Sea Kayaking: The Essentials (July 23, 2023)

Join Community Boating Center and The Bronze Chapter and be introduced to the basic skills required to safely sea kayak by yourself! Completing this class gives you the skills needed to rent sea kayaks at Community Boating Center.

Students will learn about: 
-Necessary equipment
-How to enter your kayak
-Paddle strokes
-Cold water safety
-On-water safety communication

Prerequisites: None! However, if this is your first time in a sea kayak and you want more time to get comfortable and learn basic paddle strokes check out the First Splash – Intro to Paddling program on June 25th.

Watch this to be inspired!

Date: July 23 – (if the date is full, join the waitlist here)
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $37.50 (if you’d like to apply for a scholarship see the application here)
Place: Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Lodging: If you’d like to stay and participate in other programs let us know so we can pass along info for area stay or camping options

Next Step: This course is designed as a prerequisite to our Rescues & Recoveries class. These two are offered in succession for a full day of kayak skill growth!

If you complete both classes or you are an experienced paddler looking for even more growth, inquire about volunteering to assist with our programs!

We couldn’t do this without the awesome team at Community Boating Center that is committed to supporting BIPOC community in the movement towards a more diversified outdoors.


  1. […] Prerequisites: Essentials of Sea Kayaking or equivalent experience […]

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