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Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater Kayaking is considered more of an adventurous discipline; offering everything from a fun, bouncy ride on small waves to runs that will satisfy a hardcore adrenaline junkie.  These boats are typically much smaller than rec and touring boats and are designed to be very maneuverable and can be rolled, or brought  back to an upright position when flipped. This style of kayaking requires instruction and specialized equipment. Whitewater kayaks come in a wide variety of designs for different types of activity.  The more popular categories are: playboats, river runners, and creek boats.  Other categories would include slalom, downriver racing, squirt boating, and the fairly new category of the crossover kayak.

What’s Whitewater Kayaking All About?

Whitewater kayaking gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself, to the degree that you feel comfortable.  You can do as little or as much as you would like.  You can paddle hard for a good workout or relax and have an easier day.  It is great exercise, an excellent way to relieve stress, and can be quite exhilarating as well. You can choose from a river with smaller more manageable features or you can venture to a more demanding or extreme run (with the appropriate skills, of course). Whitewater rapids are classified from Class 1 thru Class 5 (and sometimes 6) with features that include eddy’s, standing waves, playholes, and waterfalls, to name a few.  Want to learn more about kayaking? Check out our informative articles on the different aspects of the sport.

How Can I Get Involved?

Whitewater Warehouse offers many opportunities to GET INVOLVED with whitewater kayaking. We have rolling classes which are offered at various times throughout the year; as well as beginner and intermediate whitewater clinics.  Throughout the year you’ll see a number of fun events you can attend as well.  Meet new people and walk away with some great new friends and an activity that you can enjoy for a lifetime!