Precision Whitewater Kayaking - Be the paddler that everyone admires as he(she) gracefully carves down the river. Some paddlers just get down river, muscling their way against the current. Learn to be the paddler that effortlessly catches every eddy and surfs every wave grinning from ear to ear and finishing the run fresh and ready to run it again. Equally important, develop the safety skills to be an asset to your paddling team on the river.
Why: FUN!!! Develop skills to run rivers with precision and accuracy.
Who: Beginning through advanced whitewater kayakers who want to improve their river running skills. (A roll and previous whitewater kayaking experience is necessary).
What: Two days of instruction on the river followed by a third day of a river run and play. For the first 2 days, we will "park and play" on a rapid as we drill in the skills of river running and river safety. On Skills and drills for the clinic will be customized to the participants' interests and needs including:
Peeling out of eddies and carving into them
Ferrying with precision
Surfing waves and wave holes
Rolling in moving water
Swiftwater Safety Skills
Special 3 day Precision River Running Class - January 19-21, 2013 - two days of intensive skills and training followed by a third day of a river run and play.
(can't make these dates - call us to schedule a private lesson).
How: Call to reserve a spot (707) 962-1623.
$250/person for all 3 days (3-6 students)
$300/person for all 3 days (2 students)
Where: Eel River in Mendocino County
If the weather conspires to give us not enough or too much water on the Eel River, we will modify the course to be on the Mendocino Coast where there is always plenty of whitewater and opportunities for kayaking and swiftwater training.