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Take your stand up paddling skills to next level with world renowned water-man Dave Kalama. The course’s main objective is maximizing efficiency through integration of body weight, leverage, and mechanics, with an increased awareness of flow and rhythm.

If you’ve got the basics down and are looking to improve your SUP paddling technique this clinic is for you.

The clinic covers the following material:

  • Explanation of paddle stroke philosophy, concepts and mechanics.
  • Initial manual integration of modified paddle stroke.
  • Stroke feed back, and integration drills.

Dates
June 9, 2017
8:00 - 12:00 PM
Dave Kalama Clinic 400.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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Saturday June 10th : Come learn from the experts! A full day of courses in canoeing, kayaking, SUPing and more out at the Trailhead Adventure Center. Industry experts and experienced teachers will be on site all day to answer your questions and give you the knowledge you need for a summer of paddling fun.

Cost:

  • Free for site access, boat demos and SUP Polo!
  • $45 per person to pick any 3 courses and lunch (must register online)
  • Single course $20 (Please note the Dave Kalama Clinic cannot be bought individually)
  • Lunch no classes $10

*Limit of ONE Dave Kalama course per registrant.
*All equipment provided

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SUP Courses

Intro to SUP

In this course you will learn the basic skills of how to mount, dismount and maneuver your board safely all while giving you the confidence and basic strokes you need to tackle the water. Walk away with the knowledge to safely carry your board as well as sizing your paddle.

SUP Fitness

This course will introduce creative ways to improve your fitness through core strengthening, endurance and balance exercises. The perfect blend of exercise and fun through a dynamic fitness routine challenging your core and coordination.

SUP Yoga

Tone your core, build your stability and challenge your balance. SUP yoga will provide you with a ton of fun all while letting the stresses of the day float away from you.

SUP Racing Techniques

Gain a variety techniques to increase your racing performance through racing strokes, buoy turns and various race start techniques.

SUP with Dave Kalama

Come learn SUP skills with world renowned pro waterman Dave Kalama. *not for beginners*

Kayak Courses

Intro to Kayaking

In this course you will learn from the beginning, from how to adjust your gear for a proper fit, to tips and tricks for smooth entries and exits. Become comfortable balancing your kayak while you learn the basic techniques for good boat control with basic paddle strokes.

Intermediate Kayaking

This course grows on the learning from Intro to Kayak with an introduction to edging in the kayak, low and high brace recoveries and draw strokes for moving your kayak sideways. Learn how and why rafting with other kayaks is an important tool.

Greenland Roll

An introduction to Greenland paddling strokes and gentler rolling technique.

Kayak Fitness

Fitness Paddling is designed to offer paddlers the opportunity to combine a fantastic core workout with basic to advance kayak technique, drills, and games. Each session delivers a structured workout program offering low-impact training with high impact results!

Kayak Rescue

Participants in this course will learn the basics of self and assisted rescues; wet exits, two person assisted T-rescues, and self rescue with techniques to re-enter the kayak alone.

Learn to Roll

Beginners can expect to learn the basic skills of rolling, including on land skills they can take home to help with their next attempts. Anyone who has the beginning skills will be helped to perfect their roll and begin to learn back deck roll skills.

Canoe Courses

Basic Canoeing

Perfect first time canoe-ers and anyone wishing to brush up on their skills! Learn how to properly get in a canoe, bracing techniques, and an intro to the J-stroke

Solo Canoeing

This course will provide you with the skills to confidently solo paddle a tandem canoe; such as how to sit, keep the boat stable, and which strokes to use and when!

Paddling Straight

Learn to keep your canoe paddling straight with ruddering, J-strokes, and the River J stroke.

Emptying Your Canoe

There is more than one way to empty a canoe, in this course you’ll learn everything from the canoe over canoe method to the Capistrano Flip and more.

Canoe Safety

Learn about canoe safety equipment and recoveries so you can be safe and confident on the water.

Land Courses

Backcountry Cooking

Get tips and tricks on cooking a feast in the backcountry, hands on learning at it’s yummiest!

Compass & Map Reading

An introduction to map reading, plotting points on a map, orienting a compass and setting a bearing using a compass.

Car Topping Tips

Learn methods to safely attaching canoe, kayaks, and SUPs to the roof of your vehicle.

Leave No Trace

Learn how to use Leave No Trace principles to make your next wilderness adventure more sustainable!

Kayak Trip Planning

Ever wondered how to pack your kayak for a multi day trip, in this course you will learn how to prep, pack, waterproof, and organize your food and gear.

Canoe Trip Planning

Learn how to prep, pack, waterproof, and organize your gear for a multi day canoe trip.

Transporting Canoes

Learn how to properly transport your canoe through different 1 and 2 person lifts, proper portaging techniques, and getting your canoe safely onto your car.

*Participants must be 16 years of age or older. 

Dates
June 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
3 courses + Lunch 45.00
Lunch no courses 10.00
1 Course (Does not apply to Dave Kalama clinic) 20.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Paddle Shack
2148 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1H1
613-722-4229
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Demo Lake

When: Wednesdays, May 17 – Aug, 4pm-8pm

Where: Trailhead Adventure Center, 3119 Carp Road. (Directions Below)

Price: Free

Boats Available to Demo

(*Boat availability subject to change. Only the boats on this list can be test paddled.)

Sit On Top

  • Perception Tribe 11.5
  • Pescador Pilot (Pedal Drive)
  • Hobie Mirage Revolution 11 (Pedal Drive)
  • Wilderness Systems Tarpon 12

Recreational Kayaks

  • Dagger Zydeco 11
  • Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
  • Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite
  • Wilderness Systems Pungo 140
  • Jackson Tupelo 12.5

Tandem Kayaks

  • Wilderness Systems Pamlico 145 Tandem

Light Touring Kayaks

  • Perception Tribute 12
  • Perception Tribute 12 Ultralite
  • Perception Carolina 12
  • Perception Carolina 14
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 135 with rudder
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 with rudder
  • Boreal Design Halo 130 XT
  • Boreal Design Compass 140 XT
  • Dagger Alchemy L
  • Dagger Stratos L
  • Riot Edge 13
  • Riot Edge 14.5

Touring Kayaks

  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 with rudder
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175 with rudder
  • Wilderness Systems Tempest 165
  • Wilderness Systems Tempest 170
  • Boreal Design Storm 15
  • Boreal Design Storm 16
  • Boreal Design Storm 17
  • Boreal Design Greenland Exp

Fishing Kayaks

  • Mirage Pro Angler 12 (Pedal Drive)
  • Mirage Pro Angler 14 (Pedal Drive)
  • Jackson Cruise 12 Angler
  • Jackson Coosa HD
  • Jackson Mayfly

Stand Up Paddleboards

  • Starboard Blend 11’2″ x 30″ ASAP
  • Starboard Touring 12’6″ x 29″ Starlite
  • Starboard Touring 14′ x 30″ Starlite
  • Starboard All Star 12’6″ x 24.5 Hybrid Carbon
  • Starboard All Star 14′ x 27 Hybrid Carbon
  • Imagine Icon XT 10’2″
  • Imagine Mission XT 11′
  • Imagine Mission XT 12’6″
  • Perception Escapade
  • SIC X 12’6″ TWC
  • SIC X 14′ TWC
  • Hobie Eclipse (Pedal Drive)
  • Hobie Apex 4R 14′
  • Blu Wave Woody 10’6″
  • Blu Wave Armada 10’8″
  • Blu Wave Catalina 12’6″ x 30″
  • Blu Wave Big Woody 12′

Canoes

  • Trailhead Canoes Bob Special 15
  • Trailhead Canoes Prospector 16
  • Trailhead Canoes Prospector 17

 

Directions:

  • From the east: From the 417 take the Carp rd. exit and turn right onto Carp rd.
  • From the west: From the 417 take the March rd (Carp) exit, turn left onto March rd. and then turn right onto Carp rd.

 

Weather: Demos days are held rain or shine unless there is lightning out. In most cases thundershowers do not last very long and we will wait them out. If there is a cancellation it will usually be determined on the day of the demo and participants will be notified by email.

We want to make sure you’re in the right craft, if you can’t make a demo event we also offer a 30 Day Boat Exchange Guarantee on all our canoes, kayaks, and sups!

Dates
May 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
May 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
May 31, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
June 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
June 14, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
June 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
June 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
July 5, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
July 12, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
July 19, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
July 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
August 2, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
August 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
August 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
August 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Boat Demo 0.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
Visit Website

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