Grade II Certificate
Grade II Certificate | Multisport Kayaking Grade 2 Course | NZ
Grade II Certificate | Multisport Kayaking Grade 2 Course | NZ
Grade II Certificate

Grade II Certificate

Regular price $200.00
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Multisport Grade 2 Certificate Course

Overview

Total cost: $999

Online booking only requires a $200 deposit. Topsport will be in touch to arrange full payment. We have different payment options to suit. 

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

Download everything you need to know here!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL our Spring Courses are starting at 5.30pm the previous day with an evening pool session. 

See the Topsport Grade II Course Instagram story for an insight into the course: https://tinyurl.com/4c3zjxas

Course Details

We will cover the following skills throughout the program:

  • Boat & Paddle setup
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Rolling your kayak
  • 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
  • Interpreting Weather & River Flow Data 
Kayak Hire

Hiring a boat is a great way to try a good multi-sport kayak without the investment just yet. 

Click here to hire a kayak for your course.

Travelling Athlete Info

If you are travelling from outside of Christchurch to spend some time with us on the river or over the mountain here is some information to help plan you trip.

Download the info here.

Testimonials

Here what our paddlers say....

"I cannot recommend these guys highly enough! Kate was super organised and squeezed me into my Grade Two last thing. Great communication, very prompt and easy to deal with. Guides were a wealth of knowledge and accommodating to all skill levels across in the group. Drivers were laid-back , chatty and obviously into kayaking themselves. Nothing was ever an issues, they even shouted us morning tea! Honestly I cannot fault these guys one bit. The course was so informative, enjoyable and I look forward to more adventures with Topsport! Thank you again." Bree Purdie, March 2021

"Thanks so much for all the support you guys offer – am still so pleased I chose the Topsport crew to help me on this journey!! You guys are legends! Nicolle Rosewarne, September 2020

"Topsport Kayaking was instrumental in all three of my Longest Day victories. Len and Caleb’s help was invaluable and I owe my success on the river to them. I completed my Grade Two course with Topsport and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone getting into the sport. Thanks Topsport!" Emily Miazga, Em's Power Cookie Founder and Coast to Coast Champion 


Topsport Kayaking Specialists Limited Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy allows clients to reschedule or cancel their booked course or guided trip provided enough notice is given. This policy helps support our small business when there is not enough time to replace a booking if someone cancels their space at short notice. 

Cancelling or rescheduling your course or trip

If for any reason you need to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run, you will receive a refund minus our cancelation fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 days before your Grade II Course starts or 7 days before your Gorge Trip or Mountain Run. If enough notice is given Topsport Kayaking will gladly re-book your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run to a new available date at no charge. However if you cancel or reschedule your course or trip inside of this time period the full amount is still payable.

We deduct a cancellation fee for ALL courses and guided trips that are cancelled by our clients. Your amount refunded depends on the amount of notice you provide as above.

Our Cancelation fee’s are as follows:

  • Grade II Certificate Course - $100
  • Guided River Trip - $39
  • Guided Run Trip - $39

Cancelling Part of your Grade II Course

If for some reason you are unable to attend a day or days of your kayak course we will try to rebook you with another group, if successful there is an additional cost of $190 per day. There is a no refund for the days missed.

Weather & Flow Conditions

Safety requirements may force us to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run for a number possible of reasons (eg. bad weather, river flow level, wind, etc). If we need to cancel your trip we will contact you as soon as possible. We may be forced to cancel your trip the morning-of or the day prior, if this happens you will be either: 1) Refunded the full amount of your trip fee (minus your booking fee) OR 2) You may choose to re-book to a new date at no additional charge. In exceptional circumstances we may need to cancel your trip after travelling to the start location or even part-way through your trip as conditions change. Typically we decide prior to leaving town but sometimes we make the extra effort to make an important trip take place e.g race week and overseas clients. If this happens there is a minimum cost of $100 pp. Our standards are to cancel are trip using the latest weather and flow resources BEFORE we leave town but occasionally the forecast is incorrect and we do not know until arriving at the start location.

Cancelling your Coast to Coast Kayak Hire Booking

Topsport Kayaking will gladly cancel your Coast to Coast kayak hire booking provided you contact us at least 4 weeks before the hire period. A cancellation charge to the value of 20% of the original hire fee will be deducted. You will be credited back the balance through your original form of payment. If you cancel your hire out of this time period the full amount is still payable.

Covid-19

Any cancellation due to covid restrictions is to be a credit before refund.

What if I book now and COVID-19 ruins my plans?

If we have to call a course or trip off due to COVID-19 restrictions within NZ, we'll be happy to reschedule your booking to a later date a no additional charge. When this is not possible we'll issue you with a credit for a future course.

If you are travelling from overseas, we are happy to accept your booking, however we cannot accept any responsibility for your inability to attend due to border / travel restrictions arising as a result from the COVID-19 pandemic. So you'll be subject to our standard cancellation policy. 

The topsport team

Why choose us?

All of the staff here at Topsport have competed in many multisport races at a high level, including the iconic Coast to Coast. We know what it takes to get down the river safely, with the right technology while having a good time. 

Learn More About Our Team