Registration for this class is only open to OOPS members who have already been in contact with Connie Lively, our Deception Pass Event Manager, and approved to register. Be sure your are signed into your OOPS member account to register.
Deception Pass is famous throughout the Northwest for its 8-knot currents, drastic eddy lines, incredible whirlpools, and large upwellings. Many kayakers look at this pass with fear, but with the right coaching and leadership it becomes a playground and an incredible learning environment. We will spend one day using the ebb to work on applying a full range of strokes efficiently to moving water, including: ferry gliding, sneaking up current lines, entering current backwards, rescues, rolling, and dealing with dynamic water. This class offers tremendous opportunities for the intermediate paddler and will take advantage of everything Deception Pass has to offer.
Strong rescue and boat handling skills are required. Learn more about Body Boat Blade at their website: https://www.bodyboatblade.com/
Class times are approximate. You will receive information about exact times and meeting place at the event.
If the class is sold out, please use the waitlist option to be placed in the queue for possible registration. Connie will contact you if there is an opening. You do not need to pay the registration fee to join the waitlist; you will only pay it if you complete the registration process once you're notified that there is an opening and you qualify.
Additional information: Drysuits will be required. Please be prepared.
Cancellation Policy: As this is a private company's class, full refunds will be provided ONLY IF we are able to find a replacement. Any refunds will be done after the event. Cancellations are done through Connie Lively, the Deception Pass Event Manager only. Thank you.
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