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Sea Kayak Surf Course - MAY 26/27 -
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A great way to improve your kayaking skills and paddling technique, building confidence and enjoying the fun of playing in active water.

Dates: Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2018
Location: Tofino
Cost: 190.00 per person (price includes all taxes)

This course teaches you how to deal with surf by;

1- Avoiding it. Use common sense, knowledge and seamanship to launch and land in surf zone. Very useful when paddling on West Coast Vancouver Island.
2- Learning how to deal with the surf if a wave catches you.
3- Having fun playing in the surf zone, building confidence and paddling skills.

The workshop focus on
- Safety
- Type of surf;
- How to read the surf;
- Surf etiquette - Sharing the surf zone with others;
- 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, skills, etc.
- Broaching in surf (side surfing)
- Rolling in surf.

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Sea Kayak Navigation Course

SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2018
Victoria, BC, Canada

Avoid bad surprises on your next paddling adventure. You will learn basic navigation techniques, plan and navigate safely on a day or multi-day trip, how to use a nautical chart with a compass on a kayak journey. We will cover the fundamental aspects of sea kayak navigation. This course focuses on the application of chart reading, compass use, route planning and navigation.

Your choice
$60.00: Classroom session: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
$90.00: Classroom and on-water session: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Sea Kayak Current Course
Paddling in and around currents, ferrying, crossing eddy lines, eddy turn, low-brace lean turn

Date:Thursday May 3, 2018
Location: Baynes Channel, Victoria
Cost: $90.00 per person (price includes all taxes)

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Pool
Crystal Pool Kayak 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 learn how to roll, contact Go Kayak and we will make it happen!

Date: Sunday June 3, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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PADDLE CANADA CERTIFIED COURSES

2018 Basic Kayak Skills (1 day course in Victoria)
This is the primary starting point of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak skills progression. With a focus on foundation skills and knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills inspires paddlers to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.

$195.00 - Price includes taxes, sea kayak and safety equipment.
. Saturday May 12
. Saturday June 2
. Sunday June 10
. Saturday July 7

2018 Sea kayak Level-1 Skills (2 day course in Victoria)
Level-1 is a two-day course that brings paddlers beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking. The course is conducted in slightly rougher water than Basic Kayak, aiming to develop the paddler's comfort in class-1 waters. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends (for example, navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.)

$295.00 (Price includes taxes)
$25.00 for kayak and safety equipment.

. Sat May 5 & Sun May 6
. Sat June 9 & Sun June 10

2018 Sea Kayak Level-2 Skills (4 day course in Victoria)
Level-2 provides paddlers with the intermediate skills needed to go sea kayaking in class-2 conditions along semi-exposed shoreline with a possible overnight bivvy. Leadership, incident management, open-water rescue, self-care and navigation are core parts of this course.
Note: Camping is no longer required to get the PC Lv2 Certification.

$595.00 (Price includes taxes)
$50.00 for kayak and safety equipment

. Mon May 14 to Thu May 17
. Fri June 15 to Mon June 18

For more information about Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Certified Courses, please call/text 250.477.9881, send email at info@gokayak.ca or visit our website at http://www.gokayak.ca/paddlecanada.html

Happy Paddling!

Patti Stevens & Yves Aquin
Go Kayak, Your first steps to kayaking!
Tel: (250) 477-9881
Email: info@gokayak.ca
Web: www.gokayak.ca
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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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