Spain April 2011. Sea kayak symposium on the Costa Brava.
Nigel was instructing at San Diego's Aqua-Adventures Symposium at Mission Bay March 2011! Fun on the water, live music around the beach fire... fireworks across the bay... (Photographer Michael Franklin peers from left... he's currently working in China)
Nigel and Kristin were in Florida instructing and presenting at the Sweetwater Kayaks Symposium, February 2011! Having moved premises to a great waterfront location, and skipping the 2009 symposium, Sweetwater Kayaks was set up in the new symposium location in time for 2010. (see "news")
Nigel instructed at the West Michigan Sea Kayaking Symposium 28-31 May 2010 (image Florida...) He also gave his "Stepping Stones" slide presentation and signed books...
thanks to all concerned!
Some 2010 dates with Portland Kayak Company... April 10/11 (in Portland, directional control) June 12-13. (kayak control in Portland) followed by June 14-15 (on the Oregon coast...) October 2/3 (in Portland) more info?
Charleston SC. Nigel will be presenting and instructing kayaking classes through the 20th canoe and kayak festival at James Island Park, Charleston, 15-18 April 2010. Enroll on classes through the County Park web-site.
Venice and Italy 2009
Nigel and Kristin were instructing and leading tours in Italy, May 31- June 7th 2009. Thinking about 2010? Look out for updates on the bibionekayak site. On 31st May wasbe the famous race and tour around the city of Venice. We followed this route, along with thousands of others from around the World, and would love to have you along another time! For more information about that event (which you can tie in with bibionekayak) check the Vogalonga site After Vogalonga was a menu of watery visits to historic towns, restaurants and classes with Nigel and Kristin on the warm Adriatic Sea or the sheltered lagoon on the other side of the sand-beach island. The event culminated in the 2nd Italian International Sea Kayak Symposium and the 1st Blue Lagoon Kayak Marathon. Why not join the fun?
Some 2009 dates... June 13, Directional control (Portland) June 14, Blending Strokes (Portland): , June 15-16 Coastal Paddling Oregon. Image by Joel Rogers
Sweetwater Kayaks of St Petersburg Floridawill be holding their Paddling Symposium from 24th-28th February 2010. This will be an all-embracing symposium including not only the usual sea kayaking, but also offering classes in open canoe, sit-on-top fishing, and paddle-boarding. Check out Sweetwater Kayaksfor more details!
Aqua-Adventures of San Diego California run a great symposium at the end of March or early April each year withskills classes on flat water, surf sessions on the coast, live music around the evening fire-pit and a host of fun instructors from around the world. Meet Nigel at the next symposium, March 2010!
Always a good event for meeting new people and making connections. Instructors and friends headed south after the 2008 event to play along Jen Kleck's favorite local coastal playground in Baja Mexico...
Iceland 2008! Nigel and Kristin visited Iceland late May and early June 2008! Check out Kristin's blog entry for some different aspects of a wonderful and special visit!
Charleston South Carolina is a great place to be in April! Nigel offers classes and presentations at the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival on James Island, April 17-19 2009. For more details check out the "Charleston County Park and Rec. Commission" site. 2008 saw a wonderful festival with a great crowd of fun people taking classes, attending presentations and test-paddling kayaks. I can't wait for the 2009 event!
Orust Kayaks Sweden....
Sweden is one of Nigel's "must-go-to" destinations. He visits every summer. Why not take the opportunity this year to enjoy five days touring the west coast archipelago with Nigel and Kristin?
We'll choose interesting places to camp on the islands, work on new paddling skills and fine-tune old ones as we travel north.
Orust kayaks coordinate these tours. There were two West Coast Tours in 2008 in August followed by the west coast Sweden weekend paddling festival on the island of Orust. We will be running a tour in 2009 immediately prior to Stockentraffen at Orust Kajak.
Seattle Area Classes run periodically with the Seattle Mountaineers Club. Contact Seattle Mountaineers for details.
Ocean River on Vancouver Island BC hosted classes April 13, 14th and 15th 2007. There was also a slide presentation on Friday April 13th by Nigel and Kristin on sea kayaking with Ice Bears, with donations applied to the WWF specifically to help protect polar bears. Ocean River has already expressed interest in having Nigel back next year... please let them know if you would be interested to attend skills classes, surf classes or rough water classes. (1-800-909-4233, or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kano and Kajak Butikken, Charlottenlund Denmark May 17 2007 click on www.kajak.dk
Kajakhotellet Copenhagen Denmark. On the morning of 18th May 2007 Nigel offered an on-water class with Kayakhotellet, with the opportunity to test-paddle Point65 Kayaks with Nigel Foster during the afternoon. There are some photos on the Kajakhotellet site. (Kajakhotellet sells both Point65 and Nigel Foster kayaks.)
Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium, Isle of Skye, May 07