We are happy to welcome back Members of the North Shore Paddlers Network once again, for a day of exciting kayak instruction at Sullivan Falls. Non-members will be accepted if there is space available, so please let us know if you are interested.
One of Downeast Maine's signature attractions are the reversing tidal falls, areas of strong current created by the rise and fall of tides. For sea kayakers, these areas provide a variety of conditions (bumpy water, eddy lines, moving water, smooth green waves) making them excellent classrooms for refining boat handling in a more challenging environment. They also make really fun playgrounds for applying your skills and learning some smile-inducing tricks, like surfing the standing waves produced by the strong tidal currents. We are fortunate to have what we think is the best tidal current training venue in Maine right in our neighborhood. If you're comfortable with basic strokes and rescues, we'd love to introduce you to the fun of paddling sea kayaks in a tidal falls!
We will likely have multiple instructors, allowing us to differentiate instruction to those just getting comfortable in current, as well as those looking to advance their skills in more challenging sections of the falls. This course has been heavily subscribed in recent years, so to ensure the best experience for everyone we will be reducing the class size to 8 people this year. To accommodate more paddlers we can add another class at a different tidal falls, appropriate to those paddlers new to paddling in current. We'll work out these details as the class roster takes shape.
This class will be taught at the Reversing Tidal Falls, between Sullivan and Hancock, ME, less than 30 minutes from Bar Harbor.
$140/person, includes equipment ($10 discount for NSPN members)