Kayak

First Strokes

First Strokes

If you have never been in a kayak, or have already tried kayaking and would like to develop your skills, this clinic offers a great foundation towards your future kayaking…
Capsizes & Re-Entries

Capsizes & Re-Entries

If you’re like most new paddlers, you’ve probably wondered, “What happens if I tip over?” This universal concern is the reason we developed this clinic. With help from our qualified…
Balance and Bracing

Balance and Bracing

This practical clinic is designed to give you confidence with your bracing skills. You will practice techniques to balance your kayak on edge and use the low brace, high brace,…
Rough Water Paddling

Rough Water Paddling

Rough water paddling is a fun and exciting way to develop your paddling skills. Rough water can be caused by wind and/or tidal currents. Tidal currents occur in many locations…
Rolling Clinic

Rolling Clinic

This clinic will teach you rolling—ultimate self-rescue technique—as well as give you renewed confidence in your braces and less concern for unanticipated capsizes. Rolling a kayak is like learning a…
Greenland Strokes & Rolling

Greenland Strokes & Rolling

Whether you’re curious about this alternative paddling technique or are already paddling with a Greenland-style paddle, this clinic will interest you! You will learn how to use the Greenland-style paddle…
Sea Kayaking Level 1 Skills

Sea Kayaking Level 1 Skills

This comprehensive, enjoyable, two-day course teaches you everything you need to know to confidently embark on day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters. During this course, you’ll further develop your…
Sea Kayaking Level 2 Skills

Sea Kayaking Level 2 Skills

In this four-day course, you will learn how to handle more challenging sea conditions with comfort and confidence. You will learn intermediate-level paddling techniques, rescue skills, and towing techniques for…
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