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What's going on!
Go Kayak team is back after taking some time off this summer to go out paddling on West Coast Vancouver Island South in Clayoquot Sound. We spent 18 days going from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove and coming back rounding Flores and Meares Island. A big THANK YOU to MANDY at the Meares Vita Inn for helping us with a room and parking when needed. Mandy, you rock! - https://www.mearesvistainn.com -

Clayoquot Sound: https://photos.app.goo.gl/j7WeKRH5HZ162UqC8

We are now back and ready to take your skills to the next level. If you have any questions or want to register for courses, contact Go Kayak by phone at 250.477.9881 or by email at info@gokayak.ca

Here's what's going on!

PADDLE CANADA CERTIFIED COURSES

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.

. Saturday Sept 8 & Sunday Sept 9, 2018

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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

. Monday Sept 10 to Thursday Sept 13, 2018

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

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SEA KAYAK SURF COURSE
Link: http://www.gokayak.ca/skills.html

Dates:
Saturday Sept 29 and Sunday Sept 30, 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.

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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