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Learn to Whitewater Kayak

Do you want to give whitewater kayaking a try, find out what it’s all about, & lay a good foundation for learning? 


Have you gotten a start in whitewater, & like it, but want to get some good coaching on how to “Do it right?”


Maybe you want to fine tune your ferries & eddy turns, or get started on rolling, or strengthen that fledgling roll! Maybe, you’re to the point where you want to learn to surf a wave or hole, or gain enough courage to run the class III rapids of the course!


These lessons are for you!


At the start of the lesson, we’ll get you geared up. We’ll then talk about your experience & goals for the lesson. We’ll then divide up into small groups according to what we plan to cover. For those who are beginners, as most usually are, we’ll start with learning about the kayaks, how to get in, how to get out, & practice tipping over in a controlled & safe setting. We’ll then practice basic stokes & progress into some very easy current. By the end of the lesson, we may run some simple rapids on the lower part of the course. If you have some experience & skill, we’ll start with where you are at, tune up your technique & build on your skills. For each session, we’ll often have 3-5 small groups with different instructors according to goals & skill levels. 


For ages 12 & up!


Each weekend we have 4 sessions:

Morning: 9:00-11:30

Afternoon: 1:00-3:30

Both Saturday, & Sunday.


Students can sign up for 1, 2, 3 or 4 sessions! Each session builds on the previous. Come 30 minutes before your session to check in & get outfitted. 


Safety Requirements and Recommended Apparel:

What we provide: Kayak, Spray skirt, Paddle, Lifejacket, Helmet, ACA Instructors and water time. 

If you have your own gear, that’s great, bring it!

What to bring: Wear synthetic blend of clothing – swim suit, shirt; secure footwear: tennis shoes, water shoes, river sandals (no flip flops).

Have a strap for your glasses.

Consider nose plugs if you plan to work on rolling.

Whitewater Kayaking Lesson

$55 per lesson

To sign up, you'll need to register at Wausau Whitewater.  Click the button above to be redirected.

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