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Upcoming Events

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  • 02.01.24 – 02.25.24

    Waldorf, MD, USA

    Kayak Rolling Skills Course
  • 02.17.24 – 02.25.24

    Kettle Moraine YMCA - River Shores, Village Green Way, West Bend, Wisconsin, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course
  • 02.17.24 – 02.24.24

    Kettle Moraine YMCA - River Shores, Village Green Way, West Bend, WI, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Skills Course
  • 02.24.24 – 02.26.24

    St. Augustine, FL, USA

    Level 3-4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking – Surf Zone Skills Course
  • 02.24.24 – 02.24.24

    Kailua, HI, USA

    Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association (KIRA) Race #5: Kailua Bay Challenge
  • 02.24.24 – 02.27.24

    Bonita Springs, FL, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 02.24.24 – 02.25.24

    Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Skills Course
  • 02.24.24 – 02.24.24

    200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA, USA

    2024 Lanakila Classic

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