Olympic Raft & Kayak believes that excellent coaching is the key to the foundation of paddling. Our instructors will work with each individual to achieve their goals in the paddling world, from basic paddling skills to rescues and learning to roll or confidence building, we will coach you through the steps to become a successful paddler.
1.5 hour minimum—These private sessions can be customized to the students’ abilities and needs.
1-ON-1 session: $60.00 per hour, 1.5-hour minimum
1-ON-2 session: $45.00 per hour per person, 1.5-hour minimum
If you would like to customize your learning please call us to inquire. (clinics that involve more extensive travel and logistics may incur additional costs)
Private Rolling 90 minutes
FEE: $75.00 (90 minutes)
Dates: Call us at the office to find out about upcoming dates or to set up a private session.
Prerequisites: Comfortable with water, some very basic kayak skills.
Rolling your kayak is part of the foundation for the skills you need to be a successful paddler. Once you have a successful roll, your skills and confidence tend to increase. Our instructors will take you through the basic steps for you to gain confidence under water and the skills to roll back up!
The beginner clinic is a three part course (three different dates), we can customize these dates but our minimum number of people is 2. Cost: $175.00/person (for all three parts).
1.1 Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (2 hours)
Get comfortable in a kayak. This class will teach you the basics, starting with getting comfortable in your boat on land, then getting to the water to wet exit and learn some basic strokes, including the forward stroke and the sweep, along with learning how to carve and slide in the water.
1.2 Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (2 hours)
In this class we will enter the current and start having some fun. Learn about moving water, including eddies, eddylines, waves, and holes. We will begin entering and exiting eddies, ferrying, and moving through current. We will also begin practicing T-rescues.
1.3 Intro to Whitewater Kayaking (2 hours)
Now that you have the basics to go paddling, it is time to take it to the next level. We will start paddling downriver and learning how to read rapids.
Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking
Let’s run some bigger rapids! Be prepared to get wet as we run the river and hone our skills. We will practice more advanced strokes, while having fun. If you have your roll down, get ready to play in the eddy lines, and start surfing. Prerequisites: Solid Roll
Introduction to Playboating–$90.00 (2 hours)
Check out some surf spots, and start working on your flatwater playing. Learn the techniques for bow stalls, cartwheels, stern squirts, and more. Depending on the waves that are in, practice your surf skills with spins, loops, and blunts.
Advanced Paddling Techniques–$90.00 (2 hours)
In this class we will focus on the finer details of your paddling. Learn several more advanced strokes, and fine tune your existing ones. We’ll practice jet ferries, one stroke river crossing, and find out if the duffek died of a stroke.