Crosscurrents Kayak

Individual and small-group instruction.
Tailored to meet the needs of
new and developing kayakers.

Up your skills. Up your confidence. Up your fun.

Crosscurrents Kayak specializes in customized instruction for new and developing sea kayak enthusiasts on Central Vancouver Island. Owner and operator Caroline Ross is a Paddle Canada certified instructor who works with individuals and small groups to teach and refine the skills you need to stay safe, paddle smoothly and keep smiling on the water — including strokes, maneuverability, rescues, route planning, navigation and more.

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Articles, upcoming events, tips & tricks, trip logs, ocean flora and fauna and more!

Purple, Brown, Orange and Red: The Multi-Coloured Mystery of Ochre Sea Stars

Ochre sea stars are the most common sea stars found in the waters around Vancouver Island, and we see them in three distinct colours: purple, orange, and red-brown. What causes one ochre star to be purple while its neighbour is orange and the next star over is brown? Scientists don’t know for sure what causes…

Warm Hands for Winter Paddling

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome as a year-round paddler here on Vancouver Island is keeping my hands warm. I have Raynaud’s Syndrome in my hands, which means the blood vessels spasm and constrict in colder temperatures, leaving my fingers white, numb and largely useless. Cold, damp conditions, like we have here on the…

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