River Kayaking Course List & Short Descriptions

River Kayaking Courses

RK 101: River Kayaking Basics - Not offered for 2024 season

Whether you've never been in a kayak before or you feel the need to start over -- this beginning river kayaking course gives you the best possible start.

RK 120: River Kayak Training Trips Part 1 - Not offered for 2024 season

Introductory white water trips designed to provide a non-threatening, fun way to get a taste of the joys of kayaking on rivers. This is a one-day course for kayakers who have already started rolling and paddling in flat water.

RK 206: River Kayak Training Trips Part 2 - Not offered for 2024 season

Surf standing waves and feel the thrill of acceleration as you peel out across strong eddylines. This two-day course gives students the experience needed to start going on Class II white water river kayaking trips with friends and clubs.

Other Kayak Courses & Events For River Kayakers

Whitewater Events Sponsored by K.A.

Pool Practice

An informal and social practice session

SK/RK 103: Beginning Level Kayak Roll Training

This is a beginning rolling lesson. Doesn't matter if you're a river kayaker or sea kayaker, if you've never rolled a kayak up before or you used to be able to roll but lost it, this is the roll training for you

SK/RK 203: Intermediate Level Kayak Roll Training - Not offered for 2024 season

This rolling lesson is for both river and sea kayakers. You must already have about 50% success rate on your roll

SK/RK 303: Combat Roll Training - Not offered for 2024 season

Get your roll working when it really counts - when it's not just practice.

SK 213: Tidal Rapids Training

...in Deception Pass!
Apply river kayaking skills to long boats in tidal rapids! One full day of playing in the amazing tide race at Deception Pass, WA

SK/RK 223: Ocean Surf Kayaking

Ride waves, carve turns, and learn to surf in a kayak. Surfing is the best bracing practice there is, and it's an outrageously fun time!

Wed. Evening River Trips & Flat-water Coaching

Class II whitewater trips and roll practice sessions for Kayak Academy & WKC alumni

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