BCO & REI Present: Kayaking 101

April 12, 2017
REI - Galleria Area
7538 Westheimer Rd | Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 524-3567
Times: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Admission: Free
Area of Town: Galleria/Uptown
Free Admission: Yes

Kayaking in Houston and beyond is so much fun, and of course, fun is good! It's exercise, it's meditation, it's friendship, it's adventure, and it is really whatever you want it to be.  Please come join us for an evening of all-things-kayak, you'll be hooked in no time at all! “It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.” Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!  

 

Kayaking is a magical opportunity to see the world from the beauty of our lakes, streams, bayous, rivers and oceans.  Kayaking is fun, easy and doesn't require a lot of strength. In fact, one of the things we will cover this evening is proper kayaking technique doesn't mean arm muscles - it's abs that get you where you want to go, and we will show you how to get where you want to go. Have questions about gear?  What kind of boat is good for a beginner?  Do you use different boats for different water? What paddle do you need?  Do you have to wear a pfd (life jacket)? What other gear is needed to get you out on the water?  The only thing more fun than talking about gear is using it - tonight we're just talking. 

 

Bet you will be surprised by all the things you can do in a kayak.  We paddle around Houston (it is the Bayou City, you know) we paddle around the state (there are amazing places in Texas) and we paddle around the world (New Zealand & Costa Rica last year).  Ever heard of Kayak Polo? We play a version every month that is a little more like kayak hockey - in a pool. We'll even teach you to roll your kayak back up if you flip.  Once you have that down, then you might just want to join us for some whitewater lessons!   

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