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Beginner course 2 - "The core fundamentals"

- Swedish Canoe Federation (EPP)

Green Level 2 days + assessment

Swedish Canoe Federation course in sea kayaking level Green is a calm beginners course over two days. Perfect beginning for the curious paddler with only a limited amount of prior experience. This course will develop safety and technical skills and give you a solid base for your own trips. Main objectives for this course are to have fun, build on awareness and safety skills to be able to execute day or weekendtrips in the inner archipelago in a group or by one self in calmer wind conditions.

The assessment will take place on the first half of day two. The Rest of day two will provide you with basic navigation skills to be able to plan an adventure of your own. Everyone will be briefed on their individual result and future training in the end of the last day.

Maximun 6 participants on each course.

Out line - Day 1:
Meet and greet 10am at Nautopp Kajakcenter Grebbestad. Short introduction and planning for the two days ahead according to the weather forecast. We provide kayaks and other equipment that will be used for the course. After some dry introductions we will soon be on the water boosting our technical skills both in the kayak and learn body and self rescues. Lunch is eaten on an island in the archipelago if the weather permits and the two days are paddled in the inner most protected parts of the archipelago. 
Course is carried out by Nautopps certified instructors.

Out line - Day 2:

First part of the day will be assessment day apx 4 hours. The assessment will be executed as a day tour. The remaining time of day 2 will focus on basic navigation. The day ends with a chat and a briefing on assessment results


Prior experience?

- Swim awareness.
- We recommend that you have 1 or 2 days prior experience from kayaking to be able to manage the assessment on day 2.


What is EPP?

Swedish EPP is a national development of the EPP (European Paddle Pass) certification. This Cerfication is worked out through level Yellow – Green – Blue – Red and Black level starting at the most novice level to the most experienced. The development is on a personal level in colaboration with enhanced skill level and the exposure of the water venue.

Next level?

EPP BLUE Level, Course that will aim towards cementing the safety- and paddle technical skills and building the paddler to understand the tactical knowledge needed to fully use the potential of their learning. Also being able to observe thier own progression and self coach towards further development and prevention of injury.


- 2 day course, every day 10am – 5pm

- Last day intergrated accessment.

- Kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, spray deck, neopren suite and paddle jacket. 

- Remember to bring your own lunch.


3495 SEK/ person

If wanted – Registration with the Swedish Canoe Federation and certificate. Extra fee of 150 SEK/person will be charged for Certificate card after completion.

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