This is the 2 day course we recommend if you are a beginner or if you have already spent some time in a sea kayak.

Candidates with the required prerequisites can ask to be assessed before the end of the course according to the Pagaia Azzurra award system at level 1 or level 2 according to the requirements of the EPP (Euro Paddle Pass).

Please apply for assessment at least one week before the start of the course.


2 days course. Increase your fun and enjoyment while kayaking. Strong foundation allows to progress quickly and perform more effective and efficient paddle strokes. Progressing in paddling technique allows withstanding longer navigations and possibly avoids injuries in more demanding environments.
On day 1 focus is on paddle straight forward and backward, how to keep stability, stop a kayak, perform 360° turns and rescue each other. On day 2 we will put the skills learnt on day 1 into practice on a day journey along unspoiled coastline and exploring secret bays to locate the perfect picnic spot.

experience needed

Good water confidence is needed. Any previous kayaking experience is welcome. This course will give you a larger tool box of skills to enhance and strengthen your abilities and confidence as a paddler.


1 pair of wetsuit boots or old trainers
1 lycra shirt
1 pair of sunglasses
1 suntan cream
1 towel
1 packed lunch or snacks
1 flask of hot drink or a 1,5 L bottle of water depending on the season

Provided by Tuilik
1 fully equipped kayak (customized lifelines, fitted compass, spraydeck, paddle, bilge pump, sponge, 1 dry bag)


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course fee

Location: Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (Lerici), Liguria, Italy

  • Check-in on friday evening 310€
  • Check-in on saturday morning 285€
  • Single room supplement +25€ per night
  • Discounts for couples


  • full board in shared room or single room on request. Recently renewed, the building is part of a charming old navy fortification
  • 1 kayak fully equipped with: paddle, spray deck, 1 dry bag for cloths, bilge pump, sponge, safety & rescue lifeline, steering compass

+ extra equipment if you need some
1 paddling jacket – 10,00€ a day
1 neoprene long john or drysuit for cold season – 20,00€ a day

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Book with Scuola di Mare Santa Teresa (SMST):

  1. Click here (SMST website)
  2. Click on tab Richiedi Informazioni
  3. Fill-in the form, you will receive a reply from SMST