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Kayak Lessons

Whether you are a green paddler looking to make the transition from recreational kayaks into sleeker racing craft, or an experienced racer who wants to improve performance, Sun & Salt’s lessons, paddling camps, and seminars can help you.

Sun & Salt Hawaii conducts an extensive array of kayaking programs.

These cover the entire spectrum of sit-on-top kayaking from teaching the beginner how to hold the paddle to coaching national caliber racers in the finer points of technique, training, and tactics, as well as surf entry and exit skills, and open ocean racing skills.

Starting Strokes! – Beginner/Refresher

$159.00 per hour/per person

This is the start of something wonderful! Classes will be held on calm water in Kailua. In this class you’ll learn about the different types of kayaks and their uses, as well as about different types of paddles, accessories, and safety gear. You’ll also learn all the strokes you’ll need to know so you’ll be in full control of your boat, and how to properly exit your kayak and re-board it after a swim! Ages now teaching are 12 years to 112 years old! Strokes: forward, reverse, sweeps, braces, and draws.

Sea Skills! – Intermediate/Ocean Fun

$169.00 per hour/per person

After joining our class “Starting Strokes” or some experience on the water get ready for a class introducing you to our wonderful ocean environment. We will review strokes, assess currents, tides, safe passage through reefs and waves, entering/exiting small surf zones (weather permitting). Learn how to plan, prepare for, and enjoy a safe paddling excursion on the open ocean.

Cowabunga! ~ Surf Skills

Special Price: $169.00 per person

Surfing is fun! This four hour class will reinforce and develop all of your strokes and braces while teaching you the skills and judgment that you’ll need to know to really have fun in the surf and remain under control when you are entering and leaving the surf-zone.

Stroke Mechanics

Special Price: $169.00 per person

The ideal lesson for the enthusiastic paddler who wants to become more efficient with their stroke and become a faster kayaker. This class is three hours and besides just improving your stroke, it also includes a video taping of your stroke before and after the class so you can even see the improvement.