Kauai September 2021 Clinic
Monday Sep 13 – Friday Sep 18 2021
$850 usd (*We supply canoe)
$700 usd (*Supply your own canoe)
*Paddlers must supply their own leash, paddles, PFDs, and fill in the online waiver form.
This is our first re-opening clinic since 2020! Kauai has relaxed the travel and quarantine restrictions making it possible for us to once again provide paddling to anxious paddlers in scenic Kauai waters. Make sure you check with the current travel rules at the Kauai Government Website for up to date info, and also ensure you check your travel rules from the country you reside.
The clinic is intended for paddlers experienced in open ocean paddling. We’ll do our assessments as usual and then get you out on Kauai runs. The instructors are very in-tune with paddler capabilities and will select the optimal paddle locations to ensure you progress comfortably. We will help you with your stroke, wave catching, and cater to your specific needs.
The canoes will likely be, but not limited to Ares, Antares, Scorpius, and doubles such as Tempest. The canoes are checked and are in top quality condition. Visit Kai Wa’a for more details on some of the outrigger canoes we use.
Safety is emphasized and a full assessment of paddling ability will be done to ensure each paddler is accommodated accordingly. The clinic is 5 days and we will paddle at various locations around the island based on the conditions. The first day will be in a protected area where we can assess your ability and you can get accounted with the equipment. You should be very comfortable paddling in the open ocean and a strong swimmer.
Ask about a group rate if you have 6 or more paddlers!
*NOTE: We reserve the right to modify clinics into private or semi-private lessons at lesson rates if we don’t have a minimum of 6 paddlers attending a clinic. In the very unlikely event we have to cancel, we will refund your full cost of the clinic. If you need to cancel up to 2 months prior to the scheduled start date of a clinic, we will refund the full amount minus any admin fees charged to us, unless it affects the minimum participation requirement in which case the refund will be 50% minus admin fees. If you cancel within two months of a clinic start date then the refund will be 50% minus admin fee since most of the fixed costs for the clinic will have been paid for and cannot be reimbursed. During the clinic, paddlers are responsible for any damages to the boats they are using. If there are damages, then the instructor or management will determine if the boat needs to be completely replaced or can be repaired.
Please also note that even for our novice clinics, paddlers must still have adequate experience on an outrigger and must pass the instructors assessment including demonstrating a remount to be permitted to paddle in the open ocean. If you fail the assessment then please note that we won’t be able to refund, but we will try to accommodate a paddling experience in safe protected waters which may have additional costs if a private instructor is required.