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ACA Coastal Kayak Level 3 Skills Course & Assessment , July 26 - 29 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019 to Monday, July 29, 2019
288 Lake, San Luis Pass, Surfside beach (including Intercoastal Canal and Freeport Harbor)
Non-HASK Other
Registration is not Required
No Fee


ACA Coastal Kayak Level 3

Skills Course & Assessment


Description: The Level 3 (L3) Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course assists coastal kayakers at all levels in refining basic strokes and maneuvers. Using on-water practice, classroom discussion and/or video analysis, participants will practice strokes/maneuvers (including rolling and other rescues) to increase efficiency, fluidity and control. Maximum of 10.


Led by Jeff Atkins, IT L3 Coastal Kayaking (see bio on page 2) with assistance from Lynne Andrus (bio at “About Us” at


Course Venue :  Day 1 in protected lake with subsequent venues in lakes or coastal waters with constant access to safe landing and within 1.5 nm from shore and at least three of the following four conditions (for assessment): · 10 - 15 knot winds · 1 - 2 foot waves (chop) (0.3 – 0.6 meters) · 1 - 2 foot surf (0.3 - 0.6 meters) · 1 - 2 knots of current.  If conditions are not safe or available, students may opt to return for assessment at a mutually convenient date and venue.


2019 Dates & Tentative Venues:  Skills and Knowledge led by Instructors.  See detail at

Day 1:  Fri, July 26 at 288 Lake ( – spring fed lake

Day 2:  Sat, July 27 at San Luis Pass (may include evening or night paddle)

Day 3:  Sun, July 28 at Surfside beach (including Intercoastal Canal and Freeport Harbor)


Skills and Knowledge Assessment evaluated by Instructors.  See detail at

Day 4:  Mon, July 29 at San Luis Pass (Optional - Students may opt out or opt in for Assessment).  Note – successful completion of assessment with requisite conditions are required prior to admission to L3 instructor development and certification courses.


Sign up by contacting Lynne Andrus at River Coast LLC using one of these methods:, 512-292-9968 (office), 512-917-0939 (cell/text) Choose one of the options below.  Lunch is included.

  • Days 1-4 July 26-29, 2019 $425(HASK/ACA Member $395)
  • Days 1-3 July 26-28, 2019 $375(HASK/ACA Member $350)

    Call or email for availability for single day courses:

  • Day 1 only July 26, 2019 $125(HASK/ACA Member $100)
  • Day 4 only July 29, 2019 $125(HASK/ACA Member $100)

Optional Room & Board

Starting Friday night, home base for any classroom instruction (e.g., video, navigation) will be at the ‘Turtle House’  ( A limited number of beds with breakfast and lunch daily are available for $65 per night for Friday through Monday night.  Additional accommodations (private or shared room) may be available through 979 Vacation Rentals or VRBO.


Rentals & Nearest Airport:

A limited number of quality sea kayaks (e.g., NDK) and paddles are available for rent.  Nearest airport is William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) with possibility of car-sharing.

Jeff Atkins, IT L3 Coastal Kayaking 

Jeff Atkins has over 25 years as a Park Ranger with South Carolina State and County Parks.  His experiences include instruction with the Outward Bound School throughout the USA.  Jeff is a Level 5 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer IT) in Coastal Kayaking and Level 2 IT in Canoeing. In addition, he is a SUP Instructor, Wilderness First Responder and Leave no Trace Master Educator.  Several local kayakers with experience in Jeff’s courses recommend him highly including several HASK members and  Jeff will be assisted by Lynne Andrus with bio at “About Us” at