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Wahine Weekender - Adult Ticket

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  • Starts 11 Oct
  • From 90 British pounds
  • Saunton Sands

Available spots


Never taken your kayak in the sea? Curious about waveskis? Unsure about the ocean? Want to meet other keen paddlers? Fancy trying a new discipline with the help of top coaches? Wherever you are up to with surf kayaking or waveski paddling, there will be sessions tailored for you - with patient and experienced coaches keen to help you progress. More importantly, this is an opportunity to meet like-minded paddlers, spend some time in the ocean, and get a taste for the waves! Prerequisites: - Some previous experience kayaking and basic boat handling skills will be needed, this can be on flat water or in any other type of paddlecraft. - Being comfortable wading/swimming at the beach is essential. What should I bring? If you have your own Sit-on-top, closed-cockpit general purpose kayak, or surf-specific craft, please do bring that along. If you can borrow an older style playboat, they work really well too. You'll need a paddle, buoyancy aid, and a helmet too. There will be a variety of demo craft, including wave skis, sit-on-tops, and composite skis for the more experienced. What should I wear? Wetsuits, drysuits, or neoprene leggings with a cag all work well in the UK in October. Wetsuit booties or old plimpsols are needed in surf kayaks to protect your feet. Plan for the weekend Friday 17:30 onwards - Arrival, check into accommodation (if booked) Saturday 09:00 - Registration, Ruda Campsite Car Park Saturday 10-15:30 - Surf Sessions Saturday 17:00 - 18:00 Video Analysis (for those on this session) Saturday 18:00 - Movie Night + Meal Sunday from 10:00 - Surf Sessions Other Info Car parking can be expensive on the North Devon Coast. We will share vehicles where possible from the caravan park, but be prepared to pay £12-25 per day for private carparks. Jem, the genius behind the world class performance composite Jemskis will be providing his top tips on choosing a craft. Lucy will be giving us insight on her Waveski journey and the 2024 World Championships. Concessions Full time students and recipients of any of the benefits detailed in the terms and conditions. The Wahine Weekender Team: British Ladies Champion - Lucy McQueen Jones European Finalist & Coach - Katy Hogarth World Surf Kayak Association Board member & Coach - Dr. Claire Eatock Coach & author of Surf Kayaking, the essential Guide - Simon Hammond Videographer and author of "Kayak Surfing" - Bill Mattos Waveski guru, zen master & coach - Jamie Lawrence

Cancellation Policy

Refunds (less any non-refundable payment processing fees), will be issued if the event cannot go ahead due to any factors beyond our control. Concession Adult Ticket holders will need to show evidence at registration of eligibility: Full-time students, Recipients of any of the following; Universal Credit, Housing benefit, Income Support, Job Seekers’ Allowance, Working Families Tax Credit, Carers Allowance, Residence permit card with refugee settlement within 1 year of issue date, Application Registration card (ARC) Asylum Seekers within 1 year of issue date, Employment & Support Allowance

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