Intro to Sea Kayaking Part 1 - Photo Credit: Portland Paddle

Intro to Sea Kayaking Part 1

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics with a small group of other paddlers in the protected waters near our East End Beach site in Portland. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a discussion of equipment and the risks and hazards kayakers face on the Maine coast. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn proper paddling technique for the essential strokes of the sport.

Events > Intro to Sea Kayaking Part 1
Portland Paddle
East End Beach, 1 Cutter Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
About the Event
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Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
May 18, 2024 through September 30, 2024

-Proper technique for the essential paddling strokes
-How to identify the major risks and hazards kayakers face
-How to complete a “wet exit” when a kayak capsizes
-The primary features of a sea kayak that make it seaworthy
-The Part II class is offered every other weekend and we recommend taking the two courses during the same summer, ideally followed by Intro to Sea Kayak Rescues.