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"Where it all Begins" - Basic Kayaking Course

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"Where it all Begins" is exactly what you need to experience paddling for a newbie. We will develop basic skills in a boat and give you tools which will let you decide whether a hobbie on the water is right for you. If you want to learn the basics with some passionate people sign up. You won't regret it. Come and have fun in a boat with WaterFlow.

This is "where it all begins" . . .

Back in 2006 the Owner, Josh Askew took his 1st course and ventured into a Kayak. His life as he knew it had changed forever. Stepping forward and climbing into that kayak soon developed an love for the water and paddlesports.

Do you want to learn how to paddle? Have no idea where to start? Maybe you have kayaked on your own and now it's time to learn some basic fundemental skills? Then the "Where it all Begins" course is for you!

Our aim of this course is to coach you through the fundemental flat water skills creating a foundation from which you can build your paddling knowledge.

In this 4 week course you will learn basic skills and information for getting onto the water in a kayak:


The names of the parts of a kayak
How to enter and exit the boat
How to properly grip the paddle
How to wet exit (get out of an overturned kayak)

Forward stroke
Sweep stroke
Draws and sculling draws
Low and high braces

And finally, you will start to combine these strokes to paddle through whitewater. You will also be given an introduction to the roll progression process resulting in your ability to T-rescue (flip upright assisted by another boat).

DETAILS:

Duration: 6 hours of pool or flat water time (1.5 hours, two nights per week lasting for 2 weeks)
Location: Britannia Pool or Buntzen Lake, Belcarra
Equipment: All kayak related equipment is provided. Pool: You will need to bring swimming gear. (A nose plug and goggles are recommended, but not required.) Lake Environment: You will need to invest in proper kayaking clothing including a wetsuit, drytop or outer layer, and footwear (river shoes, neoprene booties, old runners). All other kayak related equipment is provided (kayak, paddle, PFD, helmet and spray skirt)
 
Registration: Please contact the course director at courses@waterflow.ca if you have any questions regarding registration. (Note: priority will be given on a first-come first-served basis.)

Course Dates: Choose date in drop down menu

PREREQUISITES:

  • Able to Swim in normal paddling clothing.


If you have any questions or concerns that were not addressed on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact our Course Director at courses@waterflow.ca

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE HAS A MINUMUM PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENT. YOU WILL BE INFORMED TO ANY COURSE CHANGES OR CANCELATIONS. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.


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