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August 21, 2022
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Folly River Boat Landing

Folly Beach Boat Landing
Center St

Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Intro to Coastal Kayaking: Strokes and Rescues

Sunday, August 21, 2022

This course offers a progression of skill and knowledge development for paddling at the coast. We will begin in the calmer waters of Folly River and work towards introducing ourselves into a moderate ocean environment. The course is designed to introduce basic coastal kayaking skills and safety to beginners.

Participants will be introduced to:

  • Proper fit and adjustment of their kayak for effective control and comfort
  • Attaching and releasing the spray skirt
  • Safely entering and exiting kayak, including wet exit
  • Effective use and control of the paddle
  • Performing basic strokes efficiently
  • Performing T-rescue and paddle float self rescue
  • The importance and influence of weather and tides on the coastal kayaker
  • Dealing with marine hazards and other safety issues
  • Understanding personal limitations and skill level
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