Our Fun Start Kayak Class is designed to give people the fundamentals of kayaking through a fun and safe environment. Students will learn basic kayaking skills for sea kayaks. Start with proper kayak and gear fit and how to launch your kayak from shore. The instructors will guide each student through the steps of a wet exit (how to get out of your kayak in case of a capsize.) Work on the basic kayak strokes: going forward, stopping, reversing and turning. Self and assisted rescues will be introduced.
We will meet in the parking lot across from the Belle Isle Kayak Beach. A State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required to enter Belle Isle.
Rolling is easy to do, but it is difficult to learn. Many people will achieve a working roll by the end of these two class periods, but most people won’t learn the roll in their first class. Rolling also requires practice to maintain the skill, so learning to roll is just the beginning. This is a Two Hour Class.
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