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ACA Coastal Kayak – Rough Water Training & Skills Assessment (Level 3)

April 24 - April 26


ACA LogoJoin Jeff Atkins and RiverCoast for a fun and convenient weekend to improve your rough water skills at San Luis Pass. Come play in the waves!

Description: The Level 3 (L3) Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course assists coastal kayakers at all levels in refining basic strokes and maneuvers. Using on-water practice, classroom discussion and/or video analysis, participants will practice strokes/maneuvers (including rolling and other rescues) to increase efficiency, fluidity and control. Maximum of 10.

Led by Jeff Atkins, IT L3 Coastal Kayaking with assistance from Lynne Andrus (bio at “About Us”).  Jeff Atkins has over 25 years as a Park Ranger with South Carolina State and County Parks.  His experiences include instruction with the Outward Bound School throughout the USA.  Jeff is a Level 5 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer IT) in Coastal Kayaking and Level 2 IT in Canoeing. In addition, he is a SUP Instructor, Wilderness First Responder and Leave no Trace Master Educator.  Jeff’s credentials are detailed on Jeff’s ACA member page.

Course Venue :  Course begins in protected bay with subsequent venues in lakes or coastal waters with constant access to safe landing and within 1.5 nm from shore and at least three of the following four conditions (for assessment):  · 10 – 15 knot winds · 1 – 2 foot waves (chop) (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 – 2 foot surf (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 – 2 knots of current.  If conditions are not safe or available, students may opt to return for assessment at a mutually convenient date and venue.  Full refund if course is cancelled by RiverCoast. See sample for topics covered at https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/SEI-Courses/L3_CKSMR_Skills.pdf

Friday – Saturday – Sunday: April 24 – 25 – 26, 2020 at San Luis Pass (may include evening or night paddle).  Depending on conditions, course may travel to Surfside or Quintana Beach. if needed)

Skills and Knowledge Assessment available.  See detail at  https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/SEI-Courses/L3_CK_Assessment.pdf

Note – successful completion of assessment with requisite conditions are required prior to admission to L3 instructor development and certification courses.

Optional Room & Board

Starting Friday night, home base for any classroom instruction (e.g., video, navigation) will be on the water in the Treasure Island subdivision (310 China Clipper Drive  Freeport TX 77541).  A limited number of beds with breakfast and lunch daily are available for $85 per night for Friday through Monday night.  Additional accommodations (private or shared room) may be available through 979 Vacation Rentals or VRBO.

Rentals & Nearest Airport:

A limited number of quality sea kayaks (e.g., NDK) and paddles are available for recent.  Nearest airport is William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) with possibility of car-sharing.

Contact:  Questions or clarifications?  Feel free to contact Lynne Andrus at River Coast.com using at info@RiverCoast.com, 512-917-0939 (cell/text) or 512-292-9968 (office).  Registration below. Note that lunch is included with registration.

 Projected Tides and station information at San Luis Pass available from NOAA.


April 24
April 26
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San Luis Pass, Texas 77541
Treasure Island, TX 77541 United States + Google Map


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ACA L3 Rough Water Training & Assessment
ACA Level 3 Rough Water Training and optional Assessment at San Luis Pass (and nearby venues)
$ 385.00
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