Whitewater kayaking; Curious?white water kayak

Have you ever wondered if white water kayaking was for you?
If you’ve wondered “Can I do this?”
If you’re just a tiny bit curious
Then read on and see what it is all about!

Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on
a moving body of water, a river.
It’s the sport for the extreme boater and allows each paddler to choose his or her own level of adventure.
Whitewater kayaking can range from gently moving water to a wild and crazy ride down a river.
Rivers are categorized by classes and range from class 1 (the easiest) to class 6,  (very difficult).

Class I is usually slowly moving water with little ripples. 
It’s usually easy to paddle and to keep your bearings. 
Although barely considered whitewater, it’s a great way to begin.

Class 2 is moving water providing some small degree of challenge;
perfect for a beginner to learn to maneuver and really get a feel for the sport.

Class 3 is fast moving water for folks with some skill.
It’s a lot of work but well worth the challenge of some serious adventure and exercise.

Class 4 is faster moving and harder to maneuver.  And don’t forget about rocks!
This is the place for well-seasoned and advanced paddlers. A great sense of balance and skill is required.

Class 5 is for the really advanced paddler who is able to maneuver
rushing water and the challenge of unpredictability.

Class 6 is for the suicidal!

Have you ever watched professional kayaking? 
It's an amazing upper-body and aerobic workout; toning your upper core with each paddle. 
Kayaking helps balance and demands focus adding the confidence that we all require for everyday life.
What a great way to clear your mind, build strength and stamina, meet new friends and get in shape.

Are you in? To get started, find a river and a school near you.
Learn to Eskimo roll, about kayaking equipment and above all else, practice in a nice safe pool.

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•Buying a Used Kayak
•Kayaking for Exercise
•White Water Kayaking
•Packing Lunch
•Water Conservation
•Kayak Care and Storage
•Try Kayak Fishing

•Family Kayaking
•Kayaking is Eco Friendly!
•Safe Kayaking in the Sun
•Cleaning Your Kayak

•The Right Paddle
•Kayaking in the Fall
•New Gear for the New Year

 

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•Hydration
•Sea Kayaking Zen
•Eco-friendly Water Bottles
•Kayaking Under the Full Moon