Basic Sea Kayaking II
This all-day class
picks up where Basic Sea Kayaking I left off. You’ll
learn how to coordinate edging with the basic stokes to make the boat
spin on a dime, and you’ll expand your repertoire of strokes to make the
kayak slide, zigzag, and move any way you want. If conditions allow,
you’ll also get to experience first-hand how these moves are applied in
the ocean or bay.
Who is this class for?
- Anyone who has had a basic sea kayaking class and wants to
continue developing the skills necessary to paddle in more
- Experienced paddlers who are looking to refresh and refine their
- Sea kayakers who are interested in working toward their BCU
- Whitewater kayakers who are interested in transitioning to sea
What is covered in this class?
- Refinement of the forward, reverse, and sweep strokes.
- Coordinating edging with the basic strokes.
- Playing with "real-world" bracing scenarios by combining bracing
with strokes and edging.
- Various draw and ruddering strokes for maneuvering the kayak
- Paddling and performing rescues in water that is somewhat
exposed to wind, current, and swell.
What is provided in the class?
- Sea kayak and paddle
- Wetsuit and paddling jacket
- Personal floatation device
- Bilge pump and paddle float (for practicing recoveries)
What do I need to bring?
- Swimsuit or shorts
- Long-sleeve fleece shirt (synthetic or wool, no cotton)
- Shoes that can get wet (neoprene booties, water shoes, old tennis
- Lunch, snacks, drinking water, sunscreen, and towel
- Strap for eyeglasses ("chums" or "croakies")
- Optional: hat, waterproof camera
Ready to sign up?