Grade 2 Certificate

Multisport Grade 2 Certificate Whitewater Course


2018 Dates Out Now! 


Preparation for The Kathmandu Coast to Coast - $899 NZD


  • All kayaking equipment is provided
  • No previous experience required 
  • Experienced and qualified instructors
  • Coast to Coast approved Grade II Provider
  • Registered Adventure Activity Operator 


The aim of this course is to introduce you to multi-sport kayaking in a safe and simple manner. Topsport Kayaking will teach you all the essential river skills you need to compete successfully in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast. Our instructors will share their river paddling expertise with you as well as useful tips and skills for racing.


Our Christchurch based course runs over a 5-day program. We begin with an indoor pool session. This is followed by five days of whitewater kayak instruction including an exciting overnight camping trip to the Hurunui River in North Canterbury. The first three days will be in short white water kayaks, with the remaining two days in long multi-sport kayaks. This allows ours instructors to teach you the basics of white water paddling and helps you to learn the core skills you need in whitewater before progressing to your multi-sport boat. 


We will cover the following skills throughout the program:


  • Boat & Paddle setup
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Forward Strokes
  • Sweep Strokes
  • Edging
  • Ferry Glides
  • Rapid and Bluff Running
  • Picking Braids
  • Identifying River Features and Hazards
  • Wet-exits
  • Swimming Skills
  • Self Rescues
  • Throw-bagging and interpreting Weather & River Flow Data

Topsport Kayaking have been training kayakers for the Coast to Coast for over 20 years. Our current crew has raced in over 25 Coast to Coast events from the teams section to Longest Day. Last year in 2016 Kate had the fastest overall female kayak split for the event. In 2017 Sam Manson had an outstanding day to finish third in the Longest Day!


 2018 Dates - Book Now!




 Autumn Course One - 2018 - BOOKED OUT
Day 1   Friday 23rd February - Pool and Flat Water      
Day 2 Saturday 24th February - Hurunui Weekend                 
Day 3 Sunday 25th February - Hurunui Weekend                   
Day 4 Saturday 24th March - Waimakariri River                              
Day 5 Sunday 25th March - Waimakariri River      


   Autumn Course Two - BOOKED OUT 
Day 1   Friday 16th March - Pool and Flat Water 
Day 2 Saturday 17th March - Hurunui Weekend 
Day 3 Sunday 18th March - Hurunui Weekend 
Day 4 Saturday 14th April  - Waimakariri River
Day 5 Sunday 15th April - Waimakariri River


   Autumn Course Three 
Day 1   Sunday 1st April - Flat Water 
Day 2 Monday 2nd April - Pool and Hurunui Trip 
Day 3 Tuesday 3rd April - Hurunui Trip
Day 4 Saturday 21st April - Waimakariri River
Day 5 Sunday 22nd April - Waimakariri River


Contact us today for an information pack!