Events downtown

Apr 06

Ocean Skills Workshops – Session 2: Tides, Current, and Waves
Location: 100 Kensington St, Portland, Maine 04103, US
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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This winter we are offering our Ocean Skills Workshops as a 3-part in-person series of workshops taught in the beautiful offices of the Maine Island Trail Association! We recommend taking all three workshops together, but it is okay to only take one or two if you have scheduling restrictions or are most interested in learning the topic in a certain workshop. Each workshop is indoors; we do not go on the water for this series.

Students will receive access to a course website with exercises and resources that we will discuss during our class. The course is taught by Suzanne Blackburn and Zack Anchors, both of whom are licensed Maine Sea Kayak Guides and ACA-certified coastal kayaking instructors.

This session will give you a deeper understanding of how to read the tides, currents and waves of the Maine coast and how to use them to your advantage when paddling. We’ll review the dynamics behind the natural cycles and the tools that are available to paddlers to predict them.