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One of the best activities at the ACK Demo Days are the free clinics taught by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the industry. So this year, before heading out to the Demo Days, head to our Demo Page to see our full clinic schedule to mark and schedule those you want to attend.

Here are a few highlights of what you can expect:

How to Paddle

Austin, San Marcos, Houston, North Houston, Saturday @ 10 AM, Sunday @ 12 PM

If you’re new to paddling, or have been participating for a while but have been looking for that next step, learning correct paddling technique is essential. This classic, taught by representatives from Bending Branches, Werner, Ocean Kayak and Native Kayaks will show you proper grip, stroke and what paddle will suit you best for your adventure needs.By far our most popular clinic!

Kayak Camping

Austin, Saturday @ 10:30 AM

One of the great joys of kayaking is loading up for a weekend getaway with just you, your camping gear and the wilderness. In this clinic, taught by Cascade Designs, you’ll learn how to properly load your kayak to ensure that you can fit all your gear and keep it dry and safe! This is a must-see clinic for anyone looking to take their kayak on a camping trip any time soon.

Kayak Fishing

Austin, Saturday @ 3 PM and Sunday @ 2:45 PM // San Marcos, Saturday @ 1 PM and Sunday @ 12:30 PM and 2 PM // Houston, Saturday @ 11:30 AM and 1:45 PM, Sunday @ 1 PM and 2 PM // North Houston, Saturday @ 11:30 AM and 1 PM, Sunday @ 12:45 PM and 1:30 PM

There are many different aspects to kayak fishing, from proper technique to the variety of gear you’ll be using. If you’re a veteran angler or new to the angling world and are looking for a place to start this clinic will be sure to cover a range of topics, tips, and techniques that will help you out! Be sure to catch this clinic taught by Native Watercraft, Confluence, Viking Kayaks, and Johnson Outdoors in Austin, San Marcos, Houston and North Houston.

How to Load and Transport Your Kayak

Austin, Saturday @ 12 PM // San Marcos, Saturday @ 11:30 AM // Houston, Saturday @ 12:15 PM and Sunday @ 1:30 PM

You’ve got your kayak, you’ve got your gear but how the heck do you get everything to the water? Yakima Racks will cover the basics of car rack systems that will take you and your kayak where you need to go in this classic Demo Day clinic! Have a rack and not sure you’re loading your kayak properly? Proper loading techniques will also be featured! Get ready to hit the water safely and quickly with Yakima.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit our demo pages here.