By getting you on the water 2.5 days in a week during the Sea Kayak: Full Immersion 2 you will learn more and absorb a higher number of concepts. Optimum retention of knowledge can be achieved when you have more opportunity for reinforcement. A clear progression of classes translates to greater paddling skills and increased enthusiasm for the sport! Sea Kayak: Full Immersion 2 starts off with pool time during the week and ends with a day at the Oregon Coast!
Sea Kayak: Full Immersion 2 is appropriate for students that have successfully completed our Full Immersion I Sea program (or equivalent). If you are not sure if you qualify, please just give us a call and we can help you decide what class is best for you.
If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us. Alder Creek has a full line of paddling equipment and accessories. We would be happy to assist you in getting outfitted for your trip. Please remember to keep your personal gear to a minimum, but keep your comfort in mind. Remember the goal is to travel light and efficiently.
Pool / classroom session Thursday evening at North Clackamas Aquatic Park 7pm
- Edging/ Bracing review
- Intro to Rolling
- Re-enter & roll / solo re-entry techniques
Saturday Session 9am -4pm
- Basic Seamanship including chart reading and practical navigation
- Navigation and basic tides
- Trip planning and group awareness
- Basic Rescues
- Maneuvering efficiently using combination strokes
- Towing and group management practice
- Paddling in wind and waves (mild conditions only)
- Learn proper use of skegs and rudders
Sunday Session 9am-4pm
- Practical application of skills while underway
- Practice rescue and maneuvering in real conditions
- Coastal paddling and playing in waves if conditions allow
- Master assisted re-entries in conditions
Thursday night 7 pm – North Clackamas Aquatic Park: 7300 SE Harmony Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97222.(503)794-8080. Take the Sunnyside Rd. Exit off I-205 and go west across 82nd Ave. This is where Sunnyside Rd. will turn into Harmony Rd. Take a left at the 2nd traffic light and follow the road back and around to the aquatic park.
Saturday Morning 9:00 am – Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe: (unless instructed by your coach to meet elsewhere). 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, Portland, Or. 97217 (503)285-0464. Take the Jantzen Beach exit off I-5 (exit 308) and go east. The store is on the east end of the island past the fire house, condominiums, and yacht clubs on the south side of the road about a mile from I-5
Sunday Morning – To be determined
What you will need for Sea Kayak: Full Immersion 2: (be sure to read to the bottom)
Thursday night at the pool –
Customers have the option to use their own gear with approval. Boats need to have secure buoyancy in both the bow and the stern. In the pool we often use short boats due to the confined space. feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about using your own boat.
If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed.
What to bring to the pool:
- Retention device for your glasses(i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc) Synthetic top (thermal underwear)
- Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
- Change of clothes for ride home
- Nose plugs
- Swim goggles
- Synthetic Top
Saturday and Sunday on the water –
If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed. We typiaclly provide immersion wear in the form of either a neoprene wetsuit or nylon drysuit with latex gasket seals and neoprene boots.
Only in the hottest summer months do we run courses without some form of immersion wear. The water is cold year round so you will need to bring layers to wear under the suits provided.
- Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
- NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
- Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
- Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
- Water bottle
- LUNCH small enough to pack into the boats
- Towel and change of clothes for ride home
- Water proof camera
- River shoes or booties
- Tow belt
- Rescue gear
- Spare Paddle
- Bilge Pump