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May 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Folly Beach Boat Landing
Folly Beach Boat Landing
Center St

Folly Beach, SC 29439
Man in a kayak during a Coastal Kayaking class
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Intro to Coastal Kayaking: Strokes & Rescues

Sunday, May 9, 2021

This course offers a progression of skill and knowledge development for paddling at the coast. We will begin in the calmer waters of Folly River and work towards introducing ourselves into moderate ocean environment. The course is designed to introduce basic coastal kayaking skills and safety to beginners.

Ages 16 & up.

Participants will be introduced to:
  1. Proper fit and adjustment of their kayak for effective control and comfort
  2. Attaching and releasing the spray skirt
  3. Safely entering and exiting kayak, including wet exit
  4. Effective use and control of the paddle
  5. Performing basic strokes efficiently
  6. Performing T-rescue and paddle float self rescue
  7. The importance and influence of weather and tides on the coastal kayaker
  8. Dealing with marine hazards and other safety issues
  9. Understanding personal limitations and skill level