Learn to Race

Rates: $125
Dates: Select Thursdays
Age: 16+


Racing is a fun way to get out on the water, connect with other paddlers, challenge ourselves and develop our fitness.

Whether you paddle a single kayak, a double kayak or a surfski join us in this course and get introduced to racing.

At Jericho Beach, the Waverchaser Race takes place every Thursday evening throughout the summer.
Joining a race for the first time can be a little intimidating, so we are here to guide you, explain the written and unwritten rules, help develop your technique and introduce you to the community and this fun event!

We will meet over two Thursdays and spend the first Thursday seeing how the race logistics work and developing our own forward stroke technique, learning about pacing and learning techniques to keep the race fun and rewarding.
On the second Thursday, we will participate in the Wavechaser race together, so we will meet beforehand, get ourselves and our equipment ready, check in together and head to the starting line-up together. After the race, we can debrief and ask any questions, so we feel ready to do this again next time


$125 (includes boat & gear rental)

+ Wavechaser registration fee for the second night ($5)

2024 Dates

Thursdays 6:15-8:15pm

  • Session A: May 23 & 30
  • Session B: June 6 & 13
  • Session C: June 27, July 4
  • Session D: July 18 & 25
  • Session E: August 8 & 15


Previous paddling experience is essential.

Participants must be familiar with basic kayaking skills ideally including assisted rescues.

Cancellation Policy

Plans change, things happen. We get it!

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy page to see the notice we need in order to cancel your booking.

In any case, we do appreciate it if you could let us know sooner than later if you are planning to cancel so we can give your spot to somebody else if possible.

Local Paddling Races

Wavechaser at Jericho Beach

Wavechaser takes place every Thursday evening at 7pm throughout the summer at Jericho Beach.

You can find details and registration links here.

We offer discounted kayak and surfski rentals for wavechaser participants. See here for details


Tuesday Night Race at Deep Cove / Cates Park

As the name says the Tuesday Night Race (TNR) takes place every week on Tuesdays ay 7pm. In the early season, it runs at Deep Cove, and moves to Cates Park during the core season (July & August).

You can find details and registration links here.

TNR is organized by our sister location Deep Cove Kayak and is the largest weekly paddlesport event in North America!