Learn to Surfski

Learn to surfski at Cates Park


Saturdays: June – August
10:00am – 12:00pm
Adult Price:$70
Age: 16+

Intensity: Moderate Intensity. Prerequisites: Previous Kayaking Experience Required

Surfskis are a fun, exciting and sporty craft, designed originally for surf lifesaving and now primarily used for fitness paddling and ocean racing.  This course will give you the skill to safely paddle and maneuver a surfski in sheltered waters.

Topics Include:

  • Surfski features and design
  • Safety Equipment Overview
  • Forward Stroke Efficiency
  • Manoeuvring Strokes
  • Bracing strokes
  • Falling Off and Remounting from the water
  • Picking an appropriate location to paddle
  • Basic weather, tide and current interpretation

Cates Park Paddling Centre reserves the right to cancel any program at any time.

Extra Info

To know what to wear or what to bring with you, check out our ‘What to bring’ guide.