Kayak & SUP Instructional Clinics

Level I: Introduction to Kayaking

IMG_8951_1Our popular full-day Level I Clinic provides a safe and fun introduction to the sport of sea kayaking. This course begins with an introduction to kayak design, related equipment and clothing, before moving into wet exits and various self and assisted sea kayak rescues. Your ACA certified instructor will teach you a series of fundamental paddling strokes to aid you in creating a solid base for continuing your sea kayaking career.

All necessary equipment and lunch are provided.  Participants will meet at Maine Sport for transportation to Megunticook Lake.


Dates & Times
Monday’s June 20th, July 11th, 25th, August 15th & 29th

9:30am – 4:30pm


Rolling Clinic

IMG_1209_croppedTaught by patient and experienced ACA Certified Instructors, this course is suited for people who want to take their boat handling skills to the next level of confidence and control.  Students are first introduced to a progression of exercises designed to develop lower body boat control and comfort when upside down in a kayak. In the morning, the clinic will focus on the high and low braces to develop proper paddle placement and control in preparation for the roll.  After a light lunch, we put each individual component together and work towards rolling up on our own.  We employ a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio for maximizing individual attention.


Dates & Times
Sunday’s July 10th, 31st, August 14th & September 4th

10am – 4pm


Advanced Tidal Current WorkshopBlue Hill_small

Taking place at the Blue Hill Reversing Falls, the focus of this course is to improve your skills when paddling in tidal races and moving current.  Topics covered include maneuvering in current, reading tidal features, ferrying, balance and weight transfer, surfing, reading moving water, and bracing.

This course takes place over 2 days and lunch is included in the price. Participants are responsible for finding their own lodging or camping.

Dates & Times
August 17th & 18th


Call 207.236.8797 or email tim@mainesport.com

SUP Skills Clinic

SUP SkillsThis SUP Clinic is for those who want to nail down their form, learn to use their strokes efficiently, and become a more versatile and strong SUP paddler. Formal paddle stroke lessons, detection and correction of paddle stroke form, and stroke use will be the focus of this clinic.

SUP boards, paddles, leashes, and PFDs are provided for participants.


Dates & Times
Tuesday’s, 10am-2pm


Private Instruction

Private instruction is ideal for individuals or small groups who want to pursue a unique goal or whose schedule may not match ours.

Private instruction is typically a one day, high intensity but enjoyable program that maximizes your time with one of our highly qualified, patient ACA Certified Instructors.

Private Instruction is priced at $185/day.

Contact tim@mainesport.com for more details.

Cancellation Policy

All of our programs run rain or shine. Paddling in the rain and fog creates a unique experience. The only thing that keeps us off the water are lightning, high winds, and extremely heavy fog. If we cancel a program on a day in which you were scheduled, or if you cancel more than 24 hours before the program is scheduled to begin, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will refund your deposit less a booking fee equal to 20% of the total program amount.

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