Kayak Rolling Classes & Practice

An efficient and reliable roll is recommended for whitewater kayaking, surf kayaking, and sea kayaking in dynamic waters.  After capsizing, a roll speeds up recovery and aids in overall comfort and safety within the boat. Knowing how to roll and having a skirt for your boat also keeps water out if your boat flips! Learning to roll takes time. Many students will accomplish a roll in their first lesson; however, this is only the first step to perfecting your skills. 

Comfort in and under the water is key for this class. Before starting rolling lessons, we recommend that paddlers are comfortable with holding their breath while upside down in the kayak for at least 10 seconds, can perform controlled wet exits, and effectively receive a bow assist (aka eskimo assist or t-rescue). 

Join local river rat, Ryan Moran, for your first lesson! unnamed

Ryan has paddled all over the desert southwest and Idaho, loves running big water and also loves playboating. He has been kayaking for 5 years and his favorite river so far is the Colorado (The Daily, Westwater, Cataract Canyon and The Grand). He loves that being on the river takes you away from reality for a while and allows you to fully detach and recharge. "It washes away your problems!"

 Ryan is Red Cross certified in CPR & First Aid as well as a Certified Lifeguard. 

The first class will be offered on Friday, December 4th & 5th, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:15pm. $50 covers the class and if you need to rent a boat, it will be an additional $20. Please contact Ryan directly at rainier0380@gmail.com with questions and to reserve your spot!

We also offer open hours for practicing your skills. This starts on December 2nd, 2020 and will be every other Wednesday from 5:00pm - 6:15pm. Cost is $15, bring your own kayak and enter through the northeast door of the facility. 

See our google calendar for dates. 

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