What’s Your Paddling Skill Level?
We will ask you what your paddling experience and skill level is when you register. Here’s a guideline to help you with your self-assessment. If you have questions, please feel free to call us!
No prior instruction—first time in a whitewater kayak
Some prior whitewater instruction—knows how to wet exit and self-rescue
Basic understanding of paddling fundamentals—eddies, edging, boat control, etc.
Do not have the “roll”
Comfortable paddling and maneuvering in Class I and II whitewater—eddy turns, ferrying, basic river reading
Working on the roll though not rolling yet
Comfortable making harder moves in Class II whitewater and navigating Class III
Ability to roll in Class II rapids, most of the time (~70% success rate)
Comfortable paddling, surfing, eddy-hopping in Class III (or higher)
Solid roll in Class III (or higher)