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February is right at your door which means that you are probably still on track with your New Year resolutions....are you?

Winter is a great season to become a better paddler and get ready for your next summer adventures. Take a course, get out with friends, get in shape, go to the pool, whatever you do, get out there and go play! It also a good time to check your gear and fix what needs to be fixed. Why not get THAT new piece of equipment on your list? Take advantage of deals at your local paddling shops or check the web, there are great treasures to be found.

Please let us know your paddling interests so we can work with you to reach your goal while maximizing both your fun and safety on the water.


Happy Paddling!
Patti Stevens & Yves Aquin

What's going on!

Saturday Saturday Paddles (http://gokayak.ca/saturdays.html)
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

To sign up for a Saturday Paddle, please contact Go Kayak by:
- Email at info@gokayak.ca
- Through our website at www.gokayak.ca/contact.html
- By phone at 250-477-9881

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.)


Saturday, February 6, 2016
East Sooke Park - meet at Whiffin Spit (Quimper Park)
On the water at 11:00 am

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Discovery Island – meet at Cadboro Bay (Gyro Park)
On the water at 11:00 am

Saturday March 26, 2016
Race Rocks – meet at Weirs Beach (Sandgate Rd)
On the water at 11:00 am

Surf

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- Video 1
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- Video 3

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

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

- Sat Feb 13 and Sun Feb 14, 2016
- Sat March 12 and Sun March 13, 2016
- Sat April 09 and Sun April 10, 2016

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.


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Sea Kayak Navigation Course
Victoria - 1 day
Sat April 23, 2016

From 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $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.

Paddle Canada
Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Level 2
Victoria - 4 day course
Thur March 17 to Sun March 20, 2016

$570.00 - SPRING SPECIAL $400.00 - 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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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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