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Sea Kayaking Level 2

Covid-19 Update:  SBP is open to individual and small groups to 4 people for Phase 2.  We’ll maintain a 6′ distance on shore and on-water, recommended mask use on shore. All gear is always cleaned. 

The Class..

Take your kayak skills to the next level with Sea Kayaking Level 2. Learn how to turn on a dime, stay stable in rough water and make smarter route planning decisions.This class will give you more confidence with paddling on your own and going on trips and paddling on more than just glassy days.

If conditions allow, you’ll learn how to surf and/or downwind and/or surf boat wakes! All will bump your skill level up thus allowing you to paddle comfortably in more places. Also learn or refine rescues such as the paddle-float, T-rescue, scoop, stirrup and towing.

The class can be customized to your interests. Available All Year.

Location: Shilshole Bay in Seattle. Alternative locations can be available upon request. Fees applied for outside of Greater Seattle.

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Core Skills

  • Learn how to edge your kayak so you can turn easier
  • Learn the stern rudder, neutral, pry and a draw to get ultimate control of the boat
  • Get a powerful yet injury free forward stroke so you get there easier with less effort
  • Find out how to stay balanced in bumps with the low brace
  • Begin to learn the combat (layback) roll so you can recover from a capsize and build confidence
  • Find out how to read water so you can make smarter route planning decisions
  • What do you want to learn? This class can be customized to your interests.

Class Details:

Class Size: 1 – 4 people.

Location: Shilshole Bay in Ballard / Seattle

Duration: Two 3 hour sessions. Learn at your own pace.

Schedule: Contact me to schedule.  Available all year.

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:1 / 1:2

Instructor Follow-up: We will send you a summary of skills you learned in class. Additional kayak or sup classes take $10 off. Join our FB Alumni Group to connect with other paddlers.

Rates:

Group Class (4 Students): 339 per person with rentals / 299 per person with your gear.

2 Person Rate: 449 per person with rentals / 399 per person with your gear

Individual Rate (1-1): 499 with rentals / 473 with your own gear.

* Rentals Include: Sea kayak, paddle, PFD (life vest), toasty wetsuit, spray skirt, booties, gloves.

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Skill Prerequisites: SK L1 or similar.

Advanced Beginner or Intermediate. You have taken our Sea Kayak Level 1 or have similar experience. You can wet-exit and re-enter on you own, paddle straight and have basic edging and bracing skills.  

 

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