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Women’s Adventure Weekend

July 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT


A weekend of classes led by Ashley is spelled F-U-N! And L-E-A-R-N-A-L-O-T!

There will be plenty of adventure this weekend as you learn how to deal with somewhat bouncier water (for some in the groups) and very bouncy water (for others in the group). Metompkin Inlet provides the best possible venue along the DelMarVa coastline for learning. It has a variety of conditions for a safe and exciting learning environment.

For the less-experienced members of the group, this three-day course will expose you to paddling in surf, current and open water. You’ll get acclimated to rougher water by practicing skills in smaller waves, including those skills that will keep you upright in current, waves and surf. You will learn a variety of techniques to launch and land through surf and to play safely in the surf zone. When you are ready, we’ll gradually increase the challenges by venturing into more challenging conditions. Rescue drills will be intermixed and, if conditions permit, we will try our hand at surfing our kayaks.

The more experienced participants will have an opportunity to learn advanced skills and practice them in the bigger conditions that are available at Metompkin (like that beautiful surf break off the northern part of the inlet.) The class will include strategies for dealing with the various confused water features found in the area and ways of grappling with issues that arise as a result of things going awry. Figure on some incident management in rough water, including rescues, towing, back-deck carries, etc. Time will also be spent on reading the water, risk assessment and some leadership skills.

This is always a fun and exciting weekend. You will come away with a new skill set and greater confidence. Part of what makes this a fun weekend is that we will be staying together at the Wachapreague Inn. You will have a choice of staying in a group house or one of the motel rooms. Housing is not included in the course fee, but is usually only about $60/night.

Sea kayak instructor Ashley Brown


July 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am EDT
July 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Rick Wiebush


Metompkin Inlet