Sea Kayaking Level One

.This is a two day course for new kayakers that creates a safe beginning for your kayaking adventures.

The Level One Sea Kayaking Skills Course is for beginners who would like to learn more than the parts of their kayak and paddle strokes. This course is for those who want to learn the basics needed for tripping in protected waters. Check the list below for the skills and knowledge covered.

Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling along a calm shoreline. While there is a great deal to learn at this level, the activities should concentrate on personal progress and an awareness of the need for future learning. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged to continue their learning and aware of their individual limitations.

This is a 2 day course. We have set up for either 2 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. If you are interested in a weekday or private class contact as this can be arranged.

Don’t have a kayak? No problem the kayak rental is included with the clinic. If you want, bring your own kayak!

Taught by a Paddle Canada certified instructor.

Paddle Canada Focus

In this stage we will explore ‘edging’ for improved control, as well as the low brace and assisted rescue. This course prepares paddlers for day trips in level one conditions (near Calm) waters with other paddlers whom also have rescue skills.

  • Wet Exit with skirt is required for assisted rescue
  • Edging
  • Control strokes
  • Low brace
  • Assisted Rescue

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