Kayak lessons (Gulf Coast)

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boat type: kayak/canoe/SUP
propulsion type: human
condition: excellent
engine hours (total):
length overall (LOA): 1
make / manufacturer: various
model name / number: various
year manufactured: 2024
Learn to paddle faster enjoy your paddling (or kayak fishing) by not getting as tired when you paddle.

American Canoe Association certified Coastal Kayak instructor teaches both sit-in (sea kayak, recreation) and sit-on-top (SOT) paddling skills. All courses taught in MS Gulf Coast area unless otherwise noted.

May and June 2024 schedule:

1. Introduction to Kayaking, ACA Level 1 (6-8 hrs) - Learn simple paddling strokes and basic self & assisted rescues.
Prerequisite: A willingness to learn while probably getting wet
For: Anyone new to kayaking, or a paddler who has kayaked some (or lots) and knows they want to paddle more effectively and efficiently. Paddles enough that you want to learn basic rescues.
Dates: 1) Saturday, May 11th - MS Gulf Coast 2) A condensed 3-4 hour class is available also mid-June through early September upon request.

2. Essentials of Kayak Touring, ACA Level 2 (7-8 hrs) - basic strokes improvement and introduction to more advanced strokes, bracing, and additional self and assisted rescues
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 or instructor permission
For: A paddler who wants to become more proficient and a safer paddler. Someone who is beginning to push the envelope of distance paddling/day trips or beginning to venture into the bays entering the MS Sound.
Date: 1) June 22.

3. Flatwater Safety and Rescues (approx 5 hrs). This class teaches self rescue and assisted rescue techniques. Plan to get wet lots during this rescue class.
Prerequisite: Some paddling background
For: Paddlers who want to learn, practice, and improve how to conduct self rescues and assist others when needed. Various rescue equipment is covered and practiced.
Dates: Date to be determined.

4. Rolling a kayak. Learn how to roll a sea kayak or white water kayak.
Prerequisite: Have a sea kayak or white water kayak.
For: Anyone interested in learning to roll. Some people learn to roll before learning to paddle.
Dates: May 5 - June 12 (Rolling is usually a three session class. Each session is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours.) Contact me for most up to date information.

5. Trip Leader Training and Assessment. Each is 2 days of training which can lead to a nationally recognized ACA certification.
Prerequisite: Level 2 assessment and instructor permission
For: Anyone interested in guiding others on kayak day trip adventures. Successful completion of the assessment leads to nationally recognized certification.
Dates: To be determined

Bring your own kayak and equipment. Rental kayaks and canoes are available for weekday classes.

Additional class information is available at: https://www.meetup.com/Mississippi-Kayak-Meetup/events/

Additional classes available upon request: Coastal kayaking, introduction to surf/rough water, day trip leader, and rolling classes. Call to schedule a class, or to get early notification when classes are planned.

Private classes upon request.

Call to register and/or for more information: nine04.6one0.9two8seven

post id: 7744303149



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