When Gordon Brown’s first few classes came available through our adventure center I jumped on one. It just so happened to be a rough water and tidal paddling course. As the day came closer I had some nerves, forecasts said winds were supposed to be blowing at 40 knots and the water was going to be super angry. On the day of the course, I snapped this pic within the first 15 minutes of being on the water and the conditions only grew stronger throughout the day, but so did my confidence. That is specifically why I took this course, to build confidence in myself to grow.
Gordons’ teaching style allowed me to take the skills I have already learned in the other courses we offer and apply them to an environment I would not otherwise be comfortable in. He established the differences of fear and anxiety and how we can get through the mental block that affects our progression as a paddler. I learned so much about myself not just in a kayak but outside of one as well. Working through many different drills and lessons I now have the excitement to “get out there” and do it again.
We are very lucky to work alongside our great instructors at Ocean River Sports in order to provide the best in sea kayak sales, training, skills, and safety. Gordon is a world-class industry leader in the realm of sea kayaking and we are extremely excited to work alongside of him.