Special Events

9th Annual Kiptopeke Sea Kayaking Symposium



September 27-29, 2019
Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, VA
Cost: $450; $425 if register and pay before June 15 (includes all classes, 3 nights room and 1 dinner)
 View all the 2019 symposium courses by clicking here.

To register go to crosscurrentsseakayaking.com/symposium .

- 75 people and 15 coaches from 10-12 different  states.  

- 10 - 12 rough water and calm  water classes to choose from 

Coaches: Brian Blankinship, Jen Kleck, Tom Noffsinger, Alison Sigethy, Ashley Brown, Ed Schiller, Chris Raab, Ken Fandetti, 

Paula Hubbard, Rick Wiebush, Mike Cavanaugh, James Kesterson, Jeff Atkins, Greg Hollingsworth.

Housing: The lodges at Kiptopeke State Park


Performance Paddling TBD


Join Bay Kayaking for a Performance Paddling lesson (9:30-12:30) followed by an Epic kayak, surf ski, and paddle demo ( 1:00 - 3:00) followed by a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! (4:00-7:00) 

 At Hooes Run Ramp (Drive to the end of Forest Hill Rd, off Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA)  Too much fun to miss!

Epic Demos


 Bay Kayaking and Epic Kayaks will provide a FREE introduction and demo of paddles, Kayaks, and Surfskis open to everyone at Hooes Run Ramp and Truxton Park (same locations at the Performance Paddling class).  

Or Schedule a free, custom demo at Lake Ridge Marina (same location as most lessons)

Schedule a Demo

Performance Paddling Clinics


Performance Paddling is the art and science of maximizing efficiency, especially in the forward stroke. Efficiency increases speed, adds endurance, and reduces fatigue compared to poor technique.

This three hour course is meant for those who already paddle well but would like to be more efficient but is also great for beginners who want to start out efficiently. The course is a culmination of Brian's 20 years of teaching and racing experience.  The course also includes the latest drills and techniques developed by Oscar Chalupsky, 12 time World Open Ocean Champion.   The price is $50 payable on site (cash or check).  3 person minimum, 10 max.