Date(s) - Fri, Sep. 14
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sequoyah Park - Tennessee River, TN
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Learn to standup paddleboard (SUP) or kayak on Knoxville’s water trails.
SUP provides a unique view of the river, with the vertical stance providing better viewing into the river bottom. If you can stand, you can paddleboard.
But if you’d rather sit, you can take a sit-on-top kayak and enjoyed a seated view.
I liked the fact that even though it was my first time attending a trip [paddleboard trip], the leaders made it easy to learn what to do.
Starting at Sequoyah Hills Park, you slowly paddle the Tennessee River. To your left, across the river, rise 80 foot high bluffs. To your right, the beautiful homes of Sequoyah Hills. The late afternoon breeze and the refreshing waters of the Tennessee River keep you cool.
The great blue heron hunts, its long beak poised and ready to grab dinner. A belted kingfisher, with an air of self-importance, gives a piercing call as it flies by looking for new water to hunt.
Discover the sensation of gliding across the top of the water, the ability to see deep into the depths of the Tennessee River, and make some new friends along the way.
This blend of kayaking and surfing is the hottest new water sport – and is a great way to get exercise and catch the sunset. Why head inside to the gym when you can catch some sun and surf the Tennessee River?
You will get wet while learning to stand up paddleboarding.
This trip is for you if you
Want to try out stand up paddleboarding or kayaking
Have paddled before and want to go again
Want to meet new friends who also love being outside around the water,
Paddleboard or kayak often but want to learn some new techniques to improve your paddling,
Are looking for a reason to get out on the river.
This trip is not for you if you
Are uncomfortable around or in water
Do not want to fall in the water
Cannot be in the late afternoon sunshine or want to paddle alone
How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.
What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.
Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.