Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy

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  • The Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy is the premier resource to learn new outdoor skills or refine your abilities.

    We offer everything from Kayak lessons and trips to fly fishing and SUP clinics.

    Our Kayak clinic format is below:

    1/2 Day – Introduction to Whitewater

    Anyone can learn to kayak! Instructors will first fit guests into their boat and gear with proper outfitting that makes them most comfortable. Next, essential river safety will be covered. Students will begin their whitewater training at Waveshaper Island by learning basic paddle strokes for propulsion and turning the kayak, along with high / low bracing. After learning to wet-exit and T-rescue, students will begin the roll section of their class. Rolling make take a few lessons to achieve, depending on the student. To wrap up, students will test out Waveshaper!

    Full Day, 8-Hour Class

    The first four hours of this course will be the same as the 1/2 day intro course. The students will then break for lunch and come back energized for some true whitewater fun! Pimberton Falls will most likely be portaged by beginners (instructors choice.) This run will be all about learning how to maneuver your kayak in moving current. Students will learn how to ferry across currents, catch eddies, edging, river rescue, etc. Once paddlers reach Waveshaper, they will have the option to run it or not. From this point instructor will continue to work with students on how to stay upright in whitewater.

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