SK0 Lesson (Sea Kayaking Orientation)

Monday, Jun 27, 2022 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Open for sign up
Leaders: Rose Eisenmenger
Robert Shebilske

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Description

The SK0 lesson is your introduction to our sea kayaking fleet and will allow you to check our long boats out on Lake Mendota and participate in most quietwater trips.  This also opens the doorway to touring Wisconsin's plethora of lakes and riverways (eventually including trips on the Great Lakes).   We will meet at the Hoofer boathouse in the Memorial Union. 


The lesson will include: 

  1. Instruction in wind/water/weather considerations.

  2. Boat and paddle differences between whitewater and sea kayaks.

  3. Basic paddle strokes (forward, reverse, sweep, & draw).

  4. Wet exits and assisted rescues. Individuals who take this lesson must demonstrate they can perform an assisted T-rescue.


Be prepared to get wet!  Please have a swimsuit, closed-toe water shoes, water, and a change of clothes. The water is starting to get cold, so bring extra layers that are warm when wet if you have them. Hoofers also has wetsuits and paddling jackets available.

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