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Basic stroke training, quiet water, Lake Woodlands, June 18 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Phil Salvador
Organizer and leader
HASK Training
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Available Slots:
No Fee
This training offers an opportunity to learn and practice basic paddle strokes (e.g. forward, sweep, draw, brace).

If time, interest and energy permit, some maneuvering strokes can be covered (e.g. bow and stern rudder, low brace turn)

If you normally paddle with a spray skirt, you can bring and wear one, just for practice.  With a spray skirt you can push strokes that incorporate edging, but it is not necessary to your learning.

All sorts of paddling craft are acceptable.

Environmental hazards - mainly heat and sun.  Bring water and dress appropriately. If thunderstorms look possible I may have to postpone or cancel.  Water quality deemed acceptable for surface work and occasional capsize.

I am restricting students to 4, plus me, This is the biggest group I can properly and safely teach paddle strokes by myself.  If other HASK folk want to join as instructors I will increase the event head count.

There is a good parking lot and changing /restrooms at Northshore Park.  I would like to launch as close to 9 AM as possible. 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

 Launch location  Northshore Park, Lake Woodlands, The Woodlands
 Lead instructor

Phil Salvador

Assistant instructor None yet
Trip rating

Level 1

Ready to Launch at

9 AM

Duration (hours)

3 ish.  Partly depending on energy level - this will be a bit of hard work!

Paddling Miles


 Latest expected return  1 PM

Maximum participants

 5 (4 students plus Phil)
 Emergency initiator Christiane Salvador, 512-923-7700

Emergency #s

911, Montgomery County Sheriff's office (936) 760-5800

  Auto Description / Lic #  Silver Honda CR-V TX JLX 7922

Distance from Downtown Houston

Approx 37 miles to NNW

3rd Party fees (camping, etc.)



* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.
   Event Report, Basic Stroke Training, Lake Woodlands, June 18 2024

HASK-ACA Event Report, Basic Stroke Training, Lake Woodlands, June 18 2024

2024.06.18_Basic Strokes.TheWoodlands

This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.


Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully.  You give up substantial rights when you sign it.

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  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 


Guests of HASK members participating in this event – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $10 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.