Structured Online Sea kayaking Courses

The OSK Libray is always growing and ALL of these courses below are included with your monthly or annual subscriptions.

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Edging and Turning  Course

This series of 37 lessons guides you through how and why we edge our kayak before moving onto looking at ways to turn and control our boat. We start with sweep strokes and then move on to outside edge and inside edge turns. All this along side lots of great exercises and technical content.

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Sea Kayak Rescues Course

Our latest course to land in the OSK library. This 42 lesson course covers all aspects of sea kayak rescues.  The first section looks at the deep water rescue in detail giving you all of the techniques and exercises to help you perform fast and effective rescues.

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Paddling in tide Course

This 28 lesson course progressively works through all the skills we need to confidently control and handle our sea kayaks in the tidal water environment. The first lessons work through the fundamental skills of kayak control in the flow and the second part of the course has lessons on how to paddle in tide races.

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Navigation and Planning Course

This detailed and comprehensive course goes through everything you need to plan a safe and enjoyable day trip along a coastline. With over 70 lessons the course goes through weather and forecasts, charts and maps, tides and then brings all of this together in the planning lessons. The course then moves into advanced navigation planning trips on more committing sections of coastline and areas of strong tides. There is also an option to upgrade to a British Canoeing Certified course with assessments.

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Surfing a Sea Kayak Course

This course gives you all of the knowledge and skills to understand the surf forecasts, Land and launch through the surf zone and all the way to mastering control on a diagonal run and staying straight.  With 42 individual lessons, the course breaks down the key foundations and skills to enable you to progress your understanding and kayak handing in the surf with structured exercises

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Staying Upright Course

With 39 individual lessons, you will have everything you need to develop a stable platform for your sea kayaking.  Simon will break down the Low Brace and the Low recovery as well as the high recovery.  Giving you individual exercises and teaching you how to work with a paddling partner to develop your techniques in a controlled environment.  The course is designed to keep you upright out in surf and conditions but uses the calm water environment to create the foundations.

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Ruddering Masterclass

This course breaks down the bow and the stern rudder into all of their component parts and will give you a complete understanding of the strokes.  The 27 lessons have practice exercises and help you structure your learning giving you effective rudders for the surf, between rocks and along journeys.

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Core Principles

These are the lessons James and Simon call their core principles.  These are critical skills or knowledge that apply to many different strokes and aspects of sea kayaking.  They will be adding to this course continually to help you get a solid core to your paddling skills.

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Bonus material

This course is where we are putting some extra curricular material to give you some inspiration.  Including two 30 minute expeditions documentaries and presentations from various expeditions. 

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Anja

Great videos that really shows all the aspects of different strokes and skills. would recommend it for both novice kayakers as well as experienced paddlers. Lots of useful tips for me as a coach too.

Kevin

This course is brilliant - very well put together with high definition footage and easy to understand descriptions of techniques. I have used much of the course material on the water and in theory and it is faultless. I just keep going over and over and it never gets old. Great job guys - I thoroughly recommend to beginner, intermediate and enthusiasts alike - great stuff 😎

Lee

Videos are brilliantly shot, simple to follow. Love the use of multiple angles, really helps to understand the full picture of a movement. Great resource, amazing!

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