Classes are the perfect way to grow as a paddler and LOL offers the perfect way to take classes. All women instructors and all women participants make for a relaxed and supportive learning environment, not to mention the fun that can be had when a whole bunch of kayaking women get together. Our classes are taught by some of the best female instructors in the world and are sure to help you reach your kayaking goals. We’ve prepared some important information about the classes at LOL to help you make the most of it.
All of our classes are broken up by skill level and each skill level is color coded. During your registration you will take an assessment that will tell you what your skill color is. We’ve thought long and hard about these classes and we think that by taking classes in your color group will provide you with a sufficient challenge without going over your head. We want to push you and help you grow but we know it’s no fun when you don’t have the prerequisite skills. That being said, you are more than welcome to take classes outside of your color group.
You can see descriptions of all of our classes at: Here
Where and When to Meet
All of our classes meet on the Instruction Beach on Sand Point. It’s a short drive from our LOL headquarters at 387 Restaurant. You will have to carry your boat a short distance from your car to the water across a sand beach. Your schedule will give you start times for each instruction session. These are the times that we will start classes, not the time for you to arrive at the beach. Please arrive with enough time to be completely ready for your classes at the start of the session. Have your paddling clothes on, your boat at the water and all of the things you need to be on the water ready to go. We want to make the most of our instructors time so you can get the most out of each session. The boat unloading area on Sand Point Road can become a bit congested in the morning before the first instructional session so we recommend you arrive at least 30min before your session starts.
Participants categorized as Blue and Yellow will be evaluated by instructors, who may deem that an individual should perform a wet exit based upon instructor assessment. It is assumed that those signing up for Red and Gold classes are comfortable and practiced with wet exits as well as self and partner rescue.
What to Bring
Outside of a good attitude and desire to learn what do you need for your classes? Well, a boat and paddle, but that seems obvious. You are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device for all on water classes. Lake Superior can be incredibly cold so we recommend all participants wear a wetsuit and we strongly encourage you to wear a drysuit. Warm layers and a jacket are also recommended. Did we mention how cold it can be? We will have water on the beach but you need to bring your own bottles.
Other things we recommend bringing:
- Warm Clothing