Sea Kayak Demo Weekend P&H Valley NorthShore SKUK Venture Kayaks
Sea Kayak Demo Weekend
We offer kayaks from leading manufacturers including P&H, SKUK (formerly NDK), Tiderace, North Shore, Valley & Venture Kayaks. We also offer the opportunity to try paddles from Werner, Celtic & Mitchell Blades, kayak equipment & clothing from Peak UK, NRS, Kokatat & Typhoon and VHF radios from Standard Horizon.
The day starts by meeting at our shop on Anglesey at 09:00, we'll discuss your paddling background and experience to help us to offer advice over the weekend and assist in finding the right kayak for you. Day One is intended to provide an opportunity for you to try as many kayaks as you feel the need to and select the one that you felt most comfortable with so you may spend longer in it on the second day.
Day Two will (subject to weather and sea state) consist of a journey and enable you to spend a longer period in a single kayak (maybe two if we need to swap during the day because you have chosen one of the more popular models) and assess its suitability for you during a prolonged paddle.
This is not a formal coaching weekend, but the coach leading the weekend will offer advice and tips over the course of the two days.
The primary aim of this weekend is to enable paddlers to access a variety of kayaks from different manufacturers & in different constructions in a single location and test them 'head to head' in similar conditions, something that we've discovered is difficult to for most paddlers unless they attend a symposium, and enable them to purchase their kayak with confidence that they're buying the 'right' one.
There's no hard sell on the weekend and you are able to redeem the cost of the weekend against any sea kayak purchased from us for a period of 60 days after the weekend.
We have run these for the last 3 years and have received very favourable feedback and have a great many satisfied customers. Here are some examples of the feedback we've received from ebay users:
"Fantastic weekend - will save me making very expensive mistakes - great fun too!" - stephen5246
"Excellent weekend, ended up with a new kayak, great result" - martinswal
"Great weekend, loads of boats. Friendly knowledgeable guy. Thanks a lot." - 3638neilp
"Excellent weekend. Ample opportunity to try different kayaks. Very worthwhile." - pwtynbach
"Great weekend. Recommend to anyone." - Joe6599
"Go on this demo.It is good value, and you will enjoy it. A++++++++++++++++++++++" - Richmaddin
"A brill w/end, great instruction & good test of various P& H kayaks- 5 star" - likesmusic
Boats available to test on the weekend include:
Scorpio LV, MV & HV
Delphin 155 & 150
Atlantic LV RM
Sirona 15.10 & 16.1
Siron 15.10 & 16.1 RM
Etain 17.5 & 17.7 RM
Jura MV & HV
We may be able to make other boats from these manufacturers available with sufficient notice, please contact us to discuss your needs BEFORE booking if you require a specific boat which is not listed above.
The structure of the weekend is such that we will plan the days to suit the ability of the weakest paddler in the group.
We can recommend locations for accomodation from basic camping through B&B to quality hotels and will send this information with your booking confirmation.
NO Cancellation insurance is included, we can arrange this at an additional cost, or you may make your own arrangements.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.