Join the bracing and edging lesson in Maine! Improve boat control by mastering these two essential and interrelated skills! This lesson is for intermediate to advanced paddlers.
Rock Gardening Clinic
- Paddler Ages 16+
Go paddling into the the waves and whitewater along the most exposed coastlines in Portland, ME!
Wherever ocean swell crashes into rocky shorelines there are opportunities for sea kayakers to find play and challenge. It’s called rock gardening, and it involves paddling into the the waves and whitewater along the most exposed coastlines. Like whitewater kayakers, rock gardening sea kayakers are drawn to exciting and dynamic waters that require a wide range of paddling skills. Instead of avoiding these turbulent waters, this workshop will lead you right into them.
This workshop is solely for intermediate or advanced sea kayakers with self-rescue skills and experience with bracing and edging. Portland Paddle will provide helmets and other paddling gear for all students who do not have their own. We will choose the location for this course two days in advance and notify students by email. This will allow us to choose the best location based on surf and wind conditions.
Also available as a private class for individuals and small groups with the requisite experience! Please call or email to schedule.