Maine Experience

This 3-day skill development adventure is focused on paddlers looking to improve and enhance their rough water boat handling skill while working in the in the tidal current and coastal environment. The Reversing Falls at Blue Hill, Maine has been selected for the tidal currents portion of the program as it provides the perfect learning venue for paddlers beginning to work on boat control in tidal currents all the way to the paddler with previous experience in currents looking to expand upon their skill-set and improve surfing on tidal waves. On out last day the group will take to the coast for a full day exploring the coast and rock gardens leaving from Bar Harbour.

Cloud 9 Adventures has partnered up with an incredible local coach from the area, Chris Audet. His passion for paddling and his extensive coaching background coupled with his knowledge of this paddling location will surely set up paddlers for a weekend full of skill development, fun and camaraderie.

Our time in tidal currents will provide opportunities for participants to work on breaking in and out of the current, boat angle and ferrying, rough water safety & rescues, rough water confidence all the way up to refined boat control focused on surfing a standing tidal wave.

This Coastal Skills portion of the program will provide many opportunities to the keen paddler who is looking to get out in the coastal environment and work on boat handling, decision-making, safety & rescue and leadership in the rock and swell environment.

Paddler playing on the Swell-a-vator and building confidence in dynamic waters   Photo: Chris Audet


Check out our Program Information Package for all the details


PROGRAM NOW FULL – If interested send us a message and we will put together another program in the Fall of 2019!

Date – May 18-20, 2019

Location – Blue Hill Reversing Falls, Maine

Coaches – Chris Audet & Jarrod Gunn McQuillan

Price – $450

*  To maximize learning and fun this session is limited to 6 participants

** If you do not have a kayak and/or kayak related gear please contact us as we have rental options available

This program is lead by experienced ACA & Paddle Canada certified instructors
Paddler working on ferrying off of standing wave back into the eddy