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Topic: NEW 2010 DATES! MBK Kayakfishing Intro/Safety and Surf Class  (Read 3657 times)

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As the season approaches it's a great time to field test gear, work out the cobwebs and sharpen our skills.If you're just getting started in the sport this class will get you ready for safe and productive ocean kayakfishing.In order to accommodate different needs and experience levels, MBK will be offering the class in two components.First, the half-day intro/rig/rescue class will cover basic paddle strokes, rigging/outfitting, assisted and self-recovery (self rescue).The second half-day component covers launching and landing in the surf, bracing and side-surfing.

The class will include: kayaks,paddles,helmets,wetsuits,paddle jackets and PFD, if you don't already have your own. Sorry, no discount for bringing your own equipment as you are primarily paying for instructor's time at a reduced rate from all our other classes already.

MBK is a great area to demo boats and test your skills in the surf.The surf pretty much gets incrementally larger as you paddle north toward the hotel.This would be a great intro for beginners and a refresher for vets with tips on launching and landing at technically challenging surf launches from an expert instructor.

This is NOT an actual fishing class, so leave rods and tackle at home unless you plan to fish before or after the class.You may want to bring your own surf wetsuit (I will be wearing a 4/3 mm full suit) or dry suit. NO hip or chest waders please. You may also outfit and bring thigh braces for your kayak.

The class will be offered the second Saturday of each month...March 13, April 10, May8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 8, Nov 13

Call MBK at 1-800-649-5357 and tell them you want to register for Aaron's intro to kayak fishing and/or surf and safety for kayakfishing class or sign up online...

http://www.montereybaykayaks.com/go_kayaking/fishing.lasso#rigfish

See you on the water!  :surf
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 09:55:01 AM by Aaron »
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awesome. I think it's time for a refresher on my self & assisted rescues.
See you on one of those dates, probably in April.
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Thanks Aaron, will try to get in on one this year.

Any dates for the MBK fishing derby?
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We don't have a final date set for the derby yet, but it will probably be a weekend day in August.I'll let you know as soon as I hear about it.
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Hey Aaron!  Do the classes have to be full to proceed, or if say i'm the only one to show up, it will still be a go?  Thinking about taking the May 8th class... :smt003


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Hey Aaron!  Do the classes have to be full to proceed, or if say i'm the only one to show up, it will still be a go?  Thinking about taking the May 8th class... :smt003

If you plan on going to Shelter this year you should take every class avail!!!! :smt044


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Quiet you, this topic is for KAYAKERS!  :tongue:


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If you plan on going to Shelter this year you should take every class avail!!!! :smt044
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Youch!!! that's cold Andy.  :smt005 I would recommend this to anyone new to ocean kayaking particularly if heading to Shelter Cove.
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Hey Aaron!  Do the classes have to be full to proceed, or if say i'm the only one to show up, it will still be a go?  Thinking about taking the May 8th class... :smt003

Hi Al, We just need two people signed up for the class to go.

Now get out there and catch a fatty MBK WSB!  :smt003
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im thinkin mine is gonna be the april class ,be in touch soon
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Hi Aaron,

I would be very interested in this since I am a Newbie. You mentioned "Thigh Braces", I have been wanting to get some for my Tarpon 160 SOT, what is a good type (brand).

Thanks for your help,

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if you're planning to get salty this season, you'd be wise to sign up and get a dose of reallty first. :smt002
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Hey Aaron,

Any chance of holding an "intermediate" surf class, for those of us who think we know what we're doing, but want to push our skills a bit more than the intro class?

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Hey Aaron,

Any chance of holding an "intermediate" surf class, for those of us who think we know what we're doing, but want to push our skills a bit more than the intro class?

-Allen

Allen - I have taken the class twice and got more from the second time. The instructors (Aaron, Holokai, Scott) last year were excellent. I will take it again this year but only attend the surf session after lunch. In the morning I will be fishing for dinner. They have a surf zone 1 & 2 classes also at MBK but I like the kayak safety class Aaron has put together because kayak anglers are usually not trying to surf waves, we are trying to get in without surfing.  :smt005 Scott
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Thanks Scott,

Maybe I'll join you for the apres-lunch session.  If there are enough of us, then it becomes an "intermediate class" by default, right?  I'd like to bring a few different kayaks that I use and try them out in the same conditions to get a relative feel.  I'm sure Aaron could put something together for us, right Aaron?   :smt006

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