UMD Sea Kayaking

New Jets in UMD Pool Simulate Surfing, Rafting Waves for Training

It has one setting for swimmers to practice in smaller waves, another for surfers to work on maneuvers, and the last setting -- river flow similar to whitewater rafting and sea kayaking.

DULUTH, Minn.- Thanks to upgraded jets, the pool in UMD’S Sports and Health Center can now better train kayakers, surfers, and swimmers in rough water conditions through their Rec Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP). The lap pool now has a “flow pump” system. It has one setting for swimmers to practice in smaller waves, another for surfers to work on maneuvers,…

Sea Kayakers Trained to Guide Tours, Teach Skills in UMD Instructor Course

Coordinators say with more people trying new outdoor activities lately, the demand for more experienced guides is growing.

DULUTH, Minn.- While many people are anxious to get out and hit the water for fun as summer heats up, some are excited to lead others through sea and coastal kayaking tours throughout the Northland. It’s the last day of the UMD kayaking course off Park Point. But these students are hoping to become teachers, and help guide people sea…