Novice Kayak Clinic – 4 Days

From: $100.00

From 1 to 4 days

You don’t need be an expert to have a great kayak adventure. At the novice clinic you will improve your kayak skills in a safe and beautiful environment.

The Sarapiqui Outdoor Center has professional instructors certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and the National Learning Institute (INA), who are ready to give you a unique experience.

Please note: We require a minimum of 2 people to run a kayak clinic. If the requirement is not met, there will be an additional charge of 50% of the price for clinic to operate.

Description

In the 1-day clinic you will learn the basics:

  • Choosing proper equipment and clothing
  • Carrying a kayak
  • Entering and exiting a kayak
  • Proper body position
  • Wet exit
  • Self-rescue
  • River safety

The 2-day clinic focuses on:

  • Essential flatwater strokes: forward, sweep, gliding, bow and stern draw, braces and maneuvers.
  • Edging the kayak
  • Eddy turns, peel outs, and ferries
  • River reading and identifying hazards
  • River running

The 3-day clinic spends more time on the previous skills and introduces:

  • Wave surfing
  • Rolling

The 4-day clinic gives you more practice time and by the end of the week, students can often:

  • Run Class II rapids with confidence and finesse
  • Play on Class II surf waves and holes with confidence
  • Roll a kayak
  • Scout and run Class III rapids