Events > 2021 > July > Upper Hooch Intro to River Running - Saturday, July 24th

About this event:

Created by Carol Reiser

Upper Chattahoochee River - Section 3
USD 50.00

Ready to get more out of your time on the river by learning the basics of solid river running? Join us for a day of basic river running skills work on the Upper Hooch.  We will spend the day working on fundamentals including:

  •  Paddle strokes and proper form/technique
  •  How to peel out, catch eddies, and ferry successfully
  •  Surfing successfully (front, side, and 360 spin)
  •  Combat roll practice in the river environment (vs pool!) for those that want/need it
  •  Boat control in whitewater

Requisite skills: Desire to learn how to work a river and navigate successfully down river. Student to provide own gear. (Kayak, paddle, PFD, helmet, spray skirt, proper river attire including water shoes or booties, etc). Prior class 2 river experience a plus but not required. A roll is helpful but not required.

Cost:  $50 for the class.  Additional $6-$8 (depending on class size) will be collected at the class for shuttle. Payment must be received at the time of enrollment.  Your RSVP doesn’t confirm spot in the class – only a payment does.

Please email James Wright at or Carol Reiser  for meeting time and place plus other questions and information.