Kayak courses

Would you like to improve your kayaking skills so you are safer on the water and you can paddle further for longer without straining anything along the way? Ballina Kayaks can help.

All of our courses are run by Scott Rawstorne who is an Australian Canoeing certified kayak instructor, the creator of the Global Paddler project, and the author of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales, The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland, The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria and The Paddler’s Guide to South Australia. Scott has paddled in over 400 locations in 8 countries so he knows what it takes to make a good kayaker.

Scott runs regular ‘Kayaking for Beginners’ courses at Cawarra Park boat ramp at 9am on the fourth Sunday of every month and he is happy to schedule them at other times for groups of two or more people. He can also provide personalised one-on-one flat water kayaking tuition at a time that suits you.

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  • Kayaking for Beginners - 4 hours

    Kayaking for Beginners - 4 hours

    This course is for everyone who loves the idea of getting into kayaking and anyone who would like to have their basic skills enhanced by an expert. Kayak instructor Scott Rawstorne has written paddling guidebooks for 4 Australian states and has kayaked in more than 400 locations in 8 countries.

    Scott takes you through everything you need to know to paddle a kayak safely and efficiently. An on-land theory session is followed by a practical skills lesson and an hour-long paddle at the end to put into practice what you have learned.

    Ballina Kayaks runs 'Kayaking for Beginners' courses at Cawarra Park boat ramp at 9am on the fourth Sunday of every month and we are happy to schedule them at other times for groups of two or more people. Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets are provided. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own equipment instead if you would prefer. Bookings are essential.
    $97.00 inc GST

    Kayaking for Beginners - 4 hours

    $97.00 inc GST
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  • One on one tuition

    One on one tuition

    Personalised one on one flat water kayaking tuition with Scott Rawstorne from Global Paddler. The price shown is per hour. Simply nominate the number of hours you would like. Ballina Kayaks is open from Thursday to Sunday every week.
    $48.50 inc GST

    One on one tuition

    $48.50 inc GST
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