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Private Lesson in Kayak or SUP
There’s no better way to quickly improve your paddling skills than a private or semi-private kayak or SUP (stand up paddleboard) lesson with ACA and/or BCU certified instructors. Come with a list of skills you want to work on, or just come with the goal of improving your skills and confidence on the water. Of course the greatest advantages of private lessons are the close attention and prolonged attention of the instructors, personalized lessons and the opportunity to learn at your own pace. When it comes to improving your paddling, these lessons can’t be beat.
Gillson or Skokie Lagoons
All Stand Up Paddle Board equipment and instruction.
Transportation or personal clothing and equipment. Cancellation policy applies.
Call the office to schedule
Upon arrival (arrive 10 minutes prior to start), we will ask everyone to check-in with one of the instructors. Once you have checked in and all your paperwork is accounted for, you will begin your lesson. If you have personal belonging that you do not want to get wet you should either leave them in your car, seal them in a dry bag, or check with the instructor to see if there is another alternative. We will brief you on where to go and what to take with you. Once you check-in you will move on to the outfit station where we will fit you with a PFD (personal flotation device), spray-skirt and a paddle. From there you will move on to an instructor who will give your group a brief shore lesson on equipment, outfit, safety, techniques and program goals. Finally, you will be fitted in a kayak and move on to the water section of the course. We will spend most of our time paddling along the lakefront (or around islands at the Skokie Lagoons), admiring the scenery and enjoying the tranquility of sea kayaking. These programs are designed to be recreational, not speed races but a relaxing paddle in a beautiful spot. We typically get participants at all levels of kayaking abilities from total beginners to experienced paddlers just looking for more time on the water.
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