This 2-day class will introduce participants to the world of whitewater (WW) kayaking. During Day-1 (the “short day”, 2-4 hours) students will be introduced to their WW kayak, practice the wet-exit procedure, learn and work on bracing and rolling skills, and research paddling destinations and water levels. Day-2 (the “long day”) will consist of hitting the river and beginning to learn/hone skills such as river reading, eddy turns, peel outs, ferrying, attaining, identifying hazards, surfing basics and more.
Location for the Day-2 portion of class will vary depending on water levels. At the end of our first class day, the group will decide on our Day-2 location. The class will “chase the water levels.” Because the locations will vary, this means for some sessions we may run short sections of river, while other sessions we will “park & play” to work the most appropriate rapids for the scope of this class. This also means that the class locations could be as close as 20 minutes, or as far as 3.5 hours away. Frog Hollow can provide suggestions for camping or overnight accommodations for the further away rivers, for those participants who may choose to leave town on Saturday.
At minimum, registrants are required to have taken the Intro to Kayak Express Clinic, the full-day Intro to Kayak Class, or another outfitters equivalent class.