River Kayaking 120, River Kayak Trips: Part 1
Due to risks of COVID19 we are not offering river kayaking classes at this time
If you've started rolling and can keep a river kayak going straight in flat water -- you're ready for this taste of the fun. Your roll doesn't need to be perfected, just having worked on it enough to understand hip snap and bracing that is needed for this level experience. This course will maximize your time on the river. To assure you'll receive individual instruction, we limit our class size. Before getting into current, we'll review the strokes and boat edging you'll need in flat water.
Our goal is to make this an easy, confidence building transition from flat water to a mild whitewater environment. On rivers, the level of difficulty is mainly determined by the volume of water flow and gradient of the river bed. This makes the river environment so consistent that guidebooks can rate the level of difficulty for a given section of a river, and river kayakers can choose to run just the sections that are appropriate for their skill. We'll choose runs where you won't be bored, but you won't be scared senseless either. You will get hands-on white water kayaking experience including running Class II to Class II+ rapids (rivers are classified I to VI in ascending order of difficulty).
In addition to getting some whitewater trip experience, you'll practice peeling out of eddies, ferrying across the river, catching eddies, surfing standing waves, and reading moving water. With these skills and a good roll you'll be ready for our next progression in river play, RK 206 course.
Location: TBA (depends on water levels)
Duration: 1 day
Class Size: 5
Tuition: $275.00 (includes free use of dry suit, booties, and scull cap)
Dry Suit Rental: No Charge - Included with tuition
Kayak Rental: $50.00 for the day, plus tax. Boat is delivered to the lesson. Rental includes boat, paddle, PFD, helmet, spray skirt, and rear float bags.
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