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Personal Performance Award - Sea

2 days sea coaching with the NEW British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards

PPA – Sea Kayak

The Personal Performance Awards are discipline specific, it’s at this stage that you can specialise into the bit of the sport you enjoy the most. Training courses take place in a moderate sea environment, you’ll be paddling in the waves to develop your boat handling and rescue skills. The new Personal Performance Awards are now broken down into 3 stages, for the sea kayak award you have the ‘Sea Kayak Award’, the ‘Coastline Sea Kayak Award’ and the ‘Advanced Sea Kayak Award’. For more information on these awards click the awards below. We highly recommend you view the course outlines and come with an idea of which award to go for.

The course is based on the Dorset coastline. We’ll meet around Studland area and spend the first day going through personal sea kayak skills and knowledge, the second day is all about putting the skills into practice as we head out to find some swell on the jurassic coast.

Experience of being in a sea kayak is essential, we advise that you’ve been sea kayaking a few times at the least. This experience can be gained on any of our sea kayaking courses or our membership programme.

More information

We supply all paddling equipment you’ll need for a great day on the sea.

On the course we’ll go through; Basic planning & route choices, Journeying in sea kayaks, Sea kayak handling technique and more.

Participants must be 16 years or over

For more information regarding the awards and their different stages please click the awards below


Click the award to view it’s course content


Come dressed for the weather conditions on the day of your activity


All activities/courses are led by our experienced coaches

Under 18's

Under 18’s need written parental consent before they can take part in an activity.

Get in Touch

Got a question? Get in touch with our booking office and we’ll be happy to help.


Went on an intro to sea kayaking. Our instructor Leander gave clear and concise instructions when we took to the water we had a fantastic time. We paused occasionally to take in new skills and tips. By the end, we were truly comfortable in our kayaks. I had never been in a kayak before but now can’t wait to do it again.

"Sea kayaking training"

I attended a sea day and a kayak rolling course. Both days were very well planned, good equipment supplied with excellent coaching and guiding and tailored to the group’s skill and experience level. Very happy, and I have already rebooked for further training courses.

"Rolling a kayak!"

I spent 2 hours learning how to roll a kayak. The instructor gave us clear instructions and was very helpful, spending time with everyone, making sure we all got to grips with the technique.

"A great day out learning new skills"

My friend and I joined a Sea Kayak Explorer Day. Our instructor Steve took us on an enjoyable trip past Old Harry Rocks which gave us the opportunity to try out some more challenging conditions and exercises. We felt that Steve’s affable and engaging character enabled the group to relax and enjoy themselves whilst benefitting from his experience and guidance. We would certainly recommend this trip to anyone looking to improve their kayaking and enjoy a great day out.

"Excellent as always!"

I have been kayaking with Liquid Logistics for many years now, at a rate of once a year! Every session is fun and I always feel safe. I have complete faith in all the instructors. I always recommend these guys and look forward to paddling with them again next year!

"Super helpful"

Steve and Chris were super helpful during my rolling session. They were great at tailoring advice and explaining in an easy to understand way.