Common Sense Swiftwater Rescue
Common Sense Swiftwater Rescue ⟶
This two day course will leave you feeling sharp for anything the river throws at you.
Fundamentals of Creeking
Fundamentals of Creeking ⟶
Learn to navigate and appreciate gradient, rocks, and the art of boofing!
ACA Whitewater Instructor Certification
ACA Whitewater Instructor Certification ⟶
Earn up to a Level IV ACA instructor certification and expand your boating and teaching knowledge.
In Defense of the Bootie Beer
In Defense of the Bootie Beer ⟶
My last bootie beer was the cheap, crappy Chilean Escudo out of an Astral Brewer after swimming from the deep, sticky pocket at the bottom of the blind 12 footer on the Upper Palguin at a healthy flow. I remember resurfacing downstream after being held under the veil and swallowing a lot of water, and...
The Pillar Series – Creeking Leadership
The Pillar Series – Creeking Leadership ⟶
We created the “Pillar Series” to go a little more in depth of why we created the clinics than just our course descriptions. Many times our classes are prompted by experiences or observations we have on the river, in our paddling culture, or suggested by our guests. What’s with all of these names? That is a...
Making Cents Out of Buying Used Gear
Making Cents Out of Buying Used Gear ⟶
When I first got into kayaking in 2002, I made the mistake that many beginners do: I walked into a retail store and bought a brand new boat, helmet, PFD, spray skirt, paddle, and other miscellaneous accessories. All told, I spent over $1,500, and that was buying the cheapest equipment they had. Little did I know that in...
Go Kayaking Around the World Without Going Crazy
Go Kayaking Around the World Without Going Crazy ⟶
Heading out of the country with your favorite whitewater toys for an international adventure can be daunting, stressful, and downright exhausting. As we embark on our second trip to Chile this winter, I’m using a layover to reflect on some tips and tricks that have made our travels with lots of gear and a bit...