This is a rough water event for experienced sea kayakers.  You don't have to be a super star, but you should be comfortable paddling 10-15 miles in a day and are well-practiced at capsize recovery techniques.  You should be comfortable in small surf and bumpy water.  Our location is a rocky peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean and provides the perfect playground for kayakers!  We will offer day trips for pure fun and rock-garden play, as well as skills development courses.  Top coaches from the Pacific coast will mentor groups of 4-6 paddlers at a time!

We chose Baja because we love it!  Not just for the paddling, but for the people, history, and culture as well.  We will be providing several fun opportunities to learn more about Baja and to meet some of the locals who are proud to call it home.

Our mission is to promote kayaking in Baja for international visitors as well as to promote paddlesports in Mexico, for Mexicans, by providing mentoring for local guides and coaches.

You'll find costs detailed on the registration form (follow the "Registration" link).  3 days of courses (including most meals) costs $525 (limited scholarships are available for professional guides who live and work in Mexico - ask us!).  Follow links for "accommodation" and "meals" for more cost information.  Round trip transportation from San Diego is available for $70 or we can help arrange carpooling with other participants.  Look around the site - you should find most of the answers to your questions!

BASIC SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

9:00am: Drive in convoy or vans from Aqua Adventures Kayak Center in San Diego, to Ensenada, Baja

12:00pm: Stop in Ensenada for lunch

2:00pm: Complete the short drive to our festival site and settle in

3:00pm: Short paddle for those who want to get the weekend started!

7:00pm: Dinner at a local restaurant (not included in cost)

SATURDAY

7-8:00am: Breakfast buffet and pack-your-own-lunch buffet (included with registration)

9:00am: Students meet with coaches

4:00pm: All classes return to Festival site

5:00pm: Tequila tasting

6:00 pm Taco Dinner at local restaurant (included with registration)

Campfire??

SUNDAY

7-8:00am: Breakfast buffet and pack-your-own-lunch buffet (included with registration)

9:00am: Students meet with coaches

3:00pm: All classes return to Festival site

4:30pm: Bus departs to winery for presentation and dinner (included with registration)

MONDAY

7-8:00am: Breakfast buffet and pack-your-own-lunch buffet (included with registration)

9:00am: Students meet with coaches

3:00pm: All classes return to Festival site.  First vehicles back to the US will depart shortly afterwards.

9-10:00pm:  Arrival back at Aqua Adventures in San Diego.  We offer the option to extend your stay in Baja!  See Below:

TUESDAY to WEDNESDAY

Optional Overnight trip to Todos Santos Islands!  We'll pack up Tuesday morning and head along the coast to the point, then make the 3 mile crossing to the islands where we explore by land and sea and spend the night.  We'll return to base camp on Wednesday, returning to San Diego by 9 or 10 pm.  For qualified participants, BCU 3* assessment and 4* assessment may be taken during this trip.  All meals are included on this trip.

 

 

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Contact Information

Please contact Jen Kleck for answers to questions about this event in English: jenkleck@hotmail.com

Favor de contactar a Victor León para información en Español: shawii_ens@hotmail.com

Online Reservations!

Sponsorships

Sponsors are welcome to inquire about opportunities to work with the festival!

Please contact Jen Kleck at Aqua Adventures +01(619)523-9577 for more information!