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Course Requirements: Previous whitewater kayak experience
This course is designed for the kayaker who already has basic whitewater kayaking skills and wants to improve his or her technique, or develop new skills.
The course is based out of our riverside headquarters in the Columbia River Gorge. You and your instructor will first discuss your goals for the course and types of skills you wish to improve. Sometimes students come to us with specific interests, such as preparing to paddle a fully loaded boat for a self-support multi-day trip. Other times students are not sure exactly why they are uncomfortable in their kayak and need help assessing what goals are appropriate. With this information, as well as a brief history of your experience, we choose from multiple locations to find the ideal setting to achieve your goals. Our headquarters rests in one of the top kayaking destinations in the country; you can be sure that we can find the perfect place to help you build your skills.
Minimum of 2 people required, otherwise it will be considered private instruction.
Additional option: add on the third day of the beginner class, to include another long day on the river for more practice opportunities. $85, including lunch, gear, shuttle, and instruction. Requirement: needs to previously have taken a beginner class.
From refining stroke timing and technique to mastering harder lines and maneuvers, our instructors work closely with each student to help them meet their goals. We combine hands-on instruction, practice and even video analysis to help students improve their technique and master new moves. Our team of instructors has decades of experience helping other kayakers achieve their goals. Mostly, we are passionate about helping others discover a lifelong love for kayaking. Give us a call to discuss your specific needs. We can match you with the perfect instructor, or feel free to request one of our incredible kayak instruction staff members (check out the Instruction Staff bios to learn more).
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