Description: This course will lead participants from lake shores to river edges and give them the skills to get into the flow. Starting at a lake, participants will practice and gain the foundation set of skills needed to safely advance into moving water. A full day will be spent in the current learning and practicing flow basics, and then applying them down river. The course focuses on personal safety and managing hazards on the river using skills learned.
Goal: The aim of the clinic is to take participants with basic established flat-water skills and get them paddling comfortably in the moving water. By developing knowledge of basic river features and paddling maneuvers participants will learn to navigate in a simple but dynamic river environment.
Results: After completing this course, participants can expect to feel comfortable taking a personal (unguided) SUP trip on class 1 rivers. They will also develop an understanding of the potential hazards the river poses, along with a variety of new skills that can be applied to the moving water environment.
Day 1 Friday JULY 15, 2022 6:00 am-8:00 pm (flat-water basics) Day 2 Saturday JULY 16, 2022 9:00 am- 5:00 pm (flat-water warm up, River intro skills) Day 3 Sunday JULY 17, 2022 9:00 am- 1:00 pm (River skills)
Transportation, Accommodation, and Food not Provided
Environment: Lake to River Duration: 4 hr lake session, 9 hrs river instruction Cost: $270 Skills Level: Intermediate Progress Ages: 16+ ( 10+ accompanied by parent/guardian) Pre-Requisites: Intro to SUP or SUP for beginners or similar experience (10hrs paddling) Gear Required: Board, Quick Release Leash , Paddle, PFD, Helmet (All gear can be provided) Mandatory FLOW brought by participant: closed toe water shoes/running shoes that can get wet Instructor to # of Students: 1:6 (Minimum 3 students Maximum 6)