Radolfzell, Germany
Beginner course at Lake Constance

Touring- and Seakayak basic course

The aim of the course is to teach you the knowledge and skills you need to paddle on lakes an protected sea areas by yourself.


  • 2 day training
  • Following the curriculum of the ACA
  • Performed by certified instructors
  • Boats, paddle, life vest, neoprene and paddle jacket if necessary
  • Maximum 6 participants per instructor

Meeting Point

Our test center at the "Surf-Radolfzell", Karl-Wolf Straße 31, Radolfzell

Start Time

9:30 on the first day


2 Days

Course Contents 

Kayak, paddle, life vest

Types, materials, application.



Improving paddling efficiency. Paddle, body, boat are getting one unit.


Paddle strokes

In 2 days you learn all kind of paddling strokes you need tp paddle down a lake or river.


"Edging" of the kayak

Stability and balance. How can I effectively paddle a curve with the technique of edging.


Skeg or control system

Advantages and disadvantages of a steering device.



Exit from the capsized kayak. Emptying the boat and re-entering the water, with and without partner support are important exercises. Safety relevant aspects are always included in all topics of the course, including the handling of hazards such as wind, waves, weather, water structures, shipping traffic. 


Tour planning

Considerations for planning a paddle tour.


Course Location – Lake Constance

On the Zellersee as well as around the island of Reichenau there are ideal conditions for paddlers in the kayak at every level. The starting point for our courses at Lake Constance is our test center at the "Surf Radolfzell." You will receive all further information about the course with the confirmation after booking.


Course Schedule

A course weekend, with about 3 to 5 participants and a lot of practice in the boat results in a very intensive training weekend. This is why a relaxed atmosphere and a structured process are important for a good learning success. We start on the first day of the course at 9:30. End of the last day is at 16:00. Different conditions such as wind and weather, but also the personality and individuality of each individual participant ensure that each course is "unique". The course also takes place in any weather.

Further Information

Degree of Difficulty

Paddling skills are not necessary. The course is aimed at beginners and paddlers with some experience.


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