This 2 to 2-1/2 hour class offers an introduction to the sport of touring kayaking using sit-on-top kayaks. Our goal is to teach students proper paddling skills to enhance their paddling experience. On land learn entering the kayak, proper body position, holding the paddle, and basic paddle strokes. On water instruction includes learning power, maneuvering and touring strokes. The class ends with a short paddle tour offering individual help as needed. You will learn good paddling habits to maximize your paddling experience for safety and fun. All gear is provided, or you may bring your own.
Wear clothing that will get wet. Wear water footwear, not flip flops. Can be old sneakers. We also suggest a hat with a brim, sunscreen, and a water bottle.