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Paddle Discover or Explore Awards

Following the BCU Syllabus

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Persons Ages 8+ • Paddle Discover Awards

Experience BCA: Paddle Discover & Paddle Explore Award with ShoreSports

Christchurch Harbour in Dorset offers some of the most stunning but safe locations in which to learn.

The Paddle Discover Award allows you to develop your decision making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water, taking you on the next steps towards becoming a proficient and independent paddler. It helps to have a bit of paddle experience, however, if you are confident you can jump straight into this discover award.

Learn how to choose and effectively use equipment, whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling; giving you the confidence to progress to making your own choices with the Explore Award.

The Paddle Explore Award aims to give you ownership; allowing you to choose where you move next in the world of paddle sport. Working with our coach you will be able to develop a
programme that suits what you need. You need have previous experience to join the Paddle Explore Award, ideally having done the Discover Award.

Learning to make confident choices and recognising your ability to independently paddle your chosen craft in a sheltered water environment.

Young or old kayaking is one of the most accessible watersports that offers something for everyone. Whether you are just looking to see wildlife and great views, improve your fitness or experience the thrills of going down white water kayaking is for you.

At ShoreSports we train people to use their kayaks as effectively and safely as possible giving them the confidence and ability to go out on their own. Often the best way to do this is by following the BCU syllabus, which gives us clearly defined and obtainable objectives. As a BCU Level 3 Sea Kayak coach Nick has the skills and qualifications to help you go from the complete basics of kayaking up to more advanced manoeuvres and strokes, such as sculling for support and the much coveted eskimo roll.