Go Kayak
Rock Garden

* Please reserve in advance ** Weather permitting
Location: Port Renfrew
Since prices vary according to group size, needs and equipment,
please call 250.477.9881 or email for price.
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

• 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.

Participants must have
• Enough food and water to keep going through the course
• Immersion gear - A wetsuit or a drysuit or enough layers of clothes not to get cold "in" and "out" of the water.
• Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, pump, and all sea kayak required safety equipment
• Helmet
• Extra warm clothing dry bag
• Tow line

To register or for more information, contact Go Kayak at
Phone: (250) 477-9881
Email: info@gokayak.ca

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