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Whitewater IK and Packrafting

Smith River March 1 & 2

  • Starts Mar 1
  • 200 US dollars
  • Gasquet Flat Road

Available spots

Service Description

This class is designed for inflatable kayakers and packrafters who would like to advance to an intermediate skillset of paddling on up to class III rapids. Boat away from this class able to identify and avoid river hazards, scout and navigate rapids, properly fit PPE, self rescue and aid in boat recovery, and communicate with a boating group effectively including trip planning and safety talk. This is not an outfitted event, instruction only, however various IKs with paddles are available for participants to rent for $25 if you cannot bring your own. BYO transportation and personal boating gear. We will be boating on the Smith River near Gasquet, Oregon. Course venue includes access to kitchen, toilet, studio, garage and river access. You may camp on property Friday night. Please bring sack lunches. * paddling techniques: power strokes, turning strokes, bracing, draw * body mechanics: the paddler's box * hitting and exiting eddies: eddy turns, peel outs * establishing a ferry angle * flipping and recovery * defensive and aggressive swimming * gear, river features, terminology, hand-signals, scouting, safety Please click through the calendar and select March 1st in order to register.

Upcoming Classes

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your booking, please notify us as soon as possible. Please phone first, but we also need a written email notice containing the current date, the date and name of the booking you are cancelling, and your name and (electronic) signature. Cancellation notices received: -30 days or more before your class or course are eligible for a full refund. -8 to 29 days before your class, 50% refund of your deposit or transfer/deferral of your deposit in full to a different class. -7 days or less before a class or course will not be refunded, but the class or course deposit may be transferred towards a future class or course. -No shows will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.

Contact Details

  • 320 Gasquet Flat Road, Gasquet, CA, USA


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