Blazing Paddles, the only dragon boat team in Broward county, offers FREE dragon boat lessons to those who want to try the sport every Saturday at 11am at Holland Park in Hollywood, FL.
Do you love the water? Looking to cross train or get involved in a team sport? Experience the excitement of dragon boating with Blazing Paddles! It's a great workout for core, cardio and all-around fitness. No previous experience required. They provide the paddles and the life vests.
Free parking is on the east end of the park. Please confirm before traveling to the park. If the team is racing or if the weather intervenes, practice may be canceled! Please call to learn about the practices held on other days. If you can’t come on Saturday morning, please contact them about other options. No charge, but donations to our 501(c)(3) charity are gratefully accepted.
What to bring: Water or a sports drink, sunscreen (you will get plenty of Vitamin D on the water!) and a good attitude.
What to wear: Dragon boating is a water sport. Dress as you would to go canoeing or kayaking. Some people wear sunglasses and/or a hat. Participants are required to wear a life jacket. Wear clothing that can get wet.
What: We will quickly go over the paddling stroke, boat etiquette, safety procedures and some basic boating commands. Then it's out on the water to try your hand at it! You will get to practice the stroke, experience a simulation of a typical race and get a feel for what it's like to be part of a dragon boat racing crew. We will bring you back to the dock by about noon and answer any questions you may have.
Who is Blazing Paddles? Members come from all walks of life, all ages, and all backgrounds. They train hard but have fun, on and off the water. Established in 1999, the team is the reigning champion of several paddling titles!
**Please Note: This is every Saturday unless the team is racing.**