Get in close to the rocks and learn to control and maneuver your sea kayak in this complex environment. We will practice skills that increase our safety around the rocks and maximize fun. Rock specific rescue techniques and methods will be practiced in real conditions. This class is fun for people who already have some ocean paddling experience and can confidently perform regular deep water rescues quickly and effectively. This is a great first time rock gardening experience. 6 hour class $110/person
Prerequisite skills include ability to swim 25 yards with your equipment, fitness and paddling skills to paddle 6 miles, maneuvering skills for tight spaces, paddling backwards with control, bracing, being able to paddle as a group, and self and buddy rescue skills. Dressing for immersion (wetsuits or drysuits) is required. For more recommended skills check out the American Canoe Association Coastal Kayaking Skills - Level 2.