Sea Kayak Trip Grading

 

Sea Kayak Trip Grading

Grade

Description

A

Single day trips from 6 - 20 km in distance. Relatively easy landings with escape routes available. Offering relative shelter from extreme conditions and little affected by ocean swell. Some tidal movement may be found,but easy to predict with no tidal race or ovefalls.

B

Mainly day trips from 10 - 30 km in distance. Some awkward landings and sections of coastline with no escape routes should be expected. Tidal movement, tidal races, overfalls, crossings, ocean swell and surf may be found on these trips. They will also be exposed to the weather and associated conditions.

C

Single and multi-day trips from 25 - 93 km in distance. These trips will have difficult landings and will have no escape routes for the majority of the trip. Fast tidal movement, tidal races, overfalls, extended crossings, ocean swelll and surf will be found on these trips. They will also be exposed to the weather and conditions, therefore require detailed planning. With this considered they will require good conditions for the trip to be viable.