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Try Sea Kayaking Day

Learn to sea kayak safely and competently with our introductory Try Sea Kayaking Day. Read More

Kayak Skills Development Day

Improve and develop your sea kayaking skills and confidence on the water. Read More

Please Note

All courses delivered by fully insured and highly qualified instructors and according to Irish Canoe Union safety guidelines. All equipment supplied. Customized courses organized on request - please contact us for more information.

Winter Pool Sessions

Eskimo rolling on Lake Manang, headwater of Marsyandi river, Annapurna, Himalayas.

Eskimo rolling on Lake Manang, headwater
of Marsyandi river, Annapurna, Himalayas.
Cost: €35 per Session.

Learn to Eskimo roll or bombproof your existing roll with Shearwater Sea Kayaking at the Tallaght Sports Complex pool. Practise a variety of rolls, rescues and self rescues under expert instruction in the comfort zone of a heated pool.

Sessions will will be of 45 minutes duration and will take place on Wednesday nights from 9.00pm until 10.30pm. Please be on site in plenty of time as sessions start promptly. To maximize time, kayakers should be on site 15 minutes before the start of the session.

Session 1: 9.00pm - 9.45pm
Session2: 9.45pm - 10.30pm

Shearwater Sea Kayaking will provide boats, paddles, spray decks and instruction. Those who wish to bring their own kayaks are very welcome but please note that kayaks must be clean and fit for indoor use. Please bring along a pair of swimming goggles or a snorkel mask, a nose clip and swimming hat. A swimsuit or a wetsuit may be worn depending on personal preference.

These sessions are not suitable for absolute beginners. For your own enjoyment, it is preferable that you have completed a beginner session in some type of kayak discipline in advance of learning how to 'eskimo roll'.


Perfecting your roll can take time and lots of practise. As the Eskimo Roll is now a prerequisite for Level 3 Sea Proficiency Assessment, these sessions should be of interest to anyone hoping to achieve this award. If you are a total beginner, please book an Introductory session. If you are already comfortable upside down in the water and can Eskimo rescue successfully, then the Improver session is for you.

Introductory Rolling Session

Suitable for absolute beginners. Develop your confidence under water. Perfect your eskimo rescue, hip flick, knee bracing and sculling technique before moving on to the full Eskimo roll.

Bookings

Please click on the dates below to book:
Tue 7th Nov 9:00pm - 9:45pm - FULLY BOOKED 
Tue 7th Nov 9:45pm - 10:30pm - FULLY BOOKED 

Improver Rolling Session

Roll on your good side, roll on your “other good side”, roll with a half paddle, roll with traditional inuit wooden paddle. When you have achieved all these, we will teach you some self rescue techniques including the re-entry roll.

Bookings

Please click on the dates below to book:
Tue 7th Nov 9:45pm - 10:30pm - FULLY BOOKED 
Tue 7th Nov 9:00pm - 9:45pm - FULLY BOOKED