L5: Advanced Rock Garden Skills & Safety (Marin Headlands)

Kelly Henry and Sean Morley will be teaching this class and Laura assisting. To book, please visit River and Ocean's site

If you like to play in the rock gardens that adorn the California coast then this class is for you! The focus is about how to play safely and what to do if things go wrong. This class will be taught in L5 Conditions.

You will learn strategies for paddling within rock gardens, recognize areas to avoid, practice essential skills including self and assisted rescues within the turbulent water of a rock garden, and deal with scenarios that will put these skills into real-life settings. We will run pour-overs, enter sea caves (conditions permitting) and pass through natural arches.

Prerequisites: L4 Introduction to Rock Gardens (or equivalent training). A solid roll and recent paddling experience STRONGLY recommended.

Cost: $119 (Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 10  with 2 instructors)

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental.