Join fellow kayakers for a fun filled morning exploring some remarkable waterways in our community. Guided by experienced naturalists.
The registration fee is $25. Choose from 5 launch sites. Start times range from 8:00 - 8:30 am, Saturday, Nov 4.
After the tour, enjoy an included cookout lunch and fun at the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Punta Gorda. Guest speaker will be Brian Blankinship, noted kayaking instructor and owner of Bay Kayaking (baykayaking.com).
This all-day class prepares paddlers to lead trips in protected waterways. Even if alone, you are the trip leader! The class will include: - Efficient Forward and Reverse Paddling - Turning Strokes - Safety and Rescues - Towing - Gear Selection and Basic Boat Repair - Leadership on Water - Signaling and Communications - Basic Navigation - Trip Planning - Winds and Weather - Tides, and Currents
Class is limited to five students. A few boats and gear will be available for free on a first come, first served basis.
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)
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. 3 person minimum, 10 max.