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Full Immersion White Water Class

Full Immersion White Water Class
8/13/2011 12:00 AM

Full Immersion White Water Class

Aug 13 – 14 and Aug 27 – 28

This intensive two-and-a-half day class is for those who have an interest in whitewater kayaking. Paddlers will learn basic river running skills and the essential safety guidelines to get into the sport. Class includes an evening pool session and two full days on the water. All gear provided.

The first evening will be spent at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center or at our own roll pool behind the shop depending on the weather. We will discuss boats, spray skirts, paddles, helmets and safety equipment. We’ll then get into the pool for more practical instruction on how all this equipment is used.

On Saturday, the crew will move onto the Deschutes River behind the shop where you will practice your newfound paddle skills and focus on boat control. Boaters will also begin to develop a knowledge of how to “read” moving water and how to identify and safely negotiate river features like rocks, trees and rapids.

On Sunday, the class will be ready to transfer their developing skills to a real white water river. We will run Class II+ section on the McKenzie River near Blue River, Oregon.

Get ready to have a blast while putting into practice all of your recently acquired river running techniques.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
450 SW Powerhouse Drive
Bend, OR 97702

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