KAYAK LESSONS

Whether you are a green paddler looking to make the transition from from recreational kayaks into sleeker racing craft, or an experienced racer who wants to improve performance, TWOGOOD KAYAKS’ lessons, paddling camps, and seminars can help you.

Twogood Kayaks Hawaii conducts an extensive array of kayaking programs. These cover the entire spectrum of sit-on-top kayaking from teaching the beginner how to hold the paddle to coaching national caliber racers in the finer points of technique, training, and tactics, as well as surf entry and exit skills, and open ocean racing skills.

Starting Strokes! Beginner/Refresher

This is the start of something wonderful! Classes will be held on calm water in Kailua. In this class you’ll learn about the different types of kayaks and their uses, as well as about different types of paddles, accessories, and safety gear. You’ll also learn all the strokes you’ll need to know so you’ll be in full control of your boat, and how to properly exit your kayak and re-board it after a swim! Ages now teaching are 12 years to 112 years old!

Strokes: forward, reverse, sweeps, braces, and draws.

Sea Skills! Intermediate/Ocean Fun

After Starting Strokes or some experience on the water get ready for a class introducing you to our wonderful ocean environment. We will review strokes, assess currents, tides, safe passage through reefs and waves, entering/exiting small surf zones (weather permitting). Learn how to plan, prepare for, and enjoy a safe paddling excursion on the open ocean. Call us to for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Cowabunga! ~ Surf Skills

Surfing is fun! So, this four hour class will reinforce and develop all of your strokes and braces while teaching you the skills and judgment that you’ll need to know to really have fun in the surf and remain under control when you are entering and leaving the surf-zone. Call us to for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Stroke Mechanics

The ideal lesson for the enthusiastic paddler who wants to become more efficient with their stroke and become a faster kayaker. This class is three hours and besides just improving your stroke, it also includes a video taping of your stroke before and after the class so you can even see the improvement. Call us for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Race Skills Camps

Our paddling camps are our most successful program. In our camps, you will be staying in a modern vacation house on one of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world with a TWOGOOD KAYAKS surf-ski for your exclusive use .

You will get at least two hours (usually 3+ hours) of expert kayak instruction each morning and spend the rest of the day doing whatever you choose in our tropical island paradise. When you leave, you will get a $300 discount if you decide to purchase a new TWOGOOD Kayak! An amazing value when you consider that it would cost hundreds more just to stay in High-Rise Alley (Waikiki) for the same time!

All of our race skills courses are taught by Bob Twogood, former National Champion and current University of Hawaii instructor.

We have separate camps designed to accommodate all levels of experience.

1 Week Race Skills Camp – $1450.00

This course will benefit any paddler from the 20 year veteran to the newest racer. We focus heavily on each of the topics that will directly improve the speed and endurance kayakers wanting to go faster. 
Package includes:<

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations near beautiful Kailua Beach.
  • Surf-ski rental for 7 days
  • 5 days of kayak racing skills classes and expeditions
  • Option to purchase a TWOGOOD KAYAKS surf-ski at a $300.00 discount!

Some of the topics covered: video stroke analysis, paddle design related to stroke mechanics, stroke mechanics in detail, exercises to develop good technique, pre-race preparation, race strategy, nutrition, planning your training schedule, cross training.

Please call us at 808-262-5656 for more information!

1 Week Ocean Skills Camp – $1450

Get ready for the Molokai World Championships! Open ocean racing is a skill developed only with practice, and the learning curve is shortened dramatically with help from a paddler experienced in the ways of the ocean and paddling. In this camp, you’ll send 5 days focusing exclusively on becoming more skilled in using the ocean to help you rather than spending your energy fighting it. If you plan on racing on the open sea, this camp will be a huge benefit. 
Package includes:

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations near beautiful Kailua Beach.
  • Surf-ski rental for 7 days
  • 5 days of open ocean classes and paddling in the Molokai Channel.
  • Option to purchase a TWOGOOD KAYAKS surf-ski at a $300.00 discount!

Please call us at 808-262-5656 for more information!

Race Skills Clinic

This clinic is geared for paddlers looking to get faster, so you will spend the first day on stroke mechanics and the second day on training methods and race tactics. We’ll also give you exercises which will continue to improve your style and speed after you leave the class. Call us at 8-8-262-5656 for more information or to schedule a clinic.

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(808) 262-5656

134 B Hamakua Dr

Kailua, HI, 96734