This class introduces students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out. After the class the group will take a 2 to 3 hour paddle tour of the area to practice skills and enjoy the scenery. A special guest from Heal the Bay will be on hand to discuss local waterways and the ocean ecosystem during the tour.
Skills you'll learn:
Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks
Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques
Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour