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Level IV Programs

LEVEL IV programs require well-refined paddling skills as they venture into surf, strong wind or dramatic current. They may require or build navigation skills, and contain strong elements of group interdependence.  

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Level III Programs

LEVEL III programs rprograms take advantage of strong wind (15 kts, waves 2-3') or greater tidal action (2 kts). Capsize and wet exit experience and good fitness are required.  

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Level I Programs

LEVEL I programs are generally scheduled for mornings or days with little tidal movement, or in protected lakes and creeks. No experience necessary.  

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Level II Programs

LEVEL II programs may experience light wind (up to 8 kts), small waves (1'), or moderate current (1 kt). Capsize and wet exit experience are strongly recommended.  

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Andrew Emlen

OWNER, NATURALIST, GUIDE, ROLLING COACH, WILDLIFE WHISPERERAndrew holds a Masters degree in Environmental Education, and has been leading kayaking trips in Skamokawa since Skamokawa Center first opened in 1998. The quintessential renaissance man, Andrew can identify...

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Meet Columbia River Kayaking

Kayaking the Lower Columbia River and Beyond  Tours and Instruction Since 2003 Our mission is to provide place-based educational experiences, develop skills and provide safe, enjoyable outdoor and paddlesports opportunities. We do this profitably, while taking care of...

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