Forward Stroke Tune Up Class

The Forward Stroke Tune Up Class will teach efficient forward stroke using the power of the whole body; while still protecting your shoulders.  Learn different forward strokes for powering up, speed, or efficient touring. 

Appropriate for both Euro and Greenland paddles.

Forward Stroke Tune Up Class

Class Covers:   Efficient and powerful Forward Strokes emphasizing use of core and leg muscles.  Power Stroke, Touring Stroke, Strokes for Speed, and Efficient Course Correction on the Move.  Appropriate class for either Greenland Paddle or Regular Euro style paddle.

Cost:  $60 Per Person 

Registration:  All of our classes require pre-registration.  Our classes frequently fill up so register early.  

Prerequisites:  Next Step Kayak Class or relative kayaking experience. 

Minimum Age:  18 years old. 

Number of Students:  Limited to 5 students.

Cancellation Policy:  If you have to cancel your reservation or change the date of your booking, please call at least 48 hours prior to the tour for a full refund.


Required Equipment:  Sea kayak or double bulk-headed kayak, paddle, life jacket, spray-skirt, and a pump.  (Please contact us to confirm your kayak is appropriate.)

We do not provide kayaks for the Forward Stroke Tune Up Class.  

Recommended Equipment:  Glasses tether, water bottle, and sun protection.

Other Items to Bring:  Water clothing (no cotton, rash guards and board shorts are ideal), water shoes, wind breaker, a towel and a change of clothing.  

Restrooms:  On Belle Isle there is a rustic pit toilet near the kayak launch.  On the right-hand side of Lakeside Drive there are modern restrooms.  We recommend stopping there before getting to the kayak launch.


Belle Isle Park
Detroit, Michigan 48207