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Cardiff International White Water
Watkiss Way
Cardiff Bay
CF11 0SY

Practice makes perfect

We offer a huge range of flat water courses delivered by our fully qualified and experienced instructors. Suitable for kids and adults, the flatwater is a great starting ground for beginners to get to grips with canoeing and kayaking, and more advanced paddlers looking to hone their skills on the water.

Flat Water Activities List
1 Day Discover Paddlesport

This one day course is designed for adults and children who would like to try Canoeing and Kayaking for the first time. You will be introduced to all of the equipment and basic skills, gaining confidence and a good grounding of the sport.

Adult Discover Kayaking (4 Weeks)

This course is aimed at adults with little or no experience in kayaks. All four sessions will be on the flat water or the moving water jet at the end of the course. The course is run in closed cockpit kayaks.

Youth Paddle Discover - Kayak

The award helps empower the paddler, enabling them to start their lifelong journey into paddlesport.

  • Develop decision making.
  • Fundamentarl skills


Youth Paddle Explore - Kayak


This awards provide appropriate milestones and acknowledgement of personal skills, helping paddler on there jonrney thought the sport.

  • Empowers and supports the individual paddler
Stand Up Paddleboarding Taster (Sunday)

We offer 2 hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) taster sessions for adults.

These are one off, introductory sessions.

Sessions are available on Sundays at either;

10:00 - 12:00


13:00 - 15:00

Please call us to pre-book on 029 2082 9970

(or any day for a group of 4 persons, subject to availability)

Rolling Clinics

On moving water, it's very useful to be able to roll (but not essential). If you would like to learn to roll or improve your rolling technique, CIWW will be taking advantage of the warm water here on the flat water.  


The SUPKids program is designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education.