Kayak & SUP Classes

Essential Kayak Skills

Essential Kayak Skills

Our gateway course to the sport of kayaking will give you the essential kayaking and safety skills you’ll need as a beginner paddler.

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Quick Start Kayaking

Quick Start Kayaking

This 3-hour course will give you a great introduction to the fundamentals of kayaking.

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Combination Strokes

This is a fun class where experimenting with various combinations of all strokes is encouraged.

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Advanced Strokes

The class covers more of the traditional advanced strokes, along with some of the more advanced variations.

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Picture This! Video Stroke Class

Picture This! Video Stroke Class

We’ll review an arsenal of strokes, throw in some obstacles, and break down footage of your paddling technique.

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SUP 1 – Beginner

SUP 1 – Beginner

Our 3-hour intro session to stand up paddling. No previous paddling or SUP experience required.

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SUP 2 – Skills Clinics

SUP 2 – Skills Clinics

Take your paddling to the next level by challenging yourself on a touring-style SUP in open water conditions.

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Kayak Navigation 2 – On water

This fun half-day class is about applying the principles of navigation learned in the classroom to real situations on the water.

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Kayak Navigation 1 – Classroom

Kayak Navigation 1 – Classroom

The art of navigation is explained in understandable segments so that it can be applied in real on water situations.

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Incident Management

If you paddle with a group and/or have aspirations to lead group, then this class is a necessary component to add to your skill set.

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Towing & Rescues

Towing & Rescues

This class will be a wet one but also lots of fun.

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Kayak Rolling

For the non-rolling kayaker or for those who need a refresher on rolling skills.

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Edging & Bracing

Edging & Bracing

We’ll help you increase the degree to which you can edge your boat and, just as importantly, hold that edge.

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Performance Paddling

Performance Paddling

Feel like you’re a decent paddler but want to bring your game up a notch? This half-day class is for you.

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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

What better way to start a summer day than yoga on the water! No yoga or SUP experience is necessary.

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Mastering Strokes & Maneuvers

Mastering Strokes & Maneuvers

Maximize and expand your paddling experience

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Great service! Alex is the man! Would never go anywhere else! Professional and knowledgeable! You can tell this isn't just a job to these guys! Thanks again!

Jason D.
Jason D.Hingham, MA

We've been looking to get more into paddling and will definitely come back for future rentals and hopefully a purchase.  I hear they have an annual used boat sale in the fall which may just be the ticket to get us to buy our own.

Kat W
Kat W.Providence, RI

A great kayak store located right in the center of Wickford. A good selection and yaks and accessories but more importantly a great staff that will always take the time to answer stupid questions and offers realistic advice. The Kayak Center also offers different trips and instruction for the beginner to the advanced. A great place for someone looking for their first yak because of the low-pressure sales approach of the staff.

Brian S.Warwick, RI
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