4 sequential SUP Basics lessons to prep for Intermediate trips.
The 4 Lesson Basics Series
- Shoes that can get wet
- Quick-dry athletic clothes
- Your own lock for the lockers
- Water bottle and energy snack
- Basics Lesson 2 hours
- Private Lesson 1.5 hours
- Basics 4 Pack 8 hours
4 lesson Basics series
Learn to use touring kayaks, which go faster and farther than our sit-on-top kayaks.
Developing body-boat-paddle coordination takes time. Finish 1-2 lessons per 7 day period for optimal learning. It takes a few trips after Basics 4 for that ah ha! moment. If you have time, rent in the cove between lessons.
Get the Basics Lesson 4 Pack or take lessons a la carte. Lessons go in order: Kayak Basics 1, 2, 3, then 4. After 4 lessons, adults qualify to be a member and enjoy intermediate trips.
Kayak Basics 1: Fundamental! Learn to outfit yourself, then try basic strokes in the calm water between the Pier 84 Boathouse and Intrepid.
Kayak Basics 2: Develop an efficient forward stroke and better control. Connect your stroke from toes to blades.
Kayak Basics 3: Refine your steering strokes and learn how to capsize and re-enter. Knowing self-rescues is essential for your ongoing safety.
Kayak Basics 4: Learn about NYC kayaking safety then paddle out to try your newfound skills in the waves and wind.
Private Lessons: Learn alone or with your own mates. This may substitute for any Basics lesson. The Basics 4 Pack does not apply to privates.
- Participants must be able to do 10 push-ups and 10 squats comfortably
- Ages 15+
- 14-16 ft. touring kayak, life jacket, paddle, and instructor
- Restrooms, lockers, outdoor shower, changing rooms
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