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!
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.
Classes are offered by appointment. Cost is $50 and if you need to rent a boat, it will be an additional $20. Please contact Ryan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org questions and to reserve your spot!