Whether you’re an aspiring whitewater or flat-water paddler, learning how to right yourself when you turn your boat over will give you the confidence you need to go to the next level!
Each participant must review and complete our Liability/Medical Release form prior to taking part in an activity. Minors must have a parent signature. If you would like to have a copy of this form emailed to you please contact us.
Our certified instructors have many years of experience teaching paddlers of all ages to successfully perform the Roll. Our 2-hour on-river session provide you with ample time to learn and practice each step of this unique skill without wearing you out. Each paddler receives valuable individual feedback and substantial one-on-one time with the instructors as they work to perfect your technique and master the roll!
AM I READY TO ROLL?
Learning to roll your kayak requires that you are comfortable enough with a paddle in your hands that you can focus on learning a new paddling skill while upside-down and under water! This may sound intimidating, but our instructors have many years of experience teaching this skill, and have taught hundreds of paddlers to roll successfully. If you have a significant amount of paddling experience (lake, ocean, or river) and are familiar with a variety of paddlestrokes (including lean turns and bracing), or have participated in a course where you learned and practiced these strokes - then you are ready! Not sure? Give us a call and we'll help you decide if its time to take on this valuable skill.
If you have your own whitewater kayak and paddling equipment you are encouraged to bring it, and your instructor will assess whether or not it would be a good fit for you for use during the course. The style of your boat, the length, width, and how well it fits to your body all make a difference in how easy/difficult it will be for you to learn. If you do not yet have your own boat, your instructors can outfit you with a kayak, paddle, spray skirt, and paddle (advance notice for equipment rentals is required).
- Minors (age 17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult who can sign their waiver.
- Additional sessions are encouraged! Join us monthly and continue to practice your new skills!
**Class size is generally 1-3 students.**