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Kayaking Skills and Safety

Sea Kayaking Development

Gain open water kayaking experience and hone your skills - Level 2

Take the next step in developing your kayaking skills. This intensive intermediate level course is designed to enhance your boat maneuvering skills and get you prepared for open water paddling. We build upon the skills taught in the Skills and Safety course, refine them, and introduce many new ones. You will be taught advanced paddling strokes and maneuvers such as the stern rudder, low brace turn, side slip, and sculling draw just to name a few. We will practice how to properly edge your kayak and how to combine this skill with the use of your paddle. We will also work on bracing techniques, a crucial skill needed for safe coastal paddling, kayak surfing, and for performing advanced maneuvers. At the end of the day we will paddle into the San Francisco Bay to practice capsize recoveries and learn a few new recovery methods.

Price:

$95

Location:

Buck's Launching, San Rafael

Time:

11am-5pm

Prerequisites:

Kayaking Skills and Safety class or equivalent

What to Bring:

  • Wear synthetic clothing rather than cotton (swimsuit, shirt, shorts, lightweight pants, jacket)
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat and a warm cap
  • Retainer straps for glasses
  • Booties, water shoes, or sport sandals
  • Consider bringing a tip for your instructor / guide for exceptional service

Outback Adventures Provides:

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • PFDs (lifejackets)
  • Spray skirts
  • Paddling Jackets (if necessary)
  • Wetsuits (if necessary)
  • Safety equipment
  • Experienced, friendly instructors / guides

Directions to Buck's Launching in San Rafael
Near China Camp State Park

Directions from San Francisco

Take Highway 101 North, and cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head towards San Rafael. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Santa Rosa

Take 101 South and take the exit for N. San Pedro Road. At the exit turn left which is the same direction for China Camp State Park and the Marin County Civic Center. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Richmond

Take 580 West accross the Richmond / San Rafael Bridge towards San Rafael and merge onto 101N. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

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