This 6-day West Coast Adventure is geared towards the intermediate paddler interested in further refining their comfort and skills in a variety of dynamic environments including surf, tidal currents and rock gardens. This will be a lodge based experience where we will stay in comfortable accommodations to ensure we are rested and ready for full days of learning and play!
We will start by exploring some of the amazing tidal current locations found around the beautiful Quadra Island just off Vancouver Island including the well known Surge Narrows which produces standing waves. This venue is sure to provide challenge in a fun and engaging atmosphere! During our stay on Quadra Island we will be staying at the incredible Discovery Island Lodge with warm beds and well outfitted with a spectacular kitchen and sitting area overlooking the ocean and a dockside sauna to rest and relax in the evenings.
The second portion of the adventure will take us to the less visited, but hidden gem on Southwestern Coast of Vanouver Island in the Port Renfrew area. This region boasts some impressive rock gardens and sea caves for us to explore. This portion of the program will afford the group opportunities including safety & rescue in the rock environment, positioning & timing of swell and surge for play and maneuvering, boat control, sea caves, a sunset coast navigation paddle, surf breaks and coastal exploration.
Check out our Program Information Package for all the details!
April 3-8, 2020 This program is cancelled due to COVID-19. Look for 2021 dates here.
Location – Quadra Island, Surge Narrows & Port Renfrew
Coaches – Lee Richardson & Jarrod Gunn McQuillan
* To maximize learning and fun this session is limited to 6 participants
** If you require kayak and/or kayak related gear please contact us as we have rental options available.