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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 Introduction To 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 Introduction To Flat Water Kayaking

This course is aimed at adults with little or no experience in kayaks. All six 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 Power Programme Level 2-5

This introductory course is great for children who want to learn more about kayaking. The course will run in a variety of craft on the flat water. 

Youth Paddle Power Programme Level 6-9

This course is aimed at children who have previous experience of canoeing and kayaking.

Introduction To Freestyle Kayaking (Flat Water)

This course is designed for children and adults who would like to try freestyle kayaking. The course is taught on flat water only, and aims to develop skills including tail squirts, lean cleans, cartwheels, bow stalls and flat water loops (depending upon your ability).

Stand Up Paddleboarding Taster (Sunday)

We now offer 2 hour Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) taster sessions for adults on Sunday mornings and afternoons. 

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.