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Kayak Essentials Class
May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Intended for the amateur paddler (one who has paddled a few times in the past) and would like to increase their knowledge and expertise on the water. Kayaking is more than just moving your kayaking in a straight line. This 4-hour session will provide skills to maneuver your kayak around obstacles, using simple body moves to maximize turns, and paddle control. We will have on shore training before actually hitting the water.
Prerequisite for this class is a basic understanding about kayaking (getting in/out – how to paddle forward/stop/reverse, and stability in a kayak). For complete topics covered, please refer to the essentials skills page (https://silentwake.com/your-skills-training/kayak-essentials/).
Class size will be limited to 10. Gear, if needed, is available for up to 8 participants – and is included in the session prices. Training will take place at a local, quiet, protected inland lake. Please dress for the cooler water temperatures, have a change of clothes/towel in your car.
Located at Pike Lake State park (at the beach). There is a large parking lot at the training area. Restrooms are present, as well as a fresh water source. There is a carry out trash policy (no garbage cans present). The lake itself has a circumference of about 3.5 miles – there may be power boats encountered on this day. Entrance to this park requires a Wisconsin State Park annual sticker (or purchase of a day pass).