The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club will host its 8th Annual Paddling Festival Saturday, April 13, 2013 and Sunday, April 14, 2013 on the beach at Capri Fish House located on Isles of Capri Boulevard, Naples, Florida.
Gaining notoriety as the ‘best little paddling festival in Florida’, the festival weekend includes a day of education from 8:30am to 4:00pm on Saturday. Greg Stamer, gold medalist in multiple Greenland National Kayaking Championships will conduct classes on ‘The Greenland Forward Stroke’ and ‘Bracing, Maneuvering Strokes and Sculling’. Camping cookbook author and ACA Level 4 Instructor Michael Gray will present an ‘Intro to Island Cooking’ and ‘Master Chef Island Style’. Additional classes on the Fundamentals of Safety and Rescues, Boat Control and Maneuvers, and Introduction to Rolling and Greenland Rolling, Advanced Rolling will be offered. There will also so classes introducing participants to Stand Up Paddling and Advanced SUP Techniques. All classes are $69 each per person. Space is limited. To register make checks payable to Paradise Coast Paddlers Club and send to PCPC, 6182 Westport Lane, Naples, FL 34116.
The festival will continue Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm with FREE guided tours through mangrove tunnels, exhibits, safety demonstrations, kayak rescue clinics, and the festival’s own 3.2 miles Johnson Island Paddling Race. Watch for more FREE Sunday demonstration information to be announced.
Paradise Coast Paddlers Club requires everyone participating in demonstrations, classes and tours to wear their pfd’s (personal flotation devices).
For more information and details regarding additional Saturday classes call 239-262-6149 or Email NaplesKayakCompany.com.