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Kayak Lessons, Tours and Rentals in The Greater Vancouver Area,
Surrey / White Rock / Ladner
 
Email info@kayakcourses.ca
 
Call or Text   604-318-4019
 
 
 
Kayak Lessons, Courses, Instruction - Lower Mainland - Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Ladner, Langley, Delta, Abbotsford, Mission, Coquitlam, Richmond
 
 
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Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayaking Skills

Location - White Rock and/or Crescent Beach, Surrey

The Paddle Canada Basic (Introduction) to kayaking course introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm, sheltered water.  Rescue techniques at this level incorporate the use of a paddling partner and it is essential for all Introduction certified paddlers to travel on the water with others who have been trained in the techniques of assisted rescues.

Prerequisites
None

Course length
8 hours minimum

Class ratio
1 instructor: 4 students

Location
Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present. 

Conditions
Wind calm (< 8 knots) Sea state calm to rippled

 

Overview of Introduction to Kayaking

Rescue Skills

Paddling Skills

Knowledge

 
- Wet Exit
- Retrieving a swamped kayak
- Assisted rescue
- Rafting
 
- Lifting and carrying a kayak
- Forward and reverse paddling
- Forward and reverse sweep strokes
- Draw stroke
- Low Brace
- Forward Edging
 
- Boat design
- Boat Outfitting
- Clothing
- Safety equipment
- Paddles
- Injury Prevention
- Equipment care
- Kayaking resources