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"What an AWESOME time we had. The instructor was amazing and made me feel confident in the water. I don't know how to swim so water is always so scary for me! I can't wait to go back."
THIS WEEKS EVENTS
DISCOVER KAYAK OPERATES WHEN TEMPS ARE OVER 60 AND WIND UNDER 15MPH
WE ARE CURRENTLY WATCHING THE FORECAST FOR THE WEEKEND OF JAN. 24-25TH TO DETERMINE WHETHER WE CAN OPEN. AS OF MONDAY THE 19TH THE WIND IS FORECAST FROM THE NORTH ON SATURDAY, WHICH WOULD PREVENT US FROM OPENING DUE TO WAVES COMING ACROSS THE LAKE
IF YOU HAVE A COUPON OR GIFT CERTIFICATE WE ALWAYS HONOR REGARDLESS OF EXPIRATION DATE, SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE COLD WEATHER. WE WILL GET YOU ON THE WATER WHEN THE WEATHER IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR BEST EXPERIENCE AND SAFETY!
MORE DETAILS BELOW ON ALL EVENTS
Save the cost of a lesson ten times over by purchasing the right equipment the first time!
Discover Kayak offers classes and rentals for the beginner to the advanced paddler taught by American Canoe Association instructors. With a large fleet of Recreational, Sit-on-Top and Touring Kayaks we have the right boat, paddle and life jacket for you to maximize the fun and safety in your experience.
Classes and Rentals are held at Lake Grapevine in Meadowmere Park ($5 entry). Meadowmere Park is family friendly with clean restrooms and sand / gravel beaches and is a great place to spend the day! We maintain a one to five Instructor to student ratio as recommended by the American Canoe Association.
"Professional, patient instruction by people who love the sport. If you want to move past "paddling" into kayaking and get the most from the sport, Discover Kayak will make all the difference, Highly recommend"
No experience necessary
This fun three hour class covers 6 basic strokes, safety, how to get back in your kayak with a partner if you fall out, and general kayaking knowledge. You'll also see the difference between boats, paddles and how to transport and carry boats. In a few of hours you'll will have more confidence and skill then you ever imagined you would in a kayak.
Two locations: Lake Grapevine, Meadowmere Park and Richard Simpson Park, Lake Arlington
Boat and Gear included. Location: Lake Grapevine
WINTER SEASON- CLASSES HELD AS WEATHER ALLOWS AND WILL BE POSTED WEEKLY UNDER "CURRENT EVENTS"
Beginning March 7th classes every Saturday (Sundays and Thursdays beginning April 16th) and all thru 2015
Saturdays: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April 19th, 26th - May 3th, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
April 16th, 23rd, 30th - May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
cost: $67.00 WITH ONLINE SIGN UP ( 33% OFF )
"Steve is awesome and has really nice kayaks! He helped me learn basic paddling skills and gave me a stable boat because I was a beginner. He gave my husband a faster kayak because he has more experience. It was a blast! We'd definitely do it again!
Take your skills to the next level
In this six hour class we will build on the skills from Kayak Basics. We will add seven more strokes including; stern rudder, side slip, draw on the move, hanging draw, bow rudder, reverse paddling and low brace turn.
We will also cover bracing ( the use of your paddle and body to stay upright ), self rescue and team rescues.
Bring lunch and plenty of water/hydration drinks for this course.
Cost : $150 including all gear ( $99 with on line sign up )
Dates: This class is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10am-4:30pm
It was a truly unique experience. My sons and I enjoyed it very much. Cool breeze, great instructions, calm waters, spectacular views. Colorful kayaks, great people.
After completing Kayak Basics and Intermediate Kayaking there is still more to learn!
In Advanced Kayaking we will add a technique called edging and leaning to all of our strokes. By doing this we will improve your efficiency and control in all conditions. You will find that you can turn the longer, fast boats with ease.
On shore the class will examine what goes into a prepared kayakers gear choices, use of map and compass and emergency strategies.
Lastly we will practice "speed rescues" , towing and group leadership.
This is a 8 hour course. Bring lunch and snacks.
Cost: $175 ($117.25 with on line sign up, click here)
Dates: This class will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month from 9am-6pm
What an AWESOME time we had. The instructor was amazing and made me feel confident in the water. I don't know how to swim so water is always so scary for me! I can't wait to go back
KAYAK ROLL, GUARANTEED
(see video clip above)
The kayak roll is not a advanced skill, it is a skill that can be added at any stage in a paddler's progression of learning. With our three step process on the surface you will build the muscle memory necessary to roll before you try underwater, eliminating a lot of the dunking. With a roll, you will find you will advance you're skills quickly because you won't worry about capsizing, it's also a great way to cool down in Texas. Discover Kayak has a 90% success rate in the first two hour session, 100% in the follow-up when necessary. You may return for follow ups as much as needed, no extra charge !
Maximum 2 students per session.
Taught on a one on one basis, call we will arrange a time for you!
We Guarantee you will roll! Cost: $150
33% discount for on line sign up $99 , (Click here)
Rough Water Training- Galveston
San Luis Pass on Galveston Island in the best training ground in the state for open water skills with it's currents, tides, sand bars and surf.
We will apply all the flat water skills you have developed to the dynamic ocean environment in and around San Luis Pass. A very personal learning experience is achieved by having a least 2 instructors with a max of 5 students insuring safety and knowledge.
Class length is two days, Saturday and a Sunday, 8-5pm
Day One: Surf Zone Skills, Bracing and open water rescue.
Day Two: Open Water skills in San Luis Pass.
Cost: $250 for two days instruction.
Accommodations are up to students. Hotels available for about $70 per night and Beach Camping is free!
Discover Kayak offers private lessons with Texas only American Canoe Association Level 4 Coastal Instructor. With a private lesson you can advance your skills in a one on one setting.
Available Monday-Friday 8am-7pm. Sundays 9am- 12pm
Cost $49 per hour, Min. 2 hours for up to two students, $25 per additional student