Recreational Kayak Basics

skill level:   beginner
ages:   adult
price:   $60.00


Recreational kayaks are easy to paddle, hard to tip, and fit any body shape or type. They're built so anyone can experience kayaking. Join us and discover why paddling these kayaks is so popular and so much fun!

You'll learn about proper boat fit, safe launching and landing, equipment and clothing, basic strokes, safety, and what to do if you tip over. After this class, you're all set to enjoy a peaceful, low-impact activity that you can share with others.

While it varies slightly from class to class, expect to spend the first half of class on land getting comfortable with your gear, practicing strokes, and learning some basic safety procedures, and the second half of class in your boat!

Class sizes are kept small (no more than 5 students to each instructor) so expect plenty of individual feedback and time to ask questions.

Note: In case wind or water quality do not cooperate, we will use alternative backup locations. For courses at Esther Beach, backup locations are Olbrich Park or Rutabaga Paddlesports. For courses at Olbrich Park, backup locations are are Esther Beach or Rutabaga Paddlesports

'Thank you. This was an excellent instruction. I am encouraged to progress and continue.'

'Great time. Made a beginner feel really great the first time out.'





May 14
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 4:30PM - 7:30PM 4+ spots left Register
May 23
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
May 28
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
May 30
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 2
At: Esther Beach Park
Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 4
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 6
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 11
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 13
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 16
At: Esther Beach Park
Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 18
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 25
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 27
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jun 29
At: Esther Beach Park
Sat 9:00AM - 12:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 2
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 9
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 11
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 14
At: Esther Beach Park
Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 16
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 23
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 25
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 28
At: Esther Beach Park
Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Jul 30
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 1
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 6
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 8
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 10
At: Esther Beach Park
Sat 9:00AM - 12:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 13
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 15
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 22
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 24
At: Esther Beach Park
Sat 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Aug 27
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 5:00PM - 8:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 10
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 4:00PM - 7:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 12
At: Esther Beach Park
Thu 4:00PM - 7:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 15
At: Esther Beach Park
Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 18
At: Esther Beach Park
Wed 4:00PM - 7:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Sep 24
At: Esther Beach Park
Tue 4:00PM - 7:00PM 4+ spots left Register
Oct 5
At: Esther Beach Park
Sat 1:00PM - 4:00PM 4+ spots left Register


Required Forms
Each person attending Rutabaga classes must read and sign the Waiver of Liability form and the Student Health Info form. Please download each form for each participant and bring the signed documents with you when you come to class. Thanks!

Student Equipment List
Student Health Info
Liability Waiver