As the title of the page suggests, this section of the website is all about teaching you, the new paddler, about the sport of whitewater kayaking. We have descriptions on techniques you can learn, rivers you can paddle, and the gear that is needed. Of course, the best way to learn anything, especially whitewater kayaking, is to come out to our lessons and trips to get first hand experience and knowledge from our instructors, executives, and members. Everyone in the club is very welcoming and always willing to lend a helping hand to the people just starting to get into the sport. So don’t be afraid to ask questions and learn from the vast knowledge base of our experienced members.
One thing that is consistent amongst everyone who enjoys the whitewater experience is there is always more to learn. Everyone from a complete beginner to a world champion can always learn something new. CUKC is happy to provide as much hands-on teaching as we can muster, from the pool to the river. Can’t be in the water all the time? No problem! In this section you will find a whole range of techniques, moves, and general tips and information for every paddler.
All of our sections are conveniently located in the sidebar as links so you can find exactly what you are looking for. There are videos, descriptions, and many images so you can see exactly what is trying to be conveyed.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Be patient and keep coming back as this is a new and ongoing project. Have some suggestions of your own? Send them our way! We welcome submissions for lessons at any level to add to our ever growing curriculum. Here is a brief overview of the sections:
Intro to Kayaking – Introductory kayak skills for people who have never been in a whitewater kayak before.
Learn to Roll a Kayak – For those who have understood the introductory techniques of kayaking and ready to learn how to right yourself after a flip.
Playboating – Tricks and tips for improving your skills with a kayak.
Gear Selection – Tips for choosing the right stuff
Kayaking Locations – perfect guide to showing various rapids to paddle.
River Descriptions – Geography made fun! Full list of rivers and their descriptions can be found here.
Gear Selection – Will explain to you the essential gear needed for the sport and expected cost.