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Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking

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Date(s) - Sun, Oct. 29
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

French Broad River, NC


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Take your boating skills to the next level.

Learn to run class III rapids

Prior class II experience is needed for this trip.  Questions about your experience? Email Trey Knight, Outdoor Program coordinator, head of paddle instruction. 

Register By
5:30pm,Wed, Oct 25

Register online or in person (in the Outdoor Center, lower level of TRECS between 12-6pm, M through F)

$29. Includes all equipment, instruction, and transportation

French Broad Section 9, NC or similar. Exact rivers will depend upon water levels/conditions.


Your eyes focus, visualizing yourself catching the eddy just downstream of the hole. Standing on the riverbank, you and your fellow paddlers ‘air paddle’ the moves through Tuck Shot Rapid.

Back at your boat, you think to yourself, “I got it. I can do this!” With that in mind, you peel out and paddle towards the rapid.

You nail it, hitting your line and the sequence of strokes just like you pictured in your head. You pump your fist in the air as you give a huge grin. You ran your first hard class III line! Spending the morning working on skills and techniques up river paid off.

“Nice line! I’ve got a bunch of photos of you too,” says one of your new paddling friends, giving you a paddle high-five.

For this teaching trip, you’ll make hard moves on easy rapids at first with expert instruction and safety. After honing your skills, you and the small crew (max of 8 people) move downstream, picking lines and setting safety for each other.

This one-day clinic focuses on the techniques needed to run class III with style and safety. You’ll dial in ferrying, catching eddies, and running wave trains and holes.  


This trip is for you if you want to
step up your paddling game
meet people with similar interests

This trip is not for you if
cannot regularly roll a kayak in class II- whitewater
have not attended a kayak pool session recently
cannot swim or tread water


* Because we don’t want you to get hurt, your instructor may not let you run certain rapids if you can’t demonstrate proper technique on smaller rapids.

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Have a question?
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

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.

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