Outer Banks Coast Guard Auxiliary offering kayak safety program May 20

Published 5:45 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Those looking for a fun day on the water, to learn some basic or more advanced kayaking skills or just to connect with local paddling clubs should come out to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on May 20 and get on the water.

As part of National Safe Boating Week, on Saturday, May 20 the Outer Banks U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the OBX Paddlers Club are teaming up with certified American Canoe Association Kayak and Safety instructors at Jockey’s Ridge State Park to offer a one-day class in kayak safety fundamentals for new and experienced paddlers. The program consists of two hours of instruction ashore followed by three hours kayaking on the water. Kitty Hawk Kites will provide kayaks and safety gear at no charge for participants. The cost for instruction is $15. All types of kayaks are welcome. Participants must be at least 14 years of age.

For more information and to register go to eventbrite.com/e/north-carolina-kayaking-101-tickets-532334285177.

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, go to website CGAUXOBX.org.