Bracing and Edging
Looking to take your paddling to another level? Paddling in rougher conditions such as waves, surf, current or wind are all dependent on your ability to edge your kayak. Touring kayaks, when upright, track well and are quite fast. However, if you tilt them on their edge their footprint totally changes. Instead of a long narrow boat, you have a short boat with lots of rocker and the ability to turn on a dime, remain stable in surf, and easily cross current. You will learn to use your lower body to control the kayak the way it was intended. You will also learn how to recover from a capsize by incorporating high and low braces – another essential element in paddling in rougher conditions. If you have a group of 3 or more, give us a call and we’ll try to get a course on the schedule for you. Otherwise we usually do this as a private lesson.
- Prerequisite: None but this course is taught in touring kayaks
- Duration with 3 or more participants: 2 hours
- Price with 3 or more participants: $75 per person
- Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999 or email [email protected]
Reading and Playing in Tidal Currents
This is a really fun course for those interested in learning how to paddle in current. Paddling in current is a blast and can be almost like a theme park ride. With over 20 years of paddling in this area our instructors will take you to places that are perfect for your ability. Once most students see how much fun current is, they become hooked. If you have a group of 3 or more, give us a call and we’ll try to get a course on the schedule for you. Otherwise we usually do this as a private lesson.
- Prerequisite: Depends on session. Call for more info
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Price with 3 or more participants: $120
- Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999.
Intermediate/Advanced Tidal Current Course (private lesson only)
This is a great course for any paddlers with strong paddling and rescue skills. A solid roll is necessary. A great course for those that like adrenaline or are thinking of going for a 5-star or Level 5 award. We will practice in standing waves, overfalls and all sorts of fun dynamic conditions. This is taught by our head instructor with over 20 years paddling the surf and current in the surrounding area – some of the best conditions on the east coast!
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Price: $250 – additional $150 for second person
- Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999
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Please note: All participants must sign an assumption of risk and release of liability form. Children under the age of 18 must sign the form along with a parent or legal guardian. Click here to download a Coastal Kayak release form. (PDF format – 29 kb file size) Please feel free to fill this form out and bring it with you. We must have one form for each participant.