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This is a Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course with a tour with instructor Dave Herpy on Falls Lake State Park/Beaverdam Recreation Area.

When: 5/30/2015
Where: Falls Lake State Park/Beaverdam Recreation Area
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Wake Forest, North Carolina  27587
United States
Contact: Brett Friedman

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Description: This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out. After the class we will take a 2 to 3 hour paddle tour of the area to practice our skills and enjoy the scenery from the decks of our kayaks.

Skills you'll learn: Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques Learn the basics of managing yourself on a guided kayak tour


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