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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We have an ISKGA mock Advanced Observation on in Cornwall on the 7 & 8th of November if anyone is interested in attending as a member of a group of paddlers happy and capable in intermediate to advanced conditions (F4-5 wind, 3' + swell, tide 3 knots +). There will be a single over night camp involved in the Observation and volunteers would need to bring their own paddling equipment, camping equipment and food for the duration, the event is being hosted through Sea Kayaking Cornwall, who can provide Kayaks if required. For further information please email Ben at ...

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Congratulations to all the guides who worked so hard towards their advanced guide award last weekend, although conditions were not quite at the level we had hoped for, we still managed to achieve most of what was required and also to gain an insight into the advanced waters module, looking forward to seeing you all again in Anglesey where hopefully conditions will be suitable and allow us to continue further ...

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A few top shots from our recent ISKGA Sea Survival Course. Look out for new course dates in 2017 coming soon. ...

Some great shots of the recent ISKGA Sea Survival course. This is a fantastic opportunity to look at worst case scenarios and to develop your plan - just in case. More courses will be run in 2017.

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