Do you want to learn how to efficiently paddle using a traditional "skinny stick"?
Trying to learn to roll or finally perfect that forward finishing hand roll? Always wanted to throw a harpoon or paddle a traditional skin-on-frame qajaq? TRAQS is the event for you whether you're just starting or you're an advanced paddler.
TRAQS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to spread the joy, benefits and cultural aspects of Greenland paddling in Florida. We adhere to the Greenlandic and QajaqUSA principles of mentoring and sharing our passion, skills and knowledge.
Thanks to all our fantastic participants and mentors for making TRAQS 2023 such a joyful success. TRAQS 2024 will happily take place again at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center May 2-5, 2024.
This will be our 8th annual immersive Greenland kayaking weekend that includes paddling and rolling skills, presentations, morning yoga, kayak games, exposure to Inuit culture and of course our auction with items generously contributed by businesses, mentors and participants to help sustain this event.
We are very excited that the terrific Tim Gallaway will join us again as a special Guest Mentor. We are also very happy for the return of our paddle making class led by Don Beale.
TRAQS is also a terrific opportunity to meet other kayakers. Join us in a warm (temperature and atmosphere) and nurturing environment. Enjoy the camaraderie while learning and sharing kayaking techniques and skills.
Whether you are local to Florida, or are looking for a personal or family winter get-away, this event, modeled after The Delmarva Paddlers Retreat, offers a paddler a wonderful weekend of enjoyment.
Come join us and be a part of a growing paddling community.
We will be following CDS Guidelines regarding COVID-19 for TRAQS 2023. A resurgence in the virus may require changes to protect the health and safety of our participants. Given our general demographic and the close nature of rolling instruction, we think this is the prudent path to take to keep everyone safe.
Check out this great video from TRAQS 2022