Open Water Practice

Field trip: Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Open Water Practice - Island Lake

Practice wet exiting, entering and exiting the kayak, paddling and rescue techniques in open water

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  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Later in the day portion of class.  

Instructions will be announced at the morning lecture.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring a lunch, snacks and hydrating fluids as there is a good chance we will be moving to this location latter in the day.


Plan on bringing all your kayaking gear, kayaks etc as we will be fitting individuals in kayaks.  


Bring clothing for being in the water as there is a good chance we will be in the water during a portion of the day.  Please remember to bring a towel and protective foot wear for being in the water.  


Sea Kayak with floatation/sealed compartments



paddle float

Spray skirt

USCG approved PFD

Appropriate attire for being in the water (dry or wet suit strongly recommended)

Sun screen for personal protection

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