Sea Kayaking Level 1 Skills

The Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters.  This course takes the novice paddler beyond paddling on a flat water into the sport of Sea Kayaking.  Participants will experience wind and waves on the ocean, developing their own comfort levels while kayaking in these conditions.  You will be practicing your stroke and rescue techniques as well as other skills required to safety plan and go on a day trip with a group of friends.

  • The focus of this course is on safety and gaining paddling skills.
  • You will learn how to handle Issues of mutual safety between paddling partners and sea  conditions..
  • The technique for packing a kayak and the gear necessary for a comfortable day trip will be covered.
  • Reading a marine Chart and compass skills will be introduced along with using the tide and current tables.

The  Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills is a 16  hour  course.  The cost is $250 per person (minimum 2 people) and can be completed over two weekends dependent on tides and weather conditions.

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Out-Fitting Your Kayak

Out-Fitting Your Kayak

This sea kayak is an example of a kayak that has been out-fitted properly with new deck lines and bungie cord.  A "paddle park" was added for the paddle and the back of the seat has been refitted with a foam back rest for the size and shape of the paddler.  The new...

The Fastest Kayak Re-Entry

The Fastest Kayak Re-Entry

Going Over  Getting Back In If you are eight years old and have no fear of the water, you can re-entered your kayak after a capsize in under 20 seconds.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are taught one on one and you decide what skills that you would like to be taught. You can chose one of the on-water clinics or just review some of the basic paddle strokes that you feel need some improvement. I charge $75 per hour for a private...