Frequently asked questions

How does the 7 day free trial work?

When you subscribe to OSK you will have to confirm details for payment through paypal  or Stripe but you will not be charged for 7 days after you subscribe.  During this period you can cancel anytime.

What is the difference between OSK and watching videos on you tube?

OSK have structured online sea kayaking courses with lots of individual lessons per course carefully put together to give you exercises to allow you to develop your skills in a logical order.

How to Unsubscribe?

You are welcome to stop your subscription with OSK at any point. You can then choose to come back and resubscribe at a later date, maybe when a new course is added that you like the look of.

To unsubscribe click on your profile picture on the home page (this is the head image at the top right). After clicking on this you can go to settings and then billing info. You can cancel your subscription in this section. Any problems just drop us an email.

Where are the courses filmed?

We have tried to use the best environments to help demonstrate the skills and exercises.  A lot of the flat water skills were filmed in Croatia and the surf was filmed in Cornwall.  The moving water content was all filmed in North Wales.

How often will there be more courses added?

We are working hard on new content right now.  We have lots of planns to release new courses including Leadership, Edging and a BC approved OWNTP

If I have digested all of the amazing content how do I unsubscribe?

You can unsubscribe by logging into your paypal account and going to recurring payments.  If you have paid your subscription using a card through Stripe then you can unsubscribe through your Kajabi login.  Hopefully we will see you back as more content is added.  You are welcome to cancel anytime and there is no cancellation fee.

What currency can I pay with?

You can subscribe using either GBP USD, EURO, CAD and AUD through Paypal and Stripe

How do I upload videos for feedback?

You can upload videos through the facebook group and get feedback from the OSK coaches and community.  Or you can upload and add a link to the video on the comments section of the relevant lesson on the website.

What is the best way to use the website and course?

The Online Sea Kayaking Courses can be completed in many different ways.  You may want to take your time watch a lesson get out on the water practice the exercise on the course, upload a video for feedback and then when you are ready move on to the next lesson on the course. 

You may find it useful to watch all of the lessons over a few evenings then go back to the lessons you feel you need to work on and get out on the water and complete the exercises and get feedback and ask questions through the site.

Another option is to take your mobile devise down to the water and watch a video and then straight away do the exercise.  When you have got that exercise you can watch the next lesson.  While you have your device in a waterproof case get your paddling partner to take a video or two and upload them for feedback.

You may have booked into a course or are taking lessons on the water.  Use these courses and lessons to give you a greater understanding and to prepare you for your course or lesson on the water.

If you are a sea kayak coach there are lots of ideas to use while coaching. These courses and individual lessons break the strokes and techniques down into their key component parts and have lots of useful exercises to help paddlers develop their techniques.

Use the content in a way that suits you best and please ask questions and get feedback from us and the growing OSK community to help you progress. 

Who are the OSK coaches?

James Stevenson is a highly qualified and experienced Sea Kayaker.  He loves sea kayaking and has an extensive portfolio of teaching experience across a wide range of client groups. Patient and calm, he has a real knack for developing and building confidence. James is a BCU Level 5 Coach, the highest level qualification in kayaking. 

Simon Osborne has been helping kayakers to develop their skills for over 25 years. He has coached all of the world and completed numerous major sea kayak expeditions.  He is a BCU Level 5 coach with a passion for helping others experience the amazing world of sea kayaking

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