Do you find yourself sitting with a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certificate but lack the confidence, community and support network that is required to practice and master the techniques taught during the level 1 skills program? This program is perfect for you.
The main aim of this program is practice under the watchful eye of experience sea kayak coaches.
WHAT 2 EXPECT
This three-day program has been developed with paddler who have participated in a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills but do not feel confident to take the techniques they have learned into a variety of different locations and conditions. This program gets paddlers into a number of different venues to build their understanding of the ocean environment. This ocean environment is hyper dynamic that requires an introduction to situational awareness to be understand what we sea, why it is happening and most importantly what will happen if I take my kayak into these conditions.
If you have questions about this program, please feel free to reach out to us.
Who is participating in this program?
Students should have Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills or equivalent to participate in this program. We are happy to chat with you in advance to sea if the program meets your needs and goals.
We have a number of different venues that can be utilized during the program. Venues are chosen based on the needs of the student as well as weather forecast. Possible locations:
Terrance Bay – rock hopping, confidence and control
West Dover – rock hopping, confidence and control
Clam Harbour – kayak surfing
Sambro Island – On water leadership, confidence and control
Students are required to have all their own paddling gear to participate in this program. We do offer equipment rentals for this program. Dry suits can be rented for $30 per day, sea kayak rentals are $65 per day and includes P&H Sea kayak, Lendal Paddle, skirt, bailer, throw rope and helmet if the program requires it. Equipment rentals should be arranged in advance of the program to ensure availability.