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Kayaking

This a great area for paddlesports and the variety of boats we have gives us access to all the watery delights that North Wales has to offer.

Kayaking at Blue Peris is an activity that is both very flexible and one that has a range of learning outcomes. It is not only fun, but it also helps to develop self confidence through the acquisition of a new skill. in addition, Kayaking sessions are great activities for developing team work, communication skills and self-reliance.

Llyn Padarn, our local lake, and the other lakes nearby, are superb venues for an introduction to the sport and any programme can allow students a taster session on a lake early in their course (in an inland kayak). Then, if an option day is built into the programme, the opportunity is there to take things further with a journey on the sea, on a river or to extend skills even further by getting into the surf (see surf).

Blue Peris is a Canoe Wales accredited centre, which means that the centre has been inspected and accredited for the high quality and safety of its canoeing and kayaking sessions.

We have three fleets of kayaks, all ready for use on their dedicated trailers:

  • General Purpose Kayaks - these are suitable for all uses and are mainly used for lake, white water and surf kayaking. These boats are great, not only for fun sessions, but also for sessions where the emphasis is on the acquisition of kayaking skills.
  • Sit-on-top Kayaks - these boats are ideally suited to purely fun sessions and excellent in the surf. We also have two double sit-on-top kayaks that are ideal for students with special needs.
  • Sea Kayaks - this fleet is an excellent resource and is used for intro journeys with groups staying at the centre and undertaking a residential.These boats are also available for hire.

Want to know more?

Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking is generally differentiated from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double bladed paddle. Almost all kayaks have closed decks, although there are many sit-on-top kayaks which are growing in popularity. There are also inflatable kayaks; these come without decks, but have air chambers surrounding the boat.

Whitewater Kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids. Sea Kayaking, also referred to as Ocean Kayaking or Touring, involves taking kayaks out on to the ocean or other open water.

Group kayaking
Kayak games
Kayaking on Llyn Padarn
Surfing
Sit on top

 

 

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