Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium logo

July 17-21, 2019

"This place will change your life"

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water

 

This is where the MAGIC happens


CONDITIONS

WINDS TO 10 KNOTS
FLAT TO 1 FOOT CHOP
DISTANCE 0-8 MILES

POSSIBILITIES

FOUNDATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
-BLADE AWARENESS
-BODY TO BOAT ONENESS
-LEADERSHIP

CORE SKILL BUILDING
-POWER TRANSFER
-BRACING
-TURNING
-MOMENTUM
-NAVIGATION

ADVANCED SKILL REFINEMENT
-SELF RESCUE
-TOWING
-PRECISION BOAT HANDLING
– SCENARIOS

THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

LOVE OF THE SPORT
GEAR THAT FITS AND WORKS
A SMILE AND OPEN ATTITUDE TO LEARNING

ACA LEVEL 1-4

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bumpy water

 

Let’s see if it works


CONDITIONS

WINDS 10-15 KNOTS 
SEAS 1-3 FEET
1-2 FOOT SURF
DISTANCE 0-15 MILES

POSSIBILITIES
ROUGH WATER PROGRESSION
-EFFECTIVE BOAT HANDLING IN WIND AND WAVES
-LEADERSHIP
-INTRO TO SURFING
-RESCUES AND TOWING

HARD SURFACE PROGRESSION
-CAVES, BREAK WALLS AND ROCK GARDENS

THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

ROCK SOLID ASSISTED RESCUES AND A PROGRESSING SELF RESCUE
COMPLETED PADDLES OF 10-15 MILES
OWN IT! -> YOU, YOUR SKILLS AND YOUR GROUP

ACA LEVEL 2-4

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bigger bumpy water

You got that dream date, now what?

CONDITIONS

WINDS 15-25 KNOTS
SEAS 3-6 FEET
2-4 FOOT SURF

OFFERINGS
WHERE AND WHERE NOT TO PLAY 
NOT IDEAL LANDINGS
GROUP MANAGEMENT
EMBRACING WALLS
ADVANCED RESCUES AND TOWING
SURFING
-BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE
-WAVE SELECTION 

THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

DEPENDABLE SELF RESCUE
ASSISTED RESCUES IN UNDER A MINUTE
THE “BUMPY WATER” IS JUST “WATER”

ACA LEVEL 3-5

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