Experience the Dark Art of the Skinny Stick

Explore the foundation skills of the extensive Greenland rolling repertoire: layback, forward, and sculling rolls with the paddle, norsaq, hand, and more!

Experience the elegance and ease of Greenland strokes: canted, sliding, vertical, bow & stern sweeps, bow & stern rudders, sculling draws.

Learn the balance brace, sculling brace, and chest scull, as well as low, high, and deep pry brace recoveries.

Build and practice skills. In this 2-day workshop, we will begin with a thorough breakdown of how the roll works on the land, followed by in-water coaching. We'll discuss the design features of the stick and how it functions best, and then we'll try it on the water with a strokes component. Each day we will practice what you have learned and build on that foundation.

Greenland Paddling

Beginners to Advanced. Workshops are geared to all levels of rolling ability. Beginners will come away with an understanding of the foundation of rolling. Advanced rollers will have a deeper understanding of small details that allow for a breakthrough on their rolling path. Mentors will be able to add to their tool box. Our small group size allows for personal coaching.

See our Itinerary for dates and locations. Come Roll with us!

Your Instructors


Cheri Perry
Cheri Perry

Cheri's strength lies in being able to break down the rolling mechanics into small understandable pieces, making rolling easily achievable. Cheri competed in the Greenland National Kayaking Championships in both 2004 & 2005 and has taught skinny stick skills worldwide. Partner of Kayak Ways LLC and contributer of "This is the Roll” 1 & 2.

Liz Johnson
Liz Johnson

Liz truly enjoys helping others build confidence and skills while learning to assess conditions in outdoor environments. She is a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, ACA Instructor, and has British Canoeing and International Sea Kayak Guides Association certifications. In winter, Liz has worked as a PSIA alpine instructor and adaptive skiing volunteer.


See our PDF of What to Bring. You will be asked to sign our Waiver & Release before class begins.