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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Sea Kayaking Cornwall will be running an ISKGA Advanced Guide Observation over the 15, 16 & 17th of October and is looking for paddlers who are comfortable in intermediate to advanced conditions who may wish to be included as group members (clients) over this three day period.

Volunteers would need to provide their own food and camping equipment and if they had their own kayaking equipment it would be beneficial but if not, should not preclude them from coming forward. You would be expected to become involved in a variety of situations which will arise over the duration of the expedition.

Anyone interested in volunteering please send a reply message to this account or contact jeff@iskga.com
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