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Deception Pass Clinic – Flood

December 13 - December 14

Advanced Sea Kayak Skills Training, Anacortes Washington

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Learn to master the challenge that is Deception Pass in this 2-day clinic. Deception Pass is world renowned as one of the best paddling destinations in the world and is our favorite classroom! Participants in this kayak class will learn how to read the water, identify and navigate hazards, paddle efficiently, and how to have fun even when the water gets a little rough. Your kayak coaches will introduce new concepts that will enable you to effectively enter and exit tidal streams and cope with other features that dynamic water creates. Self-rescue techniques and assisted-rescue techniques will be introduced throughout each day.

This Course takes place on the Flood Tide. It is slightly more challenging than the Ebb Tide, so if this is your first time in moving water or Deception Pass, contact us to see if this course is the right fit, or sign on for our clinic that takes place on the Ebb Tide!

This class is mainly focused on understanding hydrodynamics and techniques for playing. If you are most interested in navigation and tidal planning, check out our Navigation and Tidal Planning!

  • Develop a base understanding of how tides operate
  • How are currents created
  • What information you need for a day on the sea
  • Effective paddle strokes for moving water
  • Rescue techniques in moving water
  • Risk management in a dynamic environment


December 13
December 14
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Deception Pass/San Juan Islands
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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