Multi Sport Kayaking

Kayaking Grade Two Certificate

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

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.

Multi Sport Kayak Club

Kayak Coaching and Training

Multi Sport Kayak Course

Kayaking Grade Two Certificate

Coast to Coast gear transport

Coast to Coast kayak hire / rental

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.


Recommended and endorsed, by Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

Since 2017, SNM has helped 100’s of people train for kayaking and achieve river certifications. We are Endorsed NZOIA Grade 2 Multisport Kayak Instructors.

We are externally audited to ensure your experiences are healthy and safe.

We are members of White Water NZ, helping protect and restore Aotearoa’s whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. 

Promoting excellence in outdoor instruction and guiding through qualifications for professionals since 1987. Our instructors can organise, instruct and lead multisport kayaking on flat water and moving water up to and including class II. Our team have awards in both whitewater and multisport instruction.

Our staff have the Rescue3 Whitewater Rescue Technician Professional (WRT-Pro). The qualification is designed for professional river users who require a rescue capability in a whitewater environment, e.g. safety kayakers. This course is recognized by Maritime New Zealand and the New Zealand Rivers Association as an appropriate qualification to work as a river guide.