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Sea Kayakers Inspired to Stretch the Limits (SKISL) – Okahu

December 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Based on the established SKISL (sea kayakers inspired to stretch the limits) model encouraged by Deb Volturno, and now in Orewa, Tauranga and Wellington.  A group of paddlers keen to get together to practice skills, learn new ones, teach new members and generally get confident in and out of the water to build a strong skill base.  Advance individual paddling skills, and keep safer, able to explore further.

Not taught as a class, but a member-led session guided by more experienced paddlers.  Identify potential instructors and trip leaders, evaluate skills of new people for joining ACC trips and other activities.

Skills to consider

Rescues and re-entries of all kinds, assisted and individual. Introduction to these for those without formal instruction. Potential scenarios from trips. Paddling strokes and boat manoeuvring. Rolling and associated skills. Greenland skills. Surf zone acclimatization, or even catching waves (at Orewa). Moving water (Tamaki Drive bridge), harbour tides. Wider discussion of navigation, paddling conditions, wind, waves, current, boat traffic. Boat fit-out, selection, exchange.


The event is run by Auckland Canoe Club  please check on their website if you intend to join this event.


Okahu Bay Boat Ramp
10 Tamaki Drive
Auckland, New Zealand
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