Coaching Days available for groups of 6-8 people, 10am-4pm @ Nick Thorn Academy, Woolacombe Beach.
The Ski is one of the fastest man paddled equipment that is used in surf and on rivers. This piece of equipment is a very specialised form of lifesaving and kayak racing equipment. The use of a double ended kayak paddle is used to move and accelerate your-self through the water.
• Entry / Exit of water
• Body positioning / Movement
• Paddling Techniques
The Aims: Lean slightly forward, the arms should be straight with a flick up through the wrist, as the straightened arm reaches the waist, knees should be close together (But not touching!) with pushing of the feet on diagonal strokes.
The movement should be fluent, but adaptable to conditions. Lengthening of stroke helps chasing of swell and runs, on the return to the beach.
Tip: Wash riding helps on rounding the ski cans.
This peice of equipment is used as part of Lifeguard training and Iron Man Triathlon. The Ski is used by all ages, as they are made to measure for the individual.
Cost is £55 per person. Book up both days (Board & Ski, Swim & Ironman) the cost is £100.
As a level three Surf Life Saving instructor, swim, board and ski competence courses can be provided for competing, developing and improving skills.