ACA Level 4 Tidal Currents - Seattle - 2011

Sea Kayaking Course

ACA Level 4 Tidal Currents

ACA Coastal Kayak Tidal Currents

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Course Overview: The Coastal Kayak Tidal Currents course is designed to teach paddlers how to navigate in current, read and handle tide rips and related rough water conditions. Ideal location will have a moderate current not to exceed 4 knots, a short crossing of 1 to 2 miles, and a tide rip with a large well-defined eddy. Current should not be moving into an area of danger and there should be a variety of landing options down current. Winds should not exceed 15 knots.

Tidal Currents is a one-day seminar where paddlers learn to navigate in current, read and handle tide rips and related rough water conditions. Participants will learn: * The basic dynamics to tidal currents (current speeds, eddies, flow direction) * How to navigate in current * How to control a kayak in current: cross eddy lines, ferry across current and surf in tide rips. Ideal conditions for this seminar include current not to exceed 4 knots, a short crossing of 1 or 2 miles, and a tide rip with a large well-defined eddy. Winds should not exceed 10-15 knots. ACA Coastal Kayaking Open Water Skills, or equivalent experience, required for this seminar. Immersion gear and helmets required. Instruction provided by an ACA Coastal Kayaking Open Water instructor.
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