Strokes are the basis for all types of river running: flat water, play boating, surfing, recreational or creeking. Few people in South Africa have done more than a fundamental beginner’s course and if you want to take kayaking seriously, then you need to work on perfecting your strokes

The two-day Strokes Clinic is designed to give you a better understanding of your body, paddle position and movement. It will help you to use correct strokes as a regular part of you paddling repertoire. At this clinic, you will learn the 12-minute warm-up (which you should use to start every paddling session), as well as all the strokes.

Strokes Covered:

  • Front Stroke
    Back Stroke
    F/B Sweep
    Gliding Draw
    Using a gliding draw to cross eddie lines
    And a warm-up and stretching sequence.


Please contact us to book your place.

If people can send a video before the course so Hugh can analyze it.

The Strokes Clinic is usually held on the Vaal River in Parys.
A clinic can be arranged anywhere in Southern Africa at an appropriate additional cost. Contact us if you want to arrange something at another venue.


You will need a kayak, helmet, paddle, spray-deck and Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Note that equipment that is not up to standard will not be allowed.
The costs below do not include hiring equipment. If you do not have all your own equipment, please contact us to arrange equipment for hire.


3 or more people: R1400 p/p
2 people: R1800 p/p
Individual person : R2400 p/p
A 50% deposit will confirm your booking.
Banking details:

H Du Preez



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