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Sea Kayak Foundations – Level 1

August 24, 2023 - August 25, 2023


This kayak class is the starting place for beginners or for experienced paddlers who desire some coaching to help build a solid foundation to their existing skills. You will learn current sea kayaking techniques in capsize recoveries, body-boat-blade awareness, strokes for steering, going straight, sideways, staying upright, and bracing. Using the foundational concepts of paddlesports we will use a body-centric approach to help you efficiently maneuver your boat, using your paddle to complement each skill. 

Foundation courses develop good body awareness, balance, and understanding of how the boat and paddle interact with the water. A solid base of skills will make you a more efficient paddler. The goal for this course is to promote efficient, effective, and ergonomic kayaking for long term paddler development.

  • Wet Exits
  • Self Rescue Techniques
  • Effective Assisted Rescues
  • Towing
  • The “Four Fundamentals of Paddlesports (Posture, Power Transfer, Connectivity, Kinesthetic Awareness or “feel”)
  • Basic Kayak Strokes
  • Efficient Launching and Landing Strategies


August 24, 2023
August 25, 2023
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Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay
Bowman Bay Boat Ramp
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States