International Sea Kayak Guide Association

Welcome to ISKGA

An international sea kayaking Guide association which represents the commercial sea kayak guide.

We are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic about sea kayaking and guiding others on the ocean. We recognise the need to have a fair, uncomplicated and inclusive system within which guides and coaches can operate effectively and with purpose.

We are an inclusive community of like-minded individuals banded together through a common purpose; guiding others on the ocean.

The Coastal and Advanced Guide is a professional award for people wanting to make a career in the industry. It is internationally recognized as the benchmark of a professional sea kayak guide, employers can employ with confidence, knowing that each individual has received thorough training and assessment, over a period of time and is current and active in ALL aspects of guiding

* Currency

* Ability

* Knowledge

* Experience

An ISKGA guide must demonstrate C.A.K.E at all times.

ISKGA is not aimed at the “Club” paddler; other organisations fulfil this role in a more effective manner. However we do actively encourage club members & individuals who might be involved in “National Home Nation Awards” to use the ISKGA process as a means of underpinning existing awards/standards and developing their personal knowledge, skill & experience base further.

To this end, ISKGA is in the process of developing a comprehensive range of CPD modules for its members and is in discussion with other recognised bodies to share parity in CPD delivery and recognition. These modules will be available to anyone with a passion for sea kayaking.

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It’s been a good start to the first week back in sea kayaking Cornwall. The six week guide training course combined with the BC Sea leaders award, so far we’ve covered rock skills, leadership, a bit of surf and here some difficult landings. A real bonus to the week was that Freya Hoffmeister was with us to start the season off with a bang, giving a great presentation on the first day of the training which served to inspire us all. Freya will be joining us at this years symposium, helping us to celebrate our fifteen years of trading.

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Sea Kayaking Cornwall, in association with R.E.C Trainer Paul Cahill, shall be hosting a Wilderness First Responder course as part of their ISKGA six week Guide training program. This course is one of the pre requisite awards for any coastal or advanced guide within the ISKGA system and is an essential ingredient for any guide operating in a wilderness or remote environment. The course is £640 and shall be taking place at Tregedna Farm, Falmouth. The WFR course is an intensive, scenario based first aid course and the qualification lasts for three years. Dates: 22nd - 27th February 2018 If anyone is interested in booking a place on this course please email info@seakayakingcornwall.com and/or reply to this post or through FB Messenger

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