This fun, fantastic class will give you the skills and confidence to paddle on the Puget Sound and beyond. Your professionally trained instructors will guide you through solo and two-person rescues, sling rescues, wet exits, equipment selection and on-water safety. Read more
This is the most important skill you can learn as a kayaker. Our class will teach you how to perform self and assisted rescues as well as better balance and control of your boat, building the knowledge and confidence you need to expand your horizons and grow within the sport. You will increase not only your own safety on the water, but also those around you and the added sense of security means you will have much more fun doing so!
Not able to make it this time, but still want to have some fun out on the water? Click here for our Summer Calendar!
* The eskimo roll is not covered in this class.
* Dry Suits and wetsuits are available for rent or purchase at discounted rates for class participants. If renting a dry suit, you will need to bring thermal layers to wear underneath the suit. This would include a long sleeve sweat-wicking top, long underwear and socks.
Olympic Outdoor Center Poulsbo: 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Class starts at 6:00pm, but please give yourself a little time to park, change and make your way to our facility. We will wrap up at 8:30pm.
We will start class on our dock with check-ins and introductions. We'll go over the sea kayak safety including proper immersion gear, kayak fitting, and kayak nomenclature.
Then we'll head onto the water practice wet exits, t-rescues, cowboy rescues and the paddle float rescue. If we have time at the end, we'll go over exercises for balancing and bracing strokes (capsize prevention!).
Kayaks and equipment are available to rent for this class. All kayak rentals include individually fitted personal flotation device, paddle, bilge pump and paddle float. All rental equipment will be ready at our facility. Dry suits and wetsuits are also available for rent though they are not required.
It is our goal to provide reasonably priced, quick shipping to our customers, both domestically and abroad. We know your needs vary, so we offer a range of options from economical to expedited. Learn More
Free shipping applies to orders shipped to anywhere in the continental Unites States and is available on most orders over $49.00. We ship via the US Postal Service or UPS, at our discretion. If you have carrier preference, please select a paid option. Due to size and weight constraints, some products are exlcluded from this offer. Exclusions consist of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, One piece Whitewater Paddles, Stand Up Paddles, and Board bags. Read about oversized shipments
We strive to process all orders within 24 hours. Our Shipping department operates from 10:00am to 3:30pm PST Monday through Friday. While we work to maintain inventory of all products and options listed as available, this is not always possible. If this is the case we will attempt to notify you, the customer, in a timely manner, and work to get the item, or a suitable substitute, shipped out as soon as possible.
* Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Expedited shipping options must be received by Noon PST to achieve advertised timelines.
We understand that it can be difficult to get that perfect piece of gear the first time around. That is why here at Olympic Outdoor Center if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will grant a full refund or exchange the product for your preferred size or color. Customers are responsible for the shipping costs for returns and/or exchanges. OOC will pay the shipping costs, including shipping refunds, if the return is a result of our error or a manufacturing defect (return tracking number required). Learn More