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When is the last time you learned something new and had fun?

Lessons (Clinics)

Are kayak clinics for you?

  • This is my first time kayaking...Maybe, Build basic knowledge with a tour first
  • I want to own a kayak...Yes, take a look at our used gear
  • I took a lesson 2 years ago...Yes, Sign me up
  • I just can't get my kayak roll...Yes, Sign me up
  • I am planning a kayak trip for a week somewhere...Yes, Sign me up
  • I own a kayak and have never tipped over...Yes, Sign me up
  • I want to get to know my kayak more...Yes, Sign me up
  • My back hurts when I kayak...Yes, Sign me up
  • I want to become more comfortable on the water...Yes, Sign me up
  • I only paddle close to shore, I have nothing to worry about. YES! Sign me up
  • I want to brush up on my kayak re-entry...Yes, Sign me up
  • I plan on going to the Kayak Symposium in July...Yes, Sign me up
  • I want to meet other kayakers in Door County...Yes, Sign me up

What is a kayak Clinic?

Our Kayak Clinics are our way of developing a small kayaking community around learning

  • learn safety, nomenclature, technique in a progressive learning environment
  • meet other kayakers, share stories, make contacts and paddling partners
  • beginning of lesson will be large group to meet and make contact
  • we will divide into smaller groups when skill levels have been assessed

When are they offered?

Offered only 3 times during the early summer and 1 time later in the summer

  • Only 4 times? Less is more, more kayaker friends to paddle with thru the summer
  • 3 Early summer, prepares everyone to paddle safely through the summer
  • 1 late summer, prepares people for cold fall weather (TBA)

(reservations and payment 1 week in advance required) Sign me up If within one week, please call (920)868-1400

 

Lessons Date/Time Cost Location

Intro Fundamentals Open water

Rolling

Friday

May 16 '08

12-5pm

$110(without own kayak)

$80 (with own kayak)

Only can Sign up here

TBA

Weater Dependent

Meet at Base(outpost)

Intro Fundamentals Open water

Rolling

Thursday June 5 '08 10am-4pm

$110(without own kayak)

$80 (with own kayak)

Only can sign up here

TBA

Weater Dependent

Meet at Base(outpost)

Intro Fundamentals Open water

Rolling

Friday

June 20 '08

12-5pm

$110(without own kayak)

$80 (with own kayak)

Only can sign up here

TBA

Weater Dependent

Meet at Base(outpost)

 

What is the difference between our tours and our clinics?

Our tours teach you the basics of kayaking, but do not require you to get wet. Our clinics are for those of you who would like to have an indepth coverage of kayaking, a refresher, advance your skill set.

 

Still not sure...Read on...

 

Have you been thinking about Kayaking for some time?

Do you see all of the kayaks on top roof racks or the paddlers whisking by your canoe and wish you could get into the quiet sport that has been begging for you to get on the water, relax and have fun? Is your kayak you bought two years ago still sitting in the garage?

Kayak Lesson at Cave Point

Kayak Lesson Setup

 

Are you a beginner or have never kayaked before?

Introduction to Kayaking (Stay Dry Basics) or Kayaking Fundamentals(In-depth Get Wet Lesson)is for you. Or are you on vacation and want to have fun and see the peninsula peacefully, or want a beginner lesson where you do not get wet? If that is you, just take a Tour with our free Introduction to Kayaking Class

 

-Hi Dave
"Just wanted to thank you again for a great beginners class of kayaking. You took us out to Peninsula Park and my wife Terrie was the one who got stuck on the rocks!!!! You were so patient with all of us and made us feel very comfortable in such a new environment because we are not good swimmers at all."

-Jim and Terrie Benton-

 

Is Kayaking going to be a outdoor hobby you want to take up?

Then you want more than just an introduction, take Kayaking Fundamentals

Or are you coming back to improve upon those fundamentals?

You want to learn how to become a confident kayaker in Open water or rough seas and show your new skills to your kayaking friends. Open water Kayaking Progression Class is what you need.

Do you want to learn the hot doggin "Eskimo Roll"?

Whether to show off to your friends and family or to use it in surf conditions. Why not learn more than just one variation while your at it. Take our Eskimo Rolling Class

Do you start dreaming about seeing all of the Door County Sights on the Kayaking Tours Map, but would rather see them on your own and with your own gear, if you knew how to safely use it?

If you own kayaking equipment, you may know how to paddle and simply use your gear, but it is very dangerous to paddle without knowing how to do the proper self-rescues and partner-rescues! What would you do if a rip current pulled you and your boat out away from the shore, how would you get back in. I am sure you could figure it out, but why risk your life when you can obtain the knowledge so easily with a few simple Kayak lessons. Fundamentals and Open Water Progression are for you, bring your gear or use ours!


Introduction to Kayaking Class

What will I learn in the Introduction to Kayaking Class?

  • Kayaking Safety
  • Weather Observation
  • Gear Choice
  • Getting Fitted
  • Rudder Usage
  • Entering and Exiting your Kayak
  • Keys to Stability
  • Forward and Reverse Paddle Stroke
  • Feathered Paddle Technique
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Sign up now!

 

Kayaking Fundamentals Class

What will I learn in the Kayaking Fundamentals Class?

  • Kayaking Safety
  • Weather Observation
  • Gear Choice
  • Getting Fitted
  • Rudder Usage
  • Entering and Exiting your Kayak
  • Keys to Stability
  • Forward, Reverse and Braking Paddle Strokes
  • Feathered Paddle Technique
  • Packing the Kayak
  • Wet Exit
  • Partner T Rescue
  • Paddle Float Self Rescue
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Sign up now!

 

Kayaking Wet Exit

Practicing a Wet Exit in Calm shallow waters

Kayaking Progression and Open Water Experience Class

We will take what we learned from Kayaking Fundamentals and raise it up a bar.

  • You will practice your Fundamental Skills in open water
  • Advanced Paddle Techniques
  • Braces J-Leans, Sweeps, Draws, Paddling for Power, Paddling for Distance
  • Alternative Partner Rescues-Eskimo, Scoop, Strap, and more
  • Alternative Self Rescues-Cowboy
  • What does it take to Kayak Alone?
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Sign up now!

 

Eskimo Rolling Class

     

What will I learn in the Eskimo Rolling Class?

    • Keys to Holding your breath
    • Stretching to minimize injury
    • Gear Choice and Effects
    • Eskimo Roll Variations-Greenland, Sea to Sea, Hand Roll, Storm Roll
    • Storm Roll Techniques
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Sign up now!

    Learning how to Surf Class!

    What will I learn?

      • Safety
      • Right of Way
      • Studying Lake Geological Contour Map
      • Wave Paitence
      • Tips and Tricks
      • Sign up now!

       

      Mark Helscher Catching a Wave

      Mark Helscher Surfing a Giant

 

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