisport paddlers break away from the “beginner” category, attending this training is now seen as must-do for all who take their multisport kayaking seriously.

This is an intensive, four-day skills training program that will take you on a journey like no other. Pushing your river skills to the next level with the support of a NZOIA qualified coach. Improve and bomb-proof your roll, build on your grade 2 skills in a whitewater boat, and become confident and controlled through the Waimakariri Gorge in your race-boat. 

This package serves as a refresher or development package if you already have some expereince with the Coast to Coast Race and would now like to improve further, or need your certificate renewed. If you are on the fast track to your very first C2C Race, have already done the first two courses with us, and are still craving more, you are more than welcome to book this additional training in now.


  • Grade 2 Certificate refresher / reassessment included.

  • Multisport kayak and wing-paddle hire available.

  • Waimakariri Gorge Trip included (weather & skills permitting).

  • Guaranteed to run regardless of weather/flow. In the event of unsafe conditions on the Waimak’ we will use an alternative training location.

  • Train in a small group size of just four paddlers per coach.

  • Officially endorsed and recommended by Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

  • Receive professional coaching from an NZOIA qualified instructor.

  • Learn over four consecutive days so you reach a higher skill level.

  • Fully safety audited & registered with AdventureMark.

Skills You’ll Learn

  • How to roll in rapids under pressure.

  • Improve your whitewater skills.

  • How to pick your own lines down class 2+ rapids.

  • Inside scoop on Waimak’ short-cuts and how to choose them.

  • Develop confidence on wave trains.

  • How to use the fast-water to your advantage.

  • How to take on bluff corners.

  • How to negotiate rock gardens.

  • Plus much more!


  • Grade 2 Course attended (or equivalent whitewater experience).

  • C2C Multisport Skills Course attended (or equivalent racing experience).

  • Grade 2 Certification achieved in the past 5 years.

  • You must be able to swim.

  • You need to be of good health & high fitness.

  • You need to be between 16-65 years old.

  • You need to be between 50-110kg..

Weather & Flow Conditions

Please be aware that getting on the Wiamakairri River in race kayaks requires conditions to be within an acceptable safety range. There is always a risk that the weather may force us to deviate from our preferred plan. If we are unable to take you on the Waimakairri River due to the conditions, your coach will continue the course in the next-best location. In rare circumstances this may mean switching into a different kayak or travelling beyond the Canterbury area.