This event was cancelled on Thu 06/27/2019, by Jonathan Snodgrass for the following reason: Lake Closed due to weather

Kayak Lake Lesson/SK0 Lesson

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Leader: Jonathan Snodgrass

Event Information


Leaders: if anyone is interested in helping out, let me know so I can open the lesson up to more participants!

Participants: Please meet outside the Outdoor UW Office at the Memorial Union at 3:30 pm to partake in this lesson! 

What to bring: swimwear/clothes you don't mind swimming in, water shoes, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a dry change of clothes for after your lesson in case you end up getting wet!

In this lesson, you will learn the HOC Boathouse and Lake Procedures and Rules and then how to efficiently paddle and steer a sea kayak. You will learn how to move your kayak forwards, backwards, sideways (draw strokes), and how to turn (sweep strokes). You'll also get the chance to learn edging, bracing, the wet exit, the bow/Eskimo rescue, the T-rescue, and possibly the paddle-float self rescue. If there's time and conditions look good, you will be able to get some good paddling distance in as well!

By successfully completing this lesson, you will earn the Kayak Lake Rating and possibly the SK0 Rating (Sea Kayak) within the Hoofer Outing Club. This will give you the opportunity to paddle a sea kayak out on Lake Mendota or go on other sea kayak trips, or even go on some introductory whitewater kayak trips!

Event Type
Lesson / Training


There are 3 people in this event, with 1 spots remaining.

Waiting List

There are 0 people on the waiting list for this event, with 2 spots remaining.