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Kayak 101 Class

Desert Adventures
Event organized by Desert Adventures

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Kayak 101 classes focus on the basics. In the classroom we discuss paddling safely, local destinations and equipment. On the water, we introduce the basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a kayak through the water. Participants will learn how to be efficient in their strokes and understand and work with their boat’s stability. At the end of class students have the opportunity to execute a wet exit.

You’ll learn kayak nomenclature, stretches, and how to adjust your outfitting to suit your body. Topics include dressing for immersion, weather, and potential paddling hazards. Simple rescues are demonstrated by the instructor combined with the paddling skills practiced by students to maneuver safely and comfortably on still water.*

*Students planning to paddle in remote areas (such as Black Canyon) should consider pairing this class with our Rescue & Safety course - where you will become proficient with capsize recoveries and self-rescue techniques.


All course materials and equipment are provided. Students will meet at Desert Adventures 30 minutes prior, and drive to the Lake together.

What to Bring:
- Synthetic clothing for the weather (not cotton)
- River sandals or water shoes
- Dress in layers
- Hat and sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Towel
- Water Bottle
- Dry clothes for drive home
- Pen & Paper for notes

Course Fee: $79
Call 702-293-5026 to save your spot!