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In April, don't get fooled!  Request instruction from a qualified sea kayak instructor. Check out the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Instructors for Hire webpage at http://paddlecanada.com/Sea-Kayak-Instructors-for-Hire.html for more information.

The weather is improving and it is now time to get wet and work on paddling and rescue skills. Go Kayak offers a wide range of courses. We are very flexible and can tailor a course according to your needs. Let us know what you are looking for and we will make it happen. Visit our Paddling Program page at http://www.gokayak.ca/courses.html

Go Kayak is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Rainforest Guided Hiking Tours and now offers a complete outdoor experience. Go for a hike, go for a paddle or go for both!  Rainforest Tours and Go Kayak are your choice for outdoor adventures.

Do you need Greenland paddle instruction, new drysuit or dry pants waterproof sock, new neoprene hatch covers, a custom fit tulik, a custom fit paddling top? Check out Comfort Paddling in Victoria. Paulo Ouellet is the man behind Comfort paddling and can fix and repair almost anything. For more information, visit Comfort Paddling website at http://comfortpaddling.net/


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Happy Paddling!

Patti Stevens & Yves Aquin
Go Kayak, Your first steps to kayaking!
Tel: (250) 477-9881
Web: www.gokayak.ca
Email: info@gokayak.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gokayakca
Come and play with us!

What's going on!

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Sea Kayak Surf Course
Tofino - 2 days
From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
$160.00 per person (Price includes taxes)

- Sat April 02 and Sun April 03, 2016
- Sat April 09 and Sun April 10, 2016


A great way to improve your kayaking skills and paddling technique, building confidence and enjoying the fun of playing in active water.

The workshop focuses on

- Safety;
- Type of surf;
- How to read the surf;
- Surf etiquette - Sharing the surf zone with other surfers and kayakers;
- Paddling in surf - In and out of the surf zone;
- Safety and communication;
- Landing and Launching in surf;
- Surfing…will depend on surf conditions, type of waves, etc.
- Broaching in surf;
- Rolling in surf.

Current Sea Kayak Current Course
Learn paddling in and around currents, ferrying, crossing eddy lines, eddy turn, low and high brace turns.

Wednesday April 13, 2016
From Noon to 3:00 pm
Meet at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club (VCKC) at Noon
On the water at 12:30 pm

$90.00 (price includes taxes)

Pool Pool Session
The pool is a great place to learn new skills in a comfortable and controlled environment. If you need to perfect your paddling technique, kayak rescues or how to roll, contact Go Kayak and we will make it happen.

Sunday June 5, 2016
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
http://www.gokayak.ca/pool.html

Saturday Saturday Paddles (http://gokayak.ca/saturdays.html)
Saturday April 16, 2016

VICTORIA =  meet at Cadboro Bay (Gyro Park)

On the water at 11:00 am


Saturday paddles are a great way to get out in a small group with coaching from qualified paddling instructors. This is a fabulous opportunity to sharpen you paddling skills and get tips to improve your paddling technique. The paddles are from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost:
$40.00 (with your own equipment)
$75.00 (includes kayak and safety equipment)
- All prices include taxes
- Each participant must have appropriate immersion gear
- Each participant must know how to wet exit and perform an assisted rescue

Schedule
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Schedule subject to change according to weather and sea state.)

Rock Gardening Sea Kayak Rock Gardening Course
Sunday April 17, 2016


From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Port Renfrew - 1 day
$80.00 (Price includes taxes)

This course is designed for sea kayakers who want to learn how to play and explore rock gardens and whitewater features of the ocean.

Paddling Skills – Paddling in dynamic water
- Edging and bracing (high and low)
- Forward & Reverse stroke
- Power paddling
- Turning strokes such as bow & cross bow rudder, stern pry, sweep & reverse sweep as well as draw stroke
- Boat handling
- Rescues

Safety
- Signals
- Rating system for rock gardening features
- The decision process for a “GO” or a “NO GO”
- Group and paddler's strategic position for a potential rescue
- Understanding wave patterns in rock features
- Plan of action
- Paddler's state of mind – understanding and assessing the MENTAL aspect of rock gardening.


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Sea Kayak Navigation Course
Sat April 23, 2016


From 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

$160.00 (Price includes taxes)

Learn basic navigation techniques. Plan and navigate safely on a day or multi-day trip. Learn how to use a nautical chart with a compass on a kayak journey. We will cover the fundamental aspects of sea kayak navigation.

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At Go Kayak, we do not cancel Paddle Canada Certified courses for lack of registration.
 If you sign up for it, we will deliver it...guaranteed.

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Paddle Canada
Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills
Tuesday April 5, 2016
Victoria - 1 day course

Tuesday April 19, 2016
Victoria - 1 day course


$170.00
- Price includes taxes

Sea Kayak and safety equipment included

For more information about Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills course,
CLICK HERE

Paddle Canada
Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills
Monday April 11 to Tuesday April 12, 2016
Victoria - 2 day course

$260.00 - Price includes taxes
$25.00 for kayak and safety equipment.

For more information about Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills course, CLICK HERE

Paddle Canada
Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills
Monday April 25  to Thursday April 28, 2016
Victoria - 4 day course

Friday May 20 to Monday May 23, 2016
Victoria - 4 day course

$570.00 - Price includes taxes
- $50.00 for kayak and safety equipment.

For more information about Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Level 2 course, CLICK HERE

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SHOW ME!
Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills Assessment = $360 - Price includes taxes.
This is for kayakers with significant experience, knowledge and evident PC Lv2 skills. Assessment of Level-2 skills for certification can be conducted in a 2-day practical assessment. An overnight camp must be included. For more information, please contact Go Kayak.

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Go Kayak, Your first steps to kayaking!
1215 Lockley Rd, Vicoria, BC, V9A 4S9
Tel: (250) 477-9881 / Web: www.gokayak.ca
Email: info@gokayak.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gokayakca
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