Bad Ass Babes Rough Water Weekend

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Date(s) - Aug 21 - Aug 23
4 pm

Long Island Sound


Bad Ass Babes is our new offering, meant for paddlers who want to paddle with confidence in rough water or kayak surfing. Designed for those seeking an introduction to rough water and those who already have some rough water & kayak surfing experience but wish to up their game, Bad Ass Babes emphasizes fun & safety in some of the most dynamic waters on the East coast. This event is sponsored by Kayak Waveology, winner of Sea Kayaker Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Kayak School and Best Tour Company in the Northeast.


  • Hairdo Preservation: Edging & Bracing
    • Learn to trust your brace & edge more deeply & consistently
  • Rolling in Conditions
    • It’s just like rolling in flat water, only more fun! We’ll tune you up
  • Rough Water Rescue Practicum
    • Have confidence you can help your friends in any waters
  • Bad Ass Class full class description

    • Day 1, Intro to Rough Water
      • We start on flat water & sneak our way into some bumpy stuff
    • Day 2, Bigger, Bolder, Better: Paddling the Tidal Race
      • The tidal race offers a variety of conditions to suit your level

Room & board:

This weekend is a blend of ease & adventure for women who want to take their kayaking to the next level.

We provide one dinner and two breakfasts. The meals are real food cooked by us, incorporating locally-sourced & organic food. And no balancing paper plates on your knees–we’ll dine at a table with real plates and silverware. We may be bad ass babes, but we like to relax in style.

We’ll be sharing cabins at Camp Wightman, a private facility. We

Where the bad ass babes sleep

Our New England home for Babes with Blades

have three rustic cabins, each one able to sleep 10 paddlers. We’ll also have use of a lodge with a kitchen, woodstove, and spacious gathering space.

The launch sites are in the village harbor, with convenient parking & access to a nearby coffee shop.


We are still developing the curriculum for this weekend & may add classes. Subscribe to this page for updates, sign up for the mailing list, or just give us a call at 443-579-5079.


Bookings are closed for this event. Please call 443-579-5079 to join the wait list.

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