Roughwater Weekend Workshop - Photo Credit: Portland Paddle

Roughwater Weekend Workshop

Roughwater Weekend will put you between a rock and a hard place, literally! Over this two-day session students will gain experience rock gardening, surf landing/launching, reading roughwater environments, risk assessment, and roughwater rescue techniques. We will paddle in Casco Bay and in the waters surrounding Richmond Island, seeking out opportunities to gain comfort in roughwater and give each student a chance to grow as a paddler. Expect to get wet!

Events > Roughwater Weekend Workshop
Portland Paddle
East End Beach, 1 Cutter Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
July 20, 2024 through July 22, 2024

-Effective techniques for paddling in swiftwater and waves
-Surf launching and landing
-Boat control while surfing
-Alternative methods of rescuing paddlers in rough seas
-Rock gardening
-Gear considerations for paddling in roughwater
-Reading roughwater environments and assessing risks
-We will wear helmets at all times when paddling in roughwater. Helmets will be provided for those who don’t own one.