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Sea Kayak Level-2 Skills



To provide the skills and knowledge for proficient kayaking in moderate conditions, along a moderately exposed shore with frequent easy landing opportunities.


  • Paddle Canada Level-1 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

  • Experience: At least 3, one day long, kayaking trips in different locations.

  • Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended.


Typical Course Length:

4 days 



Rescue skills

  • Assisted rescues

  • Unassisted rescues

  • All in rescue

  • Rolling

  • Towing

  • Communication

Paddling skills

  • Forward/reverse stroke

  • Sweep forward/reverse

  • Low/high brace turn

  • Draw/sculling draw

  • Low/high brace

  • Bow/stern rudder


  • Equipment

  • Knots

  • Journeying and seamanship

  • Safety

  • Kayaking resources

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