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LoCo ‘Yaks is a non-profit Lorain County Kayak & Paddle Sports Group providing fun, safe & eco-friendly open-water instruction and educational adventures for all ages and abilities while promoting the maintenance and preservation of our natural waterways. We are dedicated to the spirit of paddling and experiencing the quiet beauty of the undisturbed habitats surrounding our hectic everyday lives.
We encourage and help those who are new to or interested in kayaking. Whether it be purchasing the right gear, knowing the necessary equipment to get you paddling, or even taking an afternoon trip to see if kayaking is right for you...... Which if you've come this far, it probably is.
The core of LoCo 'Yaks consists of three ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructors: Stephanee Moore, Robb Koscho, and Josh Notley. With over 15 years of combined paddling experience, the majority of our on-water time is spent exploring local rivers and Lake Erie's Ohio Coastline. Through The LoCo 'Yak Shak, LLC, we now offer private lessons, group classes, guided local tours, and overnight adventures.
If you want to learn not only kayaking, but also proper technique and safety awareness, we are your first stop to paddling nerd-vana. Learn the correct strokes to maximize your efficiency on the water, what to do if you find yourself suddenly swimming, and even the necessary equipment to buy or not buy.
We can't wait to see you on the water!