Disclaimer: the resources on this website are no substitute for 1-on-1 instruction by certified instructors. Please support your local kayak shop and paddling community (such as our affiliated Retailers) by getting professional instruction.
Note: Reimbursements are available for members who participate in outside training and kayak events, with substantial reimbursements available for members who lead trips and teach classes. More information can be found on our documentation page. Look for "Guidelines for Reimbursements for Classes Taken Outside of OOPS"
Visit our Library! OOPS has an extensive lending library featuring many of the DVDs noted below, and books that cover the topics below and more. Please click on the link to browse, create a free account, and check out items.
Cold Water and Immersion Protection
Risk Management Systems
Strokes and Paddling Effectively
Rescues and Recoveries
Moving Water (Rivers, Ocean Shores)
Ocean Paddling, Surfing & Rock Gardening
Please visit our affiliated retailers
Organizations offering skill-based instruction and certification
Paddling in a Group
The Forward Stroke
The Reverse Stoke
Boat Control - Turning/Going where you want
Paddling in WInd
Ocean Paddling, Surf, etc
Some commercial videos available locally or online