Events for Intermediate and Experienced Sea Kayakers


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What is the " B L A S T " ?

The Blast is designed for rising intermediate paddlers who wish to quickly ramp up their kayaking skills. Start with instruction and practice in protected waters, then move to more challenging, real-world conditions (i.e., surf, tidal races, and clapotis) to apply and hone boat-handling skills. Whether your focus is on journeying in fabulous locations pushing your limits or you are ready to go for your instructor certification , this is the event for you. The course is 4 days with 3 to 4 different paddling venues. Paddle some of the most beautiful and demanding water on the South Carolina, Georgia and North Florida coasts. (ACA and BCU) personal skills assessments and (ACA) instructor certifications (L3-L4) are available for qualified candidates at no additional charge.

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Charleston, Jekyll Island, Neptune Beach

Lead Instructor

Tom Nickels (ITE, Level 4)

Local Outfitter

Potomac Paddlesports


4 Days (L3-L4 certifications available)


$495 (Mention Potomac Paddlesports for a 10% discount)


Beginner Sea Kayak Membership or Equivalent

How To Register

Call Tom Nichols at (843) 817-3138 or email through the contact page at

Be Safe. Be Skilled!

Potomac Paddlesports
Potomac, MD 20854

(301) 881-2628

Office Hours:

7 Days: 8:00am-6:00pm