Essential Sea Kayak Skills


Essential Sea Kayak Skills - Lake Washington: Concrete Beach

Develop directional control skills, including edging, turning and ruddering.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Maximum Wind: 15.0 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

Meet at Concrete Beach.    Be geared up and ready to begin the clinic by 9 a.m.  This is a 3-hour clinic.  Directional control is a key part of effective, enjoyable, and safe kayaking.  We will focus on turning and other directional control, including edging, ruddering, and other  strokes and maneuvers.   Come and improve how you control and turn your kayak!

ESSENTIAL SEA KAYAK SKILLS SERIES OF CLINICS - Basic competence in these on the water skills will boost your confidence to paddle competently on a variety of trips. Each clinic will focus on one area of skills. You can take all sessions, or as many as you feel you need. These are introductory clinics, but all levels are welcome. You must be a Basic Sea Kayak student or graduate, or have club equivalency status. Proof of full vaccination will be required.

Clinic dates are:

Jan. 7                     Forward stroke

Jan. 21                  Directional control

Feb. 4                    Balance, Bracing and Moving Sideways

Feb. 18                 Rescues and Towing

TBA                        Kayaking in Currents (at Deception Pass)


Lake Washington

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