Essential Kayaking Skills
- Fitness level 2: Easy Active
- Skill level 1: Beginner
- Minimum age: 14
- Group size: 6
This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling technique, and get the chance to practice these new skills on a beautiful, local waterway. REI's expert guides will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. REI provides kayaks, paddles and all necessary safety equipment.
- Learn how to launch and stay comfortable in a kayak
- Practice the forward, reverse, and sweep paddle strokes
- Get exposure to the fundamentals of on the water safety
This class will take place at Spring Lake in San Marcos, TX. There is a $3 parking fee in the main parking lot - debit/credit cards are accepted. You will receive a reminder email 72 hours before your class
Spring Lake at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University
More directions and information
Spring Lake is located off Aquarena Springs Drive in San Marcos. Turn into the property via San Marcos Springs Drive, and park in the first parking lot, next to the ticket booth. There is a $3/day parking fee. Restrooms and water foundations are available. Meet the REI instructor(s) at the ticket booth. Please leave all valuables in your car. Dry bags will be provided for keys. For questions, please email Austin-OS@rei.com or call 512-482-3357 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.