Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Meeting location:  Ridgefield Marina, Ridgefield, WA.
Directions (via I-5 north): Take exit 14, turn left (SR501/Pioneer St), proceed to downtown Ridgefield. Turn right onto Main, then left onto Mill St and enter the marina. Free parking is along the fence to the left. If that's full, you'll need to purchase a parking receipt from the machine at the restroom ($6). Instructor/guide will meet you there for the class.

Kayak rentals: Single kayaks rent for $33 (2 hrs), doubles for $47 (2 hrs). Fees include paddle, pfd (life vest) and bilge pump. Ridgefield Kayak Rental accepts checks, credit and debit cards (Visa, M/C).

Weather: This class goes rain or shine. If it looks rainy, bring rain gear (see "What to wear and bring," below).

What to expect: This is a 2-hr "introduction to sea kayaking," oriented to beginning and novice paddlers. Instruction is included. More experienced paddlers are welcome, but be aware the pace will be slow/moderate. After instruction, we'll be off on a short paddle upsteam on Lake River. We should return to the kayak rental boathouse by 3:30 p.m.

What to wear and bring: