Introductory Courses - $225.00
Beginner courses start in mid-spring and are designed for the student with little or no kayaking experience. This two day introduction to whitewater kayaking is designed to teach you the fundamentals of paddling, first on flatwater then progressing to moving water.
Begins with waivers, handouts, and a kayaking video. We then head out to the lake and Purple Hayes School of Kayaking provides you with whitewater kayaks and equipment (including, wet suit, helmet, life jacket, paddling jacket, spray deck, paddle, and boat). Techniques covered include entry, wet exits, basic strokes, and T-rescues. Near the end of the day the roll is introduced.
River safety is emphasized while the skills introduced on the first day are reinforced. Students will learn eddy turns, ferries, river safety and signals while being challenged on a gentle section of the Chilliwack River.
Course sizes are limited. Register now to ensure your spot
June 17/18 FULL
June 24/25 FULL
July 29/30 Full
Aug 19,20 Full
Aug 26,27 Full
FOLLOWUP PROGRAM To master these techniques and build a network of paddlers who have similar skill levels students are welcome to take the course again as many times as they like for the price of rentals only.
PREREQUISITE: Must be comfortable in water and desire to have fun!