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LESSONS

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FROM GROMS
TO GRANNIES

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PADDLE LIKE A GIRL

Sisters * Daughters * Mothers * Girlfriends - Unwind from the week & start your weekend right. Join us for stand up paddleboarding in a safe environment with a certified instructor + snacks. Final Fridays - June, July & August (If these dates don't work, get your fave ladies together & contact us to schedule a private paddle.)

ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS WELCOME

 

No matter your level of experience, we have paddling lessons you’ll enjoy. As always, we’re first and foremost focused on safety and making sure you have a great and memorable experience. We’re extremely familiar with our local waters and eager to share them with others!

 

All instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA), in addition to CPR and first aid, which means we teach the most current paddling techniques that translate through paddle sports education centers nationwide and we have your safety top of mind.

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WHITEWATER SUP

Take stand up paddleboarding to the next level! This clinic will teach you the skills necessary to run whitewater on your SUP board, acquaint you with river running equipment, explore river dynamics & get you surfing! Join us on the river Saturday, July 17, 2021.

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INTRO TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING

(1-day Whitewater Progression Clinic)

This 4-hour course is designed to introduce beginner kayakers to the basics of whitewater kayaking. It starts at our shop, then progresses out to Newton Lake to introduce basic paddling skills. If conditions warrant, we conclude the lesson at the river studying river dynamics. Our Instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association and follow the ACA curriculum.

 

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to equipment

  • Boat outfitting

  • Wet exit

  • Basic forward stroke

  • Sweeps, draws, braces

  • Bow rescue

  • Boat edging/carving

 

Prerequisites: basic swimming ability, enthusiasm!

 

All Transportation, gear and equipment is provided. Students should bring a water bottle, eyeglass retainers, sunscreen, and a change of clothing.

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3-DAY WHITEWATER KAYAK PROGRESSION CLINIC

This course consists of three, 4-hour sessions over three days, and is designed to give beginner kayakers a jump start into whitewater kayaking. 

  • Day 1 starts with gear selection and an introduction to equipment, basic flat water paddling skills at the lake, along with learning the wet exit, bow rescue, bracing, and edging.

  • Day 2 takes us to the river for a lesson in river dynamics, eddy turns, peel-ins and outs, and ferrying. We will run our first rapid that day as well!

  • Day 3 begins with a review and then a full trip down a Class II section of the river, putting all our new skills to work.

 

Prerequisites: basic swimming ability, enthusiasm! 

All Transportation, gear, and equipment is provided. Students should bring a water bottle, eyeglass retainers, sunscreen, and a change of clothing.

RAFTING 101

Looking to better understand the ins and outs of whitewater rafting? In this course, instructors will go over all aspects of rafting including gear selection, setup and rigging, rowing and paddling, guiding, and river dynamics. Join us on the river Saturday, July 10, 2021.