Rock, Surf, Race!


The shorelines of Connecticut and Rhode Island offer diverse opportunities to explore a variety of open water environments to include rocks, surf and races. Join us for three days of open water skills development focused on helping you perform better in these complex and dynamic coastal environments. Rather than focusing on specific technique, we intend to individualize the coaching experience by delivering sessions that promote competency and confidence in tide races, shore surf and rock gardens; different environments that often draw on similar fundamentals.

Therefore, ‘Rock, Surf, Race’ will not rely on a predetermined outline or series of ‘classes;’ rather, venues and daily content will be dictated by the environment and the needs/interests of the paddlers. By maintaining a low instructor/paddler ratio the coaching staff will be able to focus on individual development and work with paddlers to craft long term action plans. As the program will be conducted in open water venues paddlers should be able to maneuver and conduct rescues in 10-15 knots of wind and 2-4 foot seas.

The course will be based out of the fabled Groton House – a grand and historic Victorian home on the shores of the Fishers Island Sound. IMG_2552

Costs are $525 w/o housing and $625 w/housing (shared room). Dates: May 31st – June 3rd.

If you have further questions please contact Todd Johnstone-Wright at [email protected] or to register contact Osprey Sea and Surf Kayak Adventures at [email protected] or 508-636-0300 Space is limited.

Coaching/Instructional Staff:

The coaching/instructional staff is comprised of accomplished paddlers, coaches and instructors, who have been selected because of their love of paddlesport, diverse perspectives, and their commitment to the coaching process and long term athlete development.

Carl Ladd

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor

ACA Level 4 Open Water Instructor Trainer

Wilderness First Aid

Gerry Polinsky

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor

Wilderness First Aid

Don Cheyette

UKCC Level 2 Coach

BCU 5 Star Sea

BCU 4 Star Canoe

Wilderness EMT

Todd Johnstone-Wright

BCU Level 5 Coach Sea

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator

ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer

ACA Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor

Wilderness EMT/Educator


Shop Open by Appointment until April 1st

The shop will be open by appointment for the off season. If you need gear, boats and boards, repair work, or have any questions on things we have in stock, feel free to give us a call at the shop line at 508-636-0300, or send us an email at [email protected] In the email, include a preferred time and topic of interest, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. It’s no trouble at all, so feel free to drop us a line!

Holiday Package Deals are Here!!

Valid through December 24th, 2015


End of Year Boards Still Available!

Looking to pick up that extra board for the winter, or looking to prepare for next season? Come on down to the shop to check out our end of year used boards sale! Plenty of boards still available for all paddlers, introductory to advanced

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End of Season Used Paddle Sale is Here!

Check out our sale on used paddles by Werner, SIC and more. Call the shop for details. image1 image3 image4 image6

Used Boat and Board List Release!

It’s the end of the season and our rental retirement sale is up and running! All of our used boats are looking for good homes, so look for big discounts! All boats are released on the dates listed, but we will take a $200 deposit to hold them. Give us a call at the shop if you’re interested!

Osprey 2015 Used Gear Sale

Tax Free Holiday Sale August 15th-16th!

Boats and Boards 10-25% off

SIC Carbon Boards 25% off

Paddles 10-25% off

Neoprene, Spraywear, Lifejackets, Sunglasses 20% off


Come see us at Fogland Beach in Tiverton, RI

Looking for a new place to paddle? Come see our new rental trailer at Fogland Beach! Check out this gorgeous section of beach on one of our kayaks or paddle boards. Same great staff, same great service.

Summer Sale July 1st – July 12th

Looking for that new Boat or Board? Looking to replace that old wetsuit? The Osprey Summer Sale is just for you!

10%-30% off NEW Stand Up Paddleboards and 20% off Accessories

10%-20% off Touring Kayaks and 20% off Accessories

15% off all Fishing Kayaks

20% off all Wetsuits and Neoprene Clothing


2015 ACA Instructor Training & Certification Courses

Osprey Sea & Surf Adventures is an American Canoe Association Professional Paddle Sports School. We offer personal paddling training courses, assessments & instructor certifications for all levels of ACA Sea Kayak & Stand Up Paddle instruction. Check out this seasons schedule below or contact us if your organization would like us to create a program for you. For more detailed information about each program follow the link to our ACA Certification page.

ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak ICE – May 2nd & 3rd

ACA Level 2 Kayak ICW – May 21st – 23rd

ACA Level 1 & 2 SUP ICW – May 23rd – 25th

ACA Level 1& 2 Kayak ICW – June 2nd – 4th

ACA Trip Leader Training & Assessment – June 25th – 26th

ACA Level 3 & 4 IDW – July 7th – 10th

ACA Level 3 & 4 ICE – September 25th-27th

ACA Personal Skills Assessments can be scheduled by appointment April – November.


Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures
489 Old County Rd.
Westport, MA 02790

American Canoe Association, Canoe and Kayak Recreation

Our Instructors are American Canoe Association (ACA) certified, British Canoe Union (BCU) coaching certified, or both

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