If you’re ready for a challenge and want to see where your skills truly are as an experienced paddler, we welcome you to take this assessment. This is not an instructional course! It’s a test of skill. We will briefly review skills that will be assessed, show you the test routine, and then everyone will take the skills test. It will be a test of your ability to handle your kayak and exhibit skills in breaking surf, swell, and tidal currents. The assessment is all on water with a brief on-shore discussion about safety, gear, and navigation. Participants will receive a Level 1, 2, or 3, ACA Skills Assessment.
To learn more about the skills required for a certain level should visit www.americancanoe.org