Coastal Kayaking Skills


Coastal Kayaking Skills


This class is intended for sea kayakers who have experience paddling on open waters such as San Francisco Bay or the Columbia River and are seeking to expand their horizons to the open coast. You will have had some surf zone experience and have solid bracing skills. A combat roll is not required.

*Prerequisite: Intro to Surf Zone or equivalent training and experience.*

We will help you assess and develop your personal skills and help grow your knowledge and experience so that you feel ready to explore the open coast with other paddlers. We will work on interpreting marine forecasts, planning a trip with use of a chart, finding suitable places to land, strategy for maneuvering around reefs. We will also discuss risk assessment and challenge you to think about what if things do not go as planned. This course is intended to build your skills and confidence to help prepare you for open coast paddling.