Learning Resources

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 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"

Good Reading

General

Safe Boating

Boat Control

Navigation/ Planning

Strokes and Paddling Effectively

Rescues and Recoveries

Rolling

Ocean Paddling, Surfing & Rock Gardening

Weather

Training

Please visit our affiliated retailers

Suggested Symposia

Organizations offering skill-based instruction and certification

Greenland Resources

Videos/Animations/Audio

General Skills

The Forward Stroke

The Reverse Stoke

Boat Control

Moving Water

Recoveries

Rescues

Rolling

Fun Skills

Reference

Inspirational

Some commercial videos available locally or online from the likes of paddling.com

Instructional

Inspirational

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