From beginner to
Who is going to kayak should check out the risks and responsibility
which brings along.
Paddling in white water or in the surf, but as well at the sea or
open water, can mean an increasing risk. Some risk arenít excluded
but can be minimized. The degree of own responsibility strongly
depends on own skills, knowledge and experience of a person. Kayak
Which level do I have?
Kayak Level has defined an end term for each level User. These
end terms describe which skills you need to control and in which
state. The level of the User will be determined by the Guide or
Instructor. For the consumer it may be interesting if his/her level
get announced. This normally will be the case.
However, for those who arenít interested in his/her level can
announce and wonít hear their level. The registration of the level
User donít creates any obligations and is used only within the
intern Kayak Level system.
Only your User number and level is
published on the internet.
Your name and birth date are visible
on a secured site, which is for member companies only.
Other personal details are only
known by the company, organisation or association to which you
have registered. For a personal registration this will be a
separate Kayak Level directory that isnít publicly accessible.
Group activities and rentals (User)
Kayaking or canoeing in a group activity and also kayak rentals can
be organized, under certain conditions, without a guide who is
paddling along. Although then Kayak Level wonít define a User level
to connected businesses, organisations or associations. More
information can be found in the appendix below on this page.
White water kayaking and / or surf
Kayak Level donít make a difference between Users of white water
kayaking and surf kayaking. Although the level of User always will
be determined on white water. This is because for surf kayaking,
people need to control their techniques less accurate.
Key documents are:
Additional classifications are: