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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ISKGA Advanced Guide, Lee John Waters will be presenting at this years 10th Annual Sea Kayak Symposium ...

And another great talk we have for you at this years symposium is from Lee John Waters. Lee's story is all about a journey 'On the Road to Recovery' where the sea kayak became not only a vehicle of exploration, but also a vehicle to aid his recovery from wounds suffered during the war in Afghanistan. Lee who is an ISKGA Advanced Guide shall also be one of our guides working at the symposium and is an SME (subject matter expert) for the Expedition skills module for the association.

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Sea Kayaking Cornwall shall be hosting an ISKGA Coastal Guide observation on the weekend of the 14 & 15th October and is looking for volunteers for to act as group members to partake. Participants need to be at or around the sea proficiency level in terms of paddling skills and ideally have their own sea kayak and equipment. The Observation will include an over night camp out as well as rescues and scenarios. Please email to register your interest ...

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International Sea Kayak Guide Association shared Sweden Outdoors Coaching's photo. ...

The Swedish proverb "Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder" - 'theres no bad weather, only bad clothing', rings true for many of us; I would, however, add the small statement - "and lack of knowledge"! Are you fully prepared for paddling in winter/arctic conditions? #iskga #wildernessguides #seakayak #coaching #paddelpasset #sweden #wilderpaddle#wintersurvival #winterbushcraft

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