The Essential Strokes

Cost: $115pp

Location: Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park

Course Description: Let’s revisit our essential strokes and refine the fundamental paddling toolkit. Whether you’ve taken some classes previously, learned to kayak in a social setting or are self-taught, this course will provide a refresher of the basic strokes and body position to control your boat more gracefully and with more control and blade awareness.

A sampling of the course content includes:

  • Forward strokes
  • Reverse stroke
  • Draw and sculling draw
  • Forward and reverse sweep
  • Low and high brace
  • Edge management

Ages: 16 (with parent or guardian in attendance) and up.

Duration: 4 hours. All equipment provided.

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Want to take this class even further? Check out our Strokes, Balance and Maneuvers Workshop!

Our refund policy, personal kayak/SUP policy, Essential Eligibility Criteria and more can be found here.