Intermediate & Advanced

Rough water and tidal paddling

Rough water and tidal paddling

Paddling in rough water, caused by wind, swell or tidal currents, is great way to develop your paddling skills.During this course, you will learn the following: Developing efficiency and effectiveness; Strokes…
Sea Kayak Safety & Rescue

Sea Kayak Safety & Rescue

The ability to be able to rescue yourself, and others, is key within sea kayaking. On the course you will learn: Balance fun and games; Posture to develop balance; Emptying a swamped…
Incident Avoidance

Incident Avoidance

Whether paddling as a group member or a leader or solo preparing for what ‘might’ happen will enable you to both enjoy your time on the water more and avoid…
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…
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…
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…
Saturna Island 2020 SUPfest

Saturna Island 2020 SUPfest

Saturna Island 2019 SUPfest Clinics available   Basic SUP Skills Advanced Flatwater Skills Introduction to SUP touring Full day SUP tour SUP in currents, rescues in dynamic water @ boat passage Intro…
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Rough Water Sea Kayaking – A GREAT CHALLENGE

As employees of Ocean River, we all have a passion for paddling.  But, like many of you, we weren’t all blessed ...