Whitewater Kayak Instruction

The BEST place to learn and grow as a paddler in a friendly environment!

Whether it’s your first time on the water or you’re dialing in advanced freestyle moves, there’s something for EVERYONE here! We offer instruction at all levels!

Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Chattahoochee

½ Day (Introduction to Whitewater) 4 Hour Class

Anyone can learn how to kayak!
Instructors will individually fit students with the proper gear that is most comfortable and appropriate. (Helmet, Type III PFD, Paddle, Spray Skirt, Wetsuit/Splash Jacket) Nose plugs are available as well.
Next, essential river safety is covered. (Throw ropes, tuck, whitewater swim position, etc) Students will learn the basic strokes for propulsion and turning their kayak, as well as high/low bracing.
After learning the wet-exit and T-Rescue, students will begin roll class. Rolling may take a few lessons to achieve depending on the student.
To wrap up the lesson, students will test their new paddling skills at WaveShaper rapid!
(Proper safety will be set up by instructors)

Full Day (Intro) 8 Hour Class

Same schedule for ½ day +
Full river run after lunch break (possible portages at several rapids).
This run will be about learning how to control/maneuver the kayak in moving water. We will be ferrying across currents, catching eddies, peeling out, practicing edging, river rescue (throw ropes), etc.
Once paddlers reach cut-bait/wave shaper they will have the option of which rapid to run. From this point instructors will continue personalized instruction on how to stay upright in whitewater.

 

Call 706-321-4720 to book your lesson!