Essentials of Coastal Kayaking Level II

Cost: $165pp

Location: Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park

Course Description: Our Essentials of Coastal Kayaking – Level II class is designed for intermediate level kayakers who want to hone in their skills and ability to tackle new and exciting coastal environments. We will focus on maneuvering on edge through currents and waves and how to use static strokes to gracefully carve through water. We will also expand our toolkit of rescues to handle a variety of important incidents and further your technical knowledge in this coastal class off of Bowman Bay, Biz Point and Allen Island. By the end of the course, students will be comfortable kayaking in exposed settings with a higher degree of awareness and competency in their paddling ability and the foundational skills to execute coastal trips.

A sampling of the course content includes:

  • Scramble and ladder rescue
  • Contact towing with and without tow strap
  • Towing with a tow belt/in-line and V
  • Edge awareness and performance maneuvers
  • Low and high brace turns
  • Bow rudder, side slip/hanging draw and blending of strokes
  • Sculling brace
  • Assisted swimmer rescues (bow & stern carry)
  • Creating blade awareness
  • Performative skills in rough water

Ages: 18 and up

Duration: 7 hours. All equipment provided.

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