• This is a five week course that will be offered on June 19th and 26th at 6pm, July 10th and July 17th at 6pm, and July 28th at 6am. Participants will sign up once, but for all five classes.
• Kayak Tour (Single Kayaks): $299
• Kayak Tour/Lesson (Bringing My Own Kayak): $249
For the summer of 2018, Coast to Coast Paddle is introducing Kayak Foundations, a five-week workshop designed to help you take your paddling to the next level. Over the course of five weeks, we’ll build both the length and intensity of our paddles, culminating in a “graduation paddle” in which we set our sights on not just our longest paddle, but also the most exposed to conditions.
Over the course of 5 weeks, we'll learn:
*The basics of kayaking, including paddling efficiently, powerfully, and safely.
*How to wet exit after a capsize and re-enter your kayak safely and quickly.
*How to read weather forecasts and respond to unexpected changes in conditions.
*How to alter planned routes to maximize safety and enjoyment, or, if your route is set, how to use coastal topography, wind, and swell direction to reduce the risk of overexposure.
This course is designed to build your kayaking skills quickly by pushing you safely outside of your comfort zone. While it will build over the course of the 5 weeks, paddlers should expect to feel challenged by the skills practice, length, and conditions that we'll face during the course. Having said that, safety is always our top priority, so everything will be done with that in mind.