Tidal Rapids Kayak Training in Deception Pass
Playing in tidal rapids is one of the few ways sea kayakers have to practice their bracing and other rough water boat handling skills in a setting where the degree of challenge can be controlled (start when the current is weak, quit when it gets too strong). This training course will put you on the fast track to being able to handle all types of rough water situations more safely. You'll be amazed at how much your skills and confidence will improve in just one day. Most students who've completed our overnight Training Trip or Five Day Training Camp are ready for this course.
In addition to practicing the techniques for dealing with eddy lines, boils, and whirlpools, this course covers ways to read moving water, evaluate and avoid hazards, a review of bracing strokes, ferrying, and much more.
Classes are limited to four students, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.
Location: Deception Pass (meet in parking lot on south side of bridge)
Duration: 1 day
Class Size: 5
Tuition: $223 (includes free use of dry suit, booties, and helmet)
Kayak Rental: $45.00/day plus tax, delivered to the lesson. Make Kayak Rental Reservation (Includes kayak, spray-skirt, PFD, bilge pump, paddle float, and paddle)
Parking: A Washington State Discover Pass ($30/yr.) or $10 Day Use Fee is required per car. Passes may be purchased on-line at:Buy Discover Pass On-line
Please print out our Liability Release Form and bring it to the class.
Please read our Cancellation/Reschedule Policy