Kauai Winter Clinic
President Day – Monday, February 21/2022
Sunday Feb 20 – Wednesday Feb 23 2022
$750 usd (*We supply canoe)
$650 usd (*Supply your own canoe)
*Paddlers must supply their own leash, paddles, PFDs, and fill in the online waiver form.
There tends to be great deals on flights and accommodations this time of year and we can’t think of a better place to escape winter and kick start your paddling for the new year. The water is still warm, and the whales and dolphins tend to come out to play more this time of year.
This is an all-encompassing clinic. We will teach you the safety tricks you need to be aware of, on shore canoe handling, and beach launchings/landings. We will do an assessment of your paddling ability and then coach you on your skill gaps. We will analyze your technique, work on your stability and balance, and teach you the finer points of wave riding to make you a proficient confident paddler, especially in Hawaiian waters.
Multiple instructors will be on hand to address your questions and meet your personal needs. We will start in flat water on the river then move into the bay building on what you have learnt. When ready, we will venture out to the open ocean for some incredibly scenic and fun one way runs. If consensus is there, we can also do OC6 and teach steering in this clinic.
The canoes will likely be, but not limited to Ares, Pueo, and doubles such as Gemini. The canoes are checked and are in top quality condition. Visit Kai Wa’a and Kamanu Composites for more details on some of the outrigger canoes we use.
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.