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Multi Sport Kayak Course

1 Auckland trifecta (Mohaka, Rangitikei, Waioeka)

This is a two-day course.

Our kayak instructors and assessors help you gain your Coast to Coast Grade 2 Certificate through planning and preparation for kayak stages

Social Nature Movement has been kayaking as long as rivers have flowed. Our firm foundations in the kayaking industry have seen thousands of people successfully kayak. Our clients race the Kathmandu Coast to Coast Grade 2 in large numbers because we help many in gaining their Grade 2 certificate.

If you want to do better on the river or are on the fast-track to your personal best, this service will extend your ability. Many individuals, serious competitors and athletes are coached by us after they have completed their certification, are on the road to their next big event, need to refresh or simply want more water time.

Our staff have a thirst for improvement through planning and preparation and our business has only strengthened. We coach and train primarily on flat and moving waters close to your home, school or work. Contact us, we will help!

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Guidance for first-time Coast to Coast Kayak Training

First: Join our Multi Sport Kayak Club. Have fun, try it out, meet some nice people.

Next: Attend our Kayak Coaching and Training; gain fundamental kayak skills and knowledge, helping you get started.

Then: Book our Multi Sport Kayak Course; get further into moving water and real rivers. Find a boat, paddle etc. you need to race with. Getting suitable gear that works for you is essential. Visit our shop for more clothing and equipment.

Later: Enter our Kayaking Grade Two Certificate; your grade 2 certificate is required for the Coast to Coast Kayak section. Build river experience by attending our river trips. Our weekends away continue improving your kayak training.



Each day runs from approx. 9 am to 4 pm,

2 or 3 ‘laps’ are run each day,

Video analysis,

BBQ dinner provided on nights away.

Social Nature Movement are authorised assessors in Grade 2 Kayaking Skills Certificates for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast World Multi-Sport Championships:


Take your skills to the next level. Our improvement course is an innovative program helping multi-sport paddlers. This is an intensive skills training program that will take you on a journey like no other. These advanced trips also serve as a refresher package if you already have Coast to Coast Grade 2 multi-sport kayaking experiences or you are on the fast-track to your first Coast to Coast Race. We also understand some people simply crave more while others want to switch off their minds and let their body unwind with the security of having a guide-on-the-side.


Refresher Course:

Done your Grade 2 Certificate ages ago? Haven’t been on the river for a while? This can also be used as a two day package designed to get you back on river feeling confident, plus help you see where you are at and get back on track.


Check out our booking tab, click the book now button or fill an enquiry here.


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Staff carry:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
  • Emergency shelter
  • Repair kit
  • Hot thermos
  • Cooker / fuel
  • Knife / saw
  • Whistle
  • Throw bag
  • Split paddle



  1. :

    Chris was invaluable to my learning. He should make a book on all of Chris’s tips and tricks for rivers, kayaking, coast to coast and everything else he knows and does. Have seen him several times and I learn something new each time, always feel safe.

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    The SNM team have a very personable approach, made me feel listened to, and heard my needs. I felt like they really knew how to offer not just the kayaking and racking up heaps of distance or laps but all components of kayaking all the way to the small details. Cheers

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This changes depending on what we do and where we go, but generic items are:


  • Thermal bottom leggings,
  • Underwear,
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • Swimwear
  • Socks
  • Thin merino shirt / thermal shirt x 2
  • Fleece jumper x1
  • Woolen jumper x1
  • Wind and Rain-proof Jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm beanie
  • Neck warmer / scarf
  • Warm gloves


  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Spray Deck
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Helmet
  • Dry top
  • Insulation layer / fleece
  • Jandals
  • Closed-toe footwear / booties
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle,
  • Head torch,
  • Toiletries.
  • Waterproof pack liner
  • Backpack to put all of the above in

Because we are staying overnight, should you choose not to be accommodated and fed by us, here is what you will need:


  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Tent


  • Cooker
  • Fuel / gas
  • Lighter / matches
  • Pot / frying pan
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery

All of the above is available to rent / hire / buy