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This class is designed to transition the inland kayaker to become an independent coastal paddler
Coach: Bill Vonnegut Support: Jillian Rivas-Davila
If you are wondering if this class is for you, then the answer is yes.
This course was designed based on feedback from paddlers wanting to make the transition from paddling inland rivers and bays to the open waters of the Pacific Coast. It was designed to help get you through the transition onto the coast.
Location: TBD pending conditions - Possibilities include Cascade Head, Nehalem Bay, Seaside, Cape Falcon, Ecola Beach, Netarts.
To paddle on the coast you need the ability to get from the shore to open water, and back. So on day 1 from 11-3 we will work on skills such as identifying and reading the surf zone, holding position in that zone, bracing, side surfing, surfing, launching & landing.
On day 2&3, conditions permitting, we will discuss planning a trip and go beyond the surf zone to explore the open coast. Where we may find arches, caves, rock gardening, surfing and the ability to be where you have gazed while looking from the oceans shores. If conditions are too large to access the outer coast, we will explorer other options.
We will focus on paddling as a team, including how to explorer the coast and give your team the skills to help out when someone is in need. Current coastal paddlers can also get a lot out of this class as each student will be have the opportunity to be individually challenged increasing and developing their skills. Contact me for more info.
Cost $359 Plus 6% booking company fee. (Min 3 - Max 5 students)
Camping Included: We have reserved campsites near Nehalem Bay for Fri & Saturday nights. (Extra car fees charged at park not included)
We pay the booking fee if you enter promo code no6%fee when signing up.