Kayaking 101 Class (Rescheduled)


Intro to Kayaking 101


Learn the proper paddle strokes and gain more confidence on the water and enjoy this wonderful sport to it's fullest.

Note: If you don't know what a sweep stroke is and you own your own kayak, you may want to consider taking this class.


This 3 hour course is held on the attractive warm waters of Tampa Bay and includes everything you'll need to know to get started in kayaking or enhance your current skills. All equipment (kayaks and paddles) included if needed.


Class is taught by Carolina Mike an ACA certified instructor and 14 year renowned paddling guide.

"Hey there Carolina Mike!
We really had a lot of fun – both at the class and afterward! You’re an excellent instructor and a great guy! We’ll definitely have to join you and the group for a kayaking adventure in the near future."
-Laura, St. Petersburg FL

"What a great class! Mike is very patient and kind with the paddlers. I made some new friends and can't wait to go on one of the paddling adventures."
-Kate, Tampa, FL

What you'll learn:

We'll have fun on the water and learn the forward stroke, sweep stroke, reverse sweep stroke, low brace, draw stroke, and boat orienteering.

When: Sunday from 10am-1pm at Bicentennial Park ( drive past the tennis courts to the dirt road and drive around the lake past the dog park and around the left corner of the painted water tanks. There is a lagoon on the other side of the shelter where we'll do the class in protected waters)

Cost: $40 per person

Note: must prepay using paypal under payments or other arrangements to be signed up.

Bring: Water, close toed water shoes or sandals with a heel strap, NO CROCS or FLIP FLOPS, sunscreen and appropriate clothes for kayaking (bathing suite or shorts.)

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  • Lissette

    When is your next kayak 101 class?

    March 12, 2013

    • Lissette

      I will be there tomorrow as well as my neighbor, looking forward to it!

      March 16, 2013

    • Lissette

      I learned a lot I am glad I attended. It was also nice to meet everyone and go for lunch afterwards!

      March 20, 2013

  • Michael J. K.

    The class helped me clarify paddling styles and was fun being with a lively group. Looking forward to future kayak outings! Thanks again CarolinaMike!

    March 20, 2013

  • Carolina M.

    We had a very enthusiastic group come out on the water to learn their strokes and gain confidence on the water. Fun Day!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Effie D.

    I'm a little confused. I thought it was rescheduled? I guess I misread my e-mails. Sorry.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • beth y.

    Had fun, great refresher and instruction!!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • beth y.

    Great instruction! Enjoyed meeting new folks!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We really enjoyed the class and learned just what we were doing wrong. Many thank to our knowledgable instructor Carolina Mike for all of his valuable information and patient teaching style.

    2 · March 17, 2013

  • Michael J. K.

    Ill take the open spot if still available !

    March 16, 2013

  • debbie

    I have my own kayak and am a 2013 wet dog supporter. any room?

    March 16, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Debbie I free'd up space for you in the class.

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will bring our own kayak. Looking forward to this event!

    March 12, 2013

  • nancy

    sorry was hoping i could learn prior to shoulder surgery on the 18th so when i recoup i can get rgiht back to it..

    March 12, 2013

  • Del

    OK I really hope I can make it.

    March 11, 2013

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