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Sea Kayaking Surfing

Navigating the surf zone is one of the first skill sets to develop when taking your paddling to the exposed coast. This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to begin your journey on exposed sections of coastline.

In this course, we will work on the skills you need to safely navigate this zone including launching and landing, being broached by a wave, swimming & rescues in the surf, and …well, surfing! Come to this course ready to get wet and have fun.

This course is based at Crescent Beach, west of Port Angeles, WA. Coaches will be staying at Crescent Beach Resort, but accommodation is also available at Salt Creek Campground. There are Airbnbs and VRBO’s available in the area.

Crescent Beach
2 days
Start time:
9:00 am

Class Highlights

  • Swell forecasting
  • Launching and landing strategies
  • Surfing your sea kayak
  • Swimming and rescues in surf


Foundations Level skills (or equivalent skills) and be comfortable swimming in turbulent water. Paddlers should have above a basic level of boat control. Paddlers should have an understanding of bracing. Paddlers should have an understanding of their gear and its use/fit.

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