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Get Your SUP On!

Want to get started in one of the fastest-growing sports in the world today? Come to the Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival and learn the art of Standup Paddleboarding from a local expert!  On Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, Ken DeBondt will teach an on-the-water Introduction to Standup Paddleboarding class at Hollywood Beach. Learn about […]

How to Prepare for Debacles and Chaos while Sea Kayaking

Today’s post is by Deb Volturno, an ACA Level 5 ITE in Coastal Kayaking and a Level 3 IT in Surf Kayaking. Deb has been instructing for more than 20 years, and is a contributor to several kayaking books, videos/dvds, and magazines. She will be teaching Rock Gardening, Surf Zone Tactics, and “Debacle Deterrent” classes at the Port Angeles […]

Sea Kayaking Basics for Beginners

Today’s guest post is by Rhonda Schwab an avid kayaker and ACA Certified Instructor Level 4, Open Water and Surf. She also has 4 Star Sea Certification and is a BCU Coach Level 2. Rhonda will teach 3 classes at the Port Angeles Kayak and Film Festival, Kayak Rolling, How to Repair Your Kayak, and Introduction […]

5 Tips for Safe Kayaking

This week’s guest post is written by Don Rice, whose desire to ensure safe paddling led him to achieve certification with the American Canoe Association as a kayak instructor and tour leader. He also holds more than 10 certifications from the BCU, ACA and Mountaineers kayak programs. Don has canoed, surfed, and kayaked on the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean coasts. He […]