Wet Paddle - Olympia Basic Kayak Course

Review strokes, do a short paddle and demonstrate rescue skills in Puget Sound.
Missing: Field trip
Sea Kayaking

During this full day, students will first demonstrate basic knowledge of tides, currents, weather, 10 essentials.  Next will be a review of paddles strokes and boat maneuvering.  Following that, the group will go on a short paddle, during which we will stop for lunch.  After lunch we will continue the paddle to a protected cove in which all will demonstrate self and assisted rescue skills.

  • Kayaking essentials 
  • 10 essentials
  • lunch
  • warm clothing in waterproof bag
  • immersion protection clothing is recommended, but not required
    - 3mm farmer john wetsuit with paddling top or rain shell, or
    - drysuit 
Required: multiple activities scheduled, students choose one

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