We offer several options for practicing the kayak roll no matter what your experience level.
Early Season Introduction to the Roll
This introductory two-evening course is taught in the beginning of our season at the local Teton County Parks and Recreation pool. The warm water makes learning to roll fun and gets you ready for the season while there is still snow on the ground.
After a brief gear overview you will learn how to safely enter and exit you boats on land and then in the water (wet-exits). Being comfortable upside down underwater is an important part of rolling so our instructors will work with you one-on-one to help you feel at ease. Next you’ll learn basic paddle and boat handling skills, rolling with a float, the T-rescue and finally rolling. These steps break a seemingly difficult task into fun and manageable skills. This clinic is ideal if you are a first timer or if you’re a more experienced kayaker and you’ve had trouble staying in your boat. Rolling can also be a very useful skill for a touring kayaker and will improve your brace. After this course you will be ready to jump into an Introduction to Kayaking Lesson.
Private Rolling Classes
We offer private rolling classes in our own solar heated pool at Rendezvous River Sports. We can teach you to roll or help you with an existing roll, offside roll, hand roll, or backdeck roll. We encourage all of our students to take an Introduction to Kayaking lesson before taking a rolling clinic because having some boat control prior to your class makes learning to roll significantly easier.
|Dates:||Any day May through September|