Introductory Sand and Beach Driving Course

Course Details

Never driven on a beach? Haven’t driven a compact 4WD or SUV/AWD Car off-road?
This Beginners Beach Course is the ideal start to gain valuable skills on how to drive your vehicle on soft beaches. Even if you have been driving a Large 4WD off-road for years, this course will show you the handle differences and different driving techniques required to use these cars on soft sandy beaches.

  • Beach and Sand Driving fundamentals
  • Suitable for all ages
  • No experience necessary
  • 1-1.5hrs from Metro Area
  • Suitable for most SUV’s and compact 4WD’s
  • Tyre Pressures and their effects in sandy terrain
  • Factors that lead to getting stuck (‘bogged’)
  • Tyre types, patterns, and profiles
  • Environmental impact
  • Weather assessments and impact (temp/winds/daylight/tides)
  • Vehicle Impact/component wear and tear
  • Recovery methods and available products
  • Assessing condition and suitability of recovery equipment
  • Driver, passenger, pedestrian and other vehicle safety
  • Vehicle drive system understanding
  • Basic Vehicle Maintenance checks
  • Vehicle features and electronic systems and their effects on/off-road
  • Destination considerations – preparation and planning
  • SUV specific Off-road products
  • Generic Off-road Products
  • Vehicle Modification/protection and upgrade options
  • UHF/CB Radio usage, features / limitations

Meeting Point information

Meeting Time is 8.30am for a briefing and 9.00 departure.

We meet at the Hungry Jacks Car Park, located on Safety Bay Road at the corner of Baldivis Rd, just off the Freeway. There are 2 entrances to the car park as highlighted on the map.

I will be parked in the edge of the carpark, marked approximately with the BLUE dot. Look for my Silver coloured Subaru Forester with bull bar & roofracks.



Training Area Location

Introductory Sand and Beach Driving Course

July 28, 2024
8:30 AM

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