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L4: Rock Garden Skills & Safety

Taught in association with 流浪風潮獨木舟海洋學校 Formosa Kayak School in Taipei, Taiwan.  

In this class, Kelly and Laura will introduce strategies for paddling within rock gardens and review essential skills including self and assisted rescues within the turbulent water of a rock garden. You will run pour-overs (riding waves over rocks), learn how to use larger rocks for protection, and work on judgment, timing and maneuvering in and around the rocks. This class will give you a great introduction to one of the most dynamic and exciting styles of paddling!

Prerequisites: Students must have knowledge of how to perform self and assisted rescues. They must also be comfortable and competent paddling in waves up to 3 ft (1 m) and winds up to 15 knots. Experience paddling in the surf and on open coast is strongly encouraged.

Class size: 8


Earlier Event: May 6
L4: Surf Zone Fundamentals