Welcome to the NORTH SHORE CANOE CLUB Inc.

Try Learn Explore Introductory Courses

 

KEEN TO LEARN TO PADDLE?
JOIN US FOR OUR TRY LEARN EXPLORE INTRODUCTORY COURSES!
PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING ON YOUR CHOSEN COURSE BELOW!

 

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TRY ~ LEARN ~ EXPLORE

INTRODUCTORY LEARN TO PADDLE COURSES

 If you love the water and are eager to give paddling a go then we would love to hear from you! Kayaking is a great sport to get into. It offers low impact, all levels of intensity, accessibility for all ages and abilities and a friendly family culture. From social to competitive, there is something for everyone! 

How do I get started? It’s really easy to get involved. North Shore Canoe Club is now offering Learn to Paddle courses delivering Canoe Racing New Zealand's accredited "Try Learn Explore" Paddling Programme. 

We have a 4-week adult course for ages 18years and over and an 8-week youth course for ages 10-13years and 14-17years. These courses introduce you to paddling and teach you the skills to paddle effectively and safely. It is focused on participant fun and wellbeing, learning paddling skills and building water safety and confidence. The course will complete the first two stages ("Try" and "Learn") of Canoe Racing New Zealand's accredited paddling programme and is delivered by CRNZ accredited coaches and assistant coaches. 

If you have been wanting to learn to paddle then we encourage you to sign up! To register, select from the Courses below based on your age and preferred session day / time. Once you're all booked in, just turn up 15 mins before your booked session is due to begin and enjoy getting out on the water at Lake Pupuke.

Our clubrooms are located at 1A Northcote Rd, Takapuna 

What do I need to bring? 

Boats, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFD's) are provided. Please note that there is every likelihood that during your first few sessions you may fall out of the boat and get wet. Being comfortable in water and the ability to swim is essential for learning to kayak. Please wear suitable watersport clothing such as togs with a sports singlet/long or short sleeve rash vest and shorts over. Please do not wear long sleeve tops, long pants or any other type of loose fitting clothing. A wetsuit is also fine if you want the extra warmth but usually not needed during summer. Bring along a towel and a change of clothing as you will be able to have a warm shower afterwards! 

CURRENT ADULT COURSES AVAILABLE :

ADULT "TRY" INTRO COURSE

Saturdays @ 10.00 - 11.30am

7 May to 28 May

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When: This is a 4 week course, with a 90min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 7 May
Week 2 : Saturday 14 May
Week 3 : Saturday 21 May
Week 4 : Saturday 28 May

ADULT "TRY" INTRO COURSE 

Saturdays @ 10.00 - 11.30am
4 June to 25 June

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When: This is a 4 week course, with a 90min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 4 June
Week 2 : Saturday 11 June
Week 3 : Saturday 18 June
Week 4 : Saturday 25 June

Who:   Suitable for adults 18years and over. No previous paddling experience is required.

Where: North Shore Canoe Club, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna.

Cost: $265 per person for a 4-week course (90min sessions). 

Once we receive your payment we will email you a registration and waiver form to complete. We will require you to complete these forms to confirm your place on the course.

Any questions please email [email protected]

 

CURRENT YOUTH COURSES AVAILABLE:

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 9 - 13 YEARS)

Saturdays @ 8.45 - 9.45am
7 May to 25 June

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 7 May
Week 2 : Saturday 14 May
Week 3 : Saturday 21 May
Week 4 : Saturday 28 May
Week 5 : Saturday 4 June 
Week 6 : Saturday 11 June
Week 7 : Saturday 18 June
Week 8 : Saturday 25 June

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 9 - 13 YEARS)

Wednesdays @ 4.15 - 5.15pm
11 May to 29 June

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Wednesday 11 May
Week 2 : Wednesday 18 May
Week 3 : Wednesday 25 May
Week 4 : Wednesday 1 June
Week 5 : Wednesday 8 June 
Week 6 : Wednesday 15 June
Week 7 : Wednesday 22 June
Week 8 : Wednesday 29 June

 

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 14 - 17 YEARS)

Saturdays @ 8.45 - 9.45am
7 May to 25 June

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Saturday 7 May
Week 2 : Saturday 14 May
Week 3 : Saturday 21 May
Week 4 : Saturday 28 May
Week 5 : Saturday 4 June 
Week 6 : Saturday 11 June
Week 7 : Saturday 18 June
Week 8 : Saturday 25 June

YOUTH COURSE (AGE 14 - 17 YEARS)

Wednesdays @ 4.15 - 5.15pm
11 May to 29 June

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When: This is an 8 week course, with a 60min session each week. 

Week 1 : Wednesday 11 May
Week 2 : Wednesday 18 May
Week 3 : Wednesday 25 May
Week 4 : Wednesday 1 June
Week 5 : Wednesday 8 June 
Week 6 : Wednesday 15 June
Week 7 : Wednesday 22 June
Week 8 : Wednesday 29 June

Who: Suitable for youth under 18 years old.  No previous paddling experience is required. Please note that we have divided these sessions into two age groups (9-13yrs and 14-17yrs)  but we may have to combine them at short notice should we not have the minimum numbers registered. 

Where: North Shore Canoe Club, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna.

Cost: $150 per person for an 8-week course (1 hour sessions) 

Once we receive your payment we will email you a registration and waiver form to complete. We will require you to complete these forms to confirm your place on the course.

Any questions please email [email protected]

 

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What's next?

Once you have attended one of our Try Learn Explore courses, please consider joining the North Shore Canoe Club as a member if you would like to continue on your kayaking journey. We would love for you to  sign up as a member and then you will be able to join in our regular development or social paddling groups depending on what level you are at. As a member you are also eligible to use club gear (boats, paddles and life jackets) for a nominal annual fee in addition to your membership fee. It doesn't usually take long to get the hang of kayaking and many of the paddlers in our development group quickly move on to taking part in canoe sprint regattas and longer-distance races run by Canoe Racing New Zealand at beautiful scenic locations such as Lake Karapiro (near Cambridge) and Lake Tikitapu (near Rotorua). These regattas include a novice category for beginners as well as a Tyro category for kids under 13 years of age. 

Depending on how fast you progress you may eventually want to look at purchasing your own boat and/or paddle. We can certainly give you advice and help you to find the right ones for you! 

Whatever level you want to take it to, we are confident you will quickly grow to love paddling! Kayaking regularly will build your general fitness level, strengthen your core, burn fat and increase your cardio vascular fitness and overall stamina. It’s also a lot of fun!