Kayak Instruction

SEA KAYAK INSTRUCTION

with Isuma Guideworks

KAYAKING FUNDAMENTALS
for beginning and intermediate paddlers

Dates Offered: Saturday June 5th & July 10th                     10:00am-5:00pm at Mariner Park
$100 + $7.85 tax/person with your gear
$175 + $13.73 tax/person all gear provided
Preregistration required.
Covid-19 protocols discussed when registering.

Sea Kayak InstructionThis one day workshop is for first-time paddlers as well as long-time paddlers who’ve never had formal instruction. If you’ve never paddled before, this is a safe introduction that covers all the basics. If you have paddled before, you’ll learn (or relearn) how to paddle much more effectively and efficiently. Establishing a solid set of base skills will give you the foundation necessary to build more advanced skills upon. (i.e., rough water, waves, etc.)
Pack a lunch, with snacks, and bring a water bottle.

Topics Covered include the following strokes and maneuvers

  • What makes a kayak “safe”
  • Panic-free wet exits
  • Lifting and carrying
  • Launching
  • Forward
  • Reverse
  • Stopping
  • Spinning the boat
  • Draw
  • High and low recovery
  • Low and high brace

Required Equipment

  • Sea kayak with bow and stern bulkheads
  • paddle
  • skirt
  • PFD
  • kayak or water helmet (no bike helmets)
  • immersion wear–drysuit or wetsuit (you will be spending time in the water, dress for it)
  • gloves
  • hood (strongly recommend)
  • bilge pump

Rental equipment available. Quality new gear for sale.

 

 

SEA KAYAK SAFETY AND RESCUE

Dates offered: Sunday, June 6 and Sunday, July 11.        10:00am-5:00pm at Mariner Park or Seafarer’s Memorial
$100 + $7.85 tax/person with your gear
$175 + $13.73 tax/person all gear provided

Limited to 6 participants, preregistration required.
Covid-19 protocols discussed when registering.

Sea Kayak Instruction

This workshop introduces deep-water rescue techniques for solo and group paddlers. The class covers techniques for solo re-entry of a kayak following a wet exit as well as assisted drain and re-enter rescues involving two or more paddlers. It also covers basic safety concerns and safety-related features of sea kayaks, paddling equipment, and towing. Of the many techniques one could learn, our focus will be on learning a few techniques that work almost anywhere, including rough water. We’ll take a lunch break on the beach (perhaps with a run up to the boardwalk to get some hot coffee!), discuss the morning and then continue through the afternoon.
Pack a lunch, with snacks, and bring a water bottle.

Topics covered:

  • What makes a kayak “safe”
  • Panic-free wet exits
  • Hi and Low recovery
  • Self rescues
  • Assisted rescues
  • Group rescues
  • Towing

In order to get the most from this workshop, participants MUST know how to wet exit and be familiar with the following strokes at the minimum: forward, reverse, sweep, draw

Required Equipment

  • Sea kayak with bow and stern bulkheads
  • paddle
  • skirt
  • PFD
  • kayak or water helmet (no bike helmets)
  • immersion wear–drysuit or wetsuit (you will be spending time in the water, dress for it)
  • gloves
  • hood
  • bilge pump

Optional: bring if you have

  • tow bag
  • paddle float
  • spare paddle

Rental equipment available, quality new gear for sale.

Call 907-299-3053 to register or for information. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Discount if you participate in both workshops.

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