Performance Paddling is the art and science of maximizing efficiency, especially in the forward stroke.   Efficiency increases speed, adds endurance, and reduces fatigue compared to poor technique.

NOVA and Bay Kayaking For Sea Kayaking Excellence

Bay Kayaking was established by Brian Blankinship as a Limited Liability Corporation in 2004 on the Chesapeake Bay.  The company provides top quality sea kayaking, surf ski, and performance paddling expertise to fine tune your technique for maximum power and efficiency.  Bay Kayaking's expert local guides have detailed knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay area and Eastern Shore, as well as years of experience leading trips.


NOVA (Northern Virginia) Kayaking - A subsidiary of Bay Kayaking

NOVA Kayaking opened after the company moved from the Chesapeake Bay to the Occoquan Reservoir in Woodbridge, VA.  Effectively the companies are one and the same.  Same excellent instruction, same relaxing tours, same wonderful trips.            

Brian Blankinship- Owner

Brian has been teaching kayaking since 1999.  He is an American Canoe Association (ACA) L4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor with Traditional Kayaking Endorsement, and British Canoe Union (BCU) 4 Star Paddler with over a decade of experience teaching kayaking.