Master this skill to increase your confidence as a paddler over a weekend with us. Rolling a sea kayak demands technique and finesse in equal measure but once you've nailed it, your journeys on the sea will be far more rewarding. Hone your skills in our indoor heated rolling pool and private lake. With our friendly, highly qualified team alongside you, you'll learn how to roll these large, elegant boats with style.
You'll progress from the absolute basics to rolling a sea kayak confidently.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll start off in our heated pool using smaller kayaks as we introduce the underpinning skills of an effective kayak roll. We'll then get you doing it in sea kayaks. Once you've mastered this in the pool, you'll move onto our pond and lake to get used to the colder outdoor environment.
You should be confident to capsize wearing a spraydeck.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
Our pool is equipped with kayaks of various sizes and shapes. You may wish to bring your own wetsuit, spraydeck, paddle etc, but we provide you with all of these. You'll find it useful to bring along a nose clip to ease the sinuses from continuous immersion.
Rolling can be tiring, so being fit will help you get the most from the course. Flexibility is another key factor in success so increasing your flexibility and mobility well ahead of the course will help to ensure success.