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Whitewater Kayaking Clinic 1.5 | South Fork American River

Are you interested in whitewater kayaking? Or have you taken a class before but want a refresher to help you get back on the water? This 2-day clinic on the South Fork American will introduce or re-introduce you to the joys of being a whitewater kayaker in a safe and supportive environment. Each day will be spent learning paddling skills on the water and the evening with on-land workshops, a restorative yoga class to maintain body alignment and a potluck dinner. We will cover river equipment, paddling skills, basic river hydrology, safety and so much more! There is even a massage therapist on-site to soothe those aching muscles. In the morning, we’ll practice yoga, pack up camp and hit the water for more instruction!

Introduction to Whitewater – We’ll cover balance and control of the kayak, self-rescue and safety fundamentals while learning to navigate rapids up to Class 2. We progress at a safe pace to ensure you have a great time learning on the river and want to come back for more!

Beginning Whitewater - You'll be re-acquainted with being in a river kayak. We'll go over the basics, including the essential paddle strokes needed to effectively maneuver your kayak, basic hydrology and reading the water. Progressing up to Class 2 rapids, we'll give you the tools to have fun and feel excited about being back on the water!

Class 2 – On the Coloma to Greenwood section (C-G), we’ll focus on catching eddies, making ferries with finesse, the brace, roll and making good decisions on the river. The goal is to make you a self-sufficient paddler ready to explore the river with friends at the same level.

The cost of the clinic includes instruction both days, camping, yoga and all the gear you'll need – kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), sprayskirt and helmet. This gear will be there ready for you when you check in to this clinic.

Whitewater Kayaking Clinic I, August 4-5, 2018 | South Fork American River, 2 Days/1 Night

This clinic is sold out. Please stayed tuned for future events.

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In association with WET River Trips