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30 Seconds with Jim – Video Series

Jim Gonski takes a few seconds to share his paddling tips and secrets in this series of short videos:


Introduction to Alaska Kayak Academy

Alaska Kayak Academy offers a variety of trips, camps, lessons, and equipment.


Sea Kayak Deep Water Rescue

seakayak15Learn sea-kayaking rescue and safety skills with Alaska Kayak Academy

This 3 hour beginner-level class is held on Wasilla Lake. We teach multiple techniques to get into a capsized sea kayak and get the water out. We also spend the first portion discussion sea kayaking safety (reading maps, gear to bring, where to paddle, numbers to call) Boat, spray skirt, PFD, drysuit and paddle are all included in the class cost. Come dressed in long underwear NO JEANS. Bring a change of clothes.

Price: $150  private….$110 group…. includes drysuit 

By Reservation. Call to book



Check AK River Levels

this site allows you to find what level the rivers are running at. Keep checking so you know what is normal for different times of the season.

Check river level here!


Shred Fiberglass 200cm

Shred Fiberglass- 200 cm

4 Part brakedown

Blade: Shred for power (abX II)

Shaft: Fiberglass

Weight: 38.50 oz

Makes this a great entry level paddle



Shred Carbon 200 cm


Shred Carbon- 200 cm

4 part brake down

Blade: Shred for power

Shaft: T-700 Carbon for lightweight and strength

Weight: 34.50 oz



Sea Kayak Rescue WINTER COURSE

Knowing HOW and IF you can get back into a capsized kayak is CRITICAL to your SURVIVAL. Learning how to execute this manuever is even nicer when practiced in a WARM Pool.

You will learn multiple techniques to re-mount a capsized sea kayak both alone and with the assistance of a partner, Tow a swimmer, learn bracing


May 9, 2014  7 pm – 9 pm
$90 incldes all eqpt (you are welcome to use your own boat)


Ask about the weekend trip from Whittier and attaining a ACA level III certification.

Camping, tides, wind, weather, strokes, tows, rescue; all the skills to be a at an ACA level III skill set

$250:  pool class resecue, two full days paddling out of Whittier, camp, all paddle gear included Dry suit TOO !!

May 9,10,11, 2014 Session I  pool rescue location

July 9,2,13 2014 Session II  lake rescue location

Aug 13,16,17, 2014  Session III lake rescue location

Whittier class is May 4-5 or May 11 -12


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Sea Kayak Paddling Class

Sea Kayak ClassLearn sea kayak paddling skills with Alaska Kayaking Academy’s expert instruction.

This two hour class takes place at the Kayak Center on Wasilla Lake. It is open to everyone over 10 years old. Participants will accomplish a general understanding of how to maneuver their kayak. We cover: launching, sweep strokes, rudder strokes, forward, draw stroke, skulling stroke, and stopping.

We provide the boat, paddle, sprayskirt, and PFD.

Dates; Starting mid May, call for dates

Tues – Fri:   6pm – 8 pm

Sat:               10 am – noon

group of 6 or more call to schedule a private time

want a class during the week day: Call we may be able to fit you in