Sea Kayaking in Currents – Advanced

Challenge your yourself on this 3-day intensive course taking place at some the best tidal current locations on British Columbia.

Surge, Okisollo, Steamboat, Hole in the Wall, and the list goes on.  The east side of Quadra Island is legendary in boating circles for its powerful currents.  Join us for 3 days of fun and challenging currents in this paddling mecca.  The icing on the cake is our base – Discovery Island Lodge, located just 15 minutes from Surge Narrows and featuring an on dock sauna, comfortable beds, and a spectacular kitchen overlooking the water.

Another option is to join us for an unforgettable trip to Skookumchuck! Skookumchuck is the Chinook name for strong or powerful water and is a world class surfing destination. On large tides, current speeds can exceed 16 knots resulting in massive waves, whirlpools, and boils. We run an advanced Skook course for advanced paddlers and an Intro to Skook course for intermediate paddlers.

Greenland paddles are welcome for all our courses. We encourage students to use the paddle they are most familiar with and wish to use in the future.

Cancellation Policy

Skill Level


  • Previous paddling experience in currents including comfort in crossing eddy lines, bracing in waves, boils, and whirlpools.
  • Additional prerequisites vary between programs. Please refer to the individual Course Information Packages or contact us by emails to discuss which program best suits your needs and experience.

Upcoming Courses

Advanced Current Course at Surge Narrows - Date: April 19-21 2023 (3 days)
Quadra Island and Discovery Island lodge
$800 CDN 

Course Notes:

Accommodation at Discovery Island Lodge on Quadra Island is included in the course fee for the night before the course and the following 2 nights for a total of 3 nights.

Students are responsible to bring their own food.

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Introduction to Skook Course - Date: July 24-27, 2023
Skookumchuck Rapids in Egmont on the BC Sunshine Coast
$875 CDN 

Course Notes:

Camping fees included.

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Advanced Skook Course - Date: August 22-25, 2023
Skookumchuck Rapids in Egmont on the BC Sunshine Coast
CDN $875 

Course Notes:

Camping fees included

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