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REI - Intro to Kayak

  • Marina del Rey - Public Boat Launch (map)


  • Fitness level 2: Easy Active 
  • Skill level 1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Group size: 10

This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out. After the class we will take a 2 to 3 hour paddle tour of the area to practice our skills and enjoy the scenery from the decks of our kayaks.

  • Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks
  • Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
  • Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques
  • Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour
Earlier Event: August 2
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Later Event: August 7
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