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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.


Course length
8 hours minimum

Class ratio
1 instructor: 4 students

Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present. 

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


Overview of Introduction to Kayaking

Rescue Skills

Paddling Skills


- 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