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Eskimo Rolling I: Hip Snaps and Bracing
 

Learn the art of Eskimo rolling!  Whether you’ve been paddling for years or just a few months,  mastering a reliable roll is an essential step in every paddler’s development.   Knowing how to roll will improve your confidence, comfort, and safety on the water.

Our 2-hour roll clinics will give paddlers a solid grasp of the fundamental skills necessary for the learning the Eskimo Roll.  In Eskimo Rolling I students will learn how to safely exit a capsized kayak, then develop an effective hip-snap for righting an overturned boat.  Participants then learn to perform an Eskimo Bow Rescue (both as a rescuer and rescuee). The course finishes up with the proper body mechanics for safe and reliable high braces.

With these skills in place, participants are ready the next course in our Eskimo Rolling sequence: Eskimo Rolling II: Over and Up!

Instructor-Student Ratio:  1:6

Prerequisites: None, although comfort in an "inverted underwater position" is a must!

 
Event Type: Basic Courses
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
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Eskimo Rolling II: Over and Up!
 

Learn the art of Eskimo rolling!  Whether you’ve been paddling for years or just a few months,  mastering a reliable roll is an essential step in every paddler’s development.   Knowing how to roll will improve your confidence, comfort, and safety on the water.

In Eskimo Rolling II participants pick up where our Rolling I course left off. The emphasis in ER II is on developing the proper body positioning and paddle placement necessary to master the Eskimo Roll. The course begins with exercises to warm-up and fine tune your hip snap, then moves right into teaching the roll itself. Our instructors will guide participants through the process, helping them develop the correct technique and muscle memory necessary for learning a reliable Eskimo Roll. Instructors will aim to match the correct rolling technique (C-to-C, Sweep, or modified) to match the individual paddlers strengths and weaknesses.

Taught using our highly successful step-by-step approach, our instructors will guide participants through the process, helping them develop the correct technique and muscle memory necessary for learning a reliable Eskimo Roll.

Instructor-Student Ratio:  1:3

Prerequisites: Eskimo Rolling I

 
Event Type: Basic Courses
 
Event Rating: Level 2 - Prior Experience Suggested
 
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Introduction to Paddling
 

Equivalents: ACA Quickstart Your Kayak

Interested in finding out more about kayaking? This basic course is a quick introduction to the sport, equipment, and the basic strokes needed to manuever a recreational kayak safely and efficiently in calm water.  With the assistance of an instructor, each student will perform a controlled "wet exit" as part of this class and have the opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of safety skills, such as assisted deep-water reentry   Click here for a course outline.

Prerequisites: None

 
Event Type: Basic Courses
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
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Paddling with Kids Family Class
 

Equivalents: ACA Level 1 Kayak

Why should kids have all the fun?   This half-day course introduces parents/guardians and their youngsters (recommended age 9-13*; min. weight 60lbs/max weight 120lbs) to the fundamental skills necessary to safely paddle touring kayaks in calm water environments.  

Through games and activities (and a lot of time ON and IN the water), participants will not only learn fundamental skills for handling their kayak in sheltered water and important safety skills such as how to reenter a capsized boat, but develop confidence and team-work in the process.  

Note: Youngsters in the class learn in kayaks & paddles specifically designed for small paddlers!  

Prerequisites: None

* Ages 14 and over should participate in our standard classes.  For a kayak experience for children 30-60lbs, check out our Pint-Sized Paddlers (and Parents) Tour!

 
Event Type: Basic Courses
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
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S.U.P. 101: Stand Up Paddleboard Basics
 
What's SUP? Stand Up Paddleboarding is the latest trend in paddlesports. Stand Up Paddlers use a long, single-bladed paddle to maneuver a surf board for coastal cruising or catching waves. For many, it's seen as a great core workout. We just think its another fun way to get on the water. Our SUP Basics course is a quick orientation to the world of SUPing. You'll learn about the essential equipment, launching and landing, board trim and balance, basic maneuvering strokes, and SUP safety. The class lasts about 45 minutes, but you keep the board for a full 2.5 hours, giving you plenty of time to practice what you've learned.
 
Event Type: Basic Courses
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
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SK 101: Sea Kayaking Essentials
 

Equivalents: ACA Basic Coastal (Sea) Kayaking;  BCU 3-Star Training


This full-day course introduces students to the fundamental skills necessary to safely enjoy the sport of sea kayaking. The emphasis is on on-water safety and use of proper technique in basic strokes. Students will also become proficient in a variety of techniques (both solo and assisted) for safe re-entry to your boat in the event of a capsize. Click here for a course outline.

Prerequisites: None; Ages 14 and older only, please.

 

 
Event Type: Basic Courses
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
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