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Deception Pass Tides & Currents 2-Day

May 18 @ 8:30 am - May 19 @ 4:00 pm PDT

Advanced Skills Training


If you plan to kayak on the sea then you need to know how to deal with the effects of the daily tides and currents. The San Juan Islands provide the perfect classroom for people who wish to enrich their paddling experience safely explore the coastal environment. Participants in this class will learn how to read the water, identify hazards, and how to find tidal information. You will take the flatwater kayaking skills that you have worked on and apply them to moving water. Your coaches will introduce new concepts that will enable you to effectively enter and exit tidal streams and cope with other features that moving water creates. Self-rescue techniques and assisted-rescue techniques will be introduced throughout the day. After taking this course you will have a foundation to build on your rough water skills which will make your kayaking more enjoyable when you are out on your own.


  • 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


May 18 @ 8:30 am PDT
May 19 @ 4:00 pm PDT
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