Partners for Dynamic Waters

Discussion in 'Paddling Partners' started by SheilaP, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    So my theme of the year has been moving water. I am looking for surfing and bumpy water buddies. I am an intermediate paddler in these conditions. I succeed with a lot of my rolls, but tend to fail when I get tired, especially in surf. I have an awesome self rescue too though. Be great to find someone who is about my level and wants to work on their skills with me. :clap: :clap:

    That said, I am not looking for someone to come along and rescue me all the time or take care of me - it is about increasing my safety margin and not going out there alone. On the other hand, I am willing to rescue others when it is safe to do so, and if the sh*t hits the fan would like to know you are there for me too. :shock:

    I live in Victoria and love paddling at Jordan River, Baynes Channel, Port Renfrew, and Tofino sometimes too (gotta love those Groupons for accomodation). I have been able to get up to Surge Narrows (Discovery Lodge) a few times a year too. Carpooling may be an option for Vancouver friends. :big_thumb
     
  2. Alana

    Alana Wave Seeker

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    Hi Sheila, I'll PM my contact info to you. I live in Vancouver but I try to head to Tofino and Skooks when I can :)
     
  3. WaterMark

    WaterMark Paddler

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    I want to get more experience in dynamic water also. To that end I started doing some WW kayaking last year. I have a roll (somedays more reliable than others). I'm in Vancouver, but I'd be open to making a trip for playing :D
     
  4. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    Cool! I work on Mondays and Tuesdays (out of the home) and am fairly felxible other than that. Be good to work on skills and have a blast with others.
     
  5. rider

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    Looks like there's a loosely organized VKC trip to Tofino for the 25th-26th and few other sea/surf kayakers coming as well.
     
  6. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    Awesome. I will be out there. I am doing a surf course with SKILS because I really want to bring my skills up. :big_thumb I have a room with two bunk beds booked if anyone is looking for a place to stay. Surf's Inn in Uclelet. Got it with a Groupon so I paid next to nothing.

    Dunno if someone wants to walk on the ferry either. I could be in Nananimo whenever (or Shwartz bay).

    Thanks for letting me know Rider.
     
  7. rider

    rider Paddler

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    Sheila, is that the course that tends to fill up Wickanninish beach with sea kayaks with duct taped rudders?
     
  8. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    LMAO nope do not think so. That might have been the kayak guides exchange. Oct 15, 2011? There was a lot of kayak guides out playing that weekend and the groups were very large indeed. They were not instructed by any local company though; they were peer led sessions.

    The class is am doing has small ratios student/instructor. Don't even think the class is that big. :big_thumb
     
  9. AM

    AM Paddler

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    Rider, that's the SKABC surf course you saw.
     
  10. kayakingkarebear

    kayakingkarebear Paddler

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    Hi Sheila!
    You may or may not remember me from the SISKA campout last June. Anyways, I'm looking to stretch my comfort zone in a safe setting as well. I'm living in Vancouver now, but I'm back on the island some weekends. Let me know if you'd like to set up a time when we can get out and practice.
     
  11. Rodnak Kayak

    Rodnak Kayak Paddler

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    Sheila,
    where the heck is Baynes Channel anyway? Not that I could go... jammed up with moving into new house in 2 weeks, may even interfere with WCP Spring Fling!! I hope not.
    And myabe YOU can babysit me while I flop around like a dead fish in rough seas :lol: :lol:
    I do have the "half roll" down pat :wink:
    'nak
     
  12. red kite

    red kite Paddler

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    Hope this helps...
    All the best for a smooth move. :big_thumb
     

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  13. Rodnak Kayak

    Rodnak Kayak Paddler

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    Aha! Not far from home... I have always wanted to get over to the Discovery Island site for an overniter. I also heard, it can be a bit dicey doing that crossing. So it also doubles as a play area for the suicidal? :shock: :lol: I assume you have to wait for that right tide, wind scenario, the one I want to AVOID!! :yikes:
    Thanks... actually one day... I need better skills first.
     
  14. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    Same back at you! If you are coming over let me know. I am flexible with days/times. :mrgreen: