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Alpacka Rafts 1 Reply

Started by Steve Powell. Last reply by Geoff Jennings Jul 3, 2012.

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Started by Christa Pedersen. Last reply by Geoff Jennings Aug 26, 2009.

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Comment by Jim B on September 27, 2012 at 6:10am

Hi all you Kayakers.

I'm new here but not entirely new to kayaking.  Ive done some ocean kayaking, some flatwater, some inflatable kayaking on rivers.  I now plan to take up whitewater and am going to get some training with Current Adventures.

I'm already looking forward to the Spring and I hope to meet some kayaking buddies to share shuttling duties.

Comment by Doyle Barber on July 25, 2011 at 5:58am
Hello IM new here and new to Kayaking not into the whitewater yet but like to exploring river  but nothign big then class 1 im just starting Im from Georgia
Comment by Going LikeSixty on March 7, 2011 at 11:42am

Class 2 Whitewater Swimming - Where's My Skirt?

My first attempt at running a river in a rec-yak did not go well. I had fun. I learned.

Beats sitting at home!

Comment by Jason Smith on January 24, 2011 at 1:00pm

Sweet! Thanks Geoff... The Kayak school souonds good, perfect location. Thanks for the boat tips as well.

Comment by Geoff Jennings on January 24, 2011 at 6:45am
Comment by Geoff Jennings on January 24, 2011 at 6:37am

Jason,

 

Current Adventures Kayak School is the place to go.  For full disclosure, they do support this site, and I have worked for Dan over the years, but I can recommend them without hesitation.  Great folks, and great instructors.  Quality program all around.    They are in Coloma, right on the South Fork American, and have classes year round.  Depending on where you are in Lake Tahoe, they are an hour or so away. 

 

I think there might be some folks offering classes at the whitewater park in Reno, but I'm not certain and have no personal experience to recommend them.     Highly recommend getting in touch with the folks at http://www.currentadventures.com   

 

Tell them I said Hi when you call.  =) 

 

As for boats, it depends a lot on what type of paddling you are interested.  If you paddle a lot, there is a good chance you'll end up with two or more.   If I were living in Tahoe, I'd definately want a creek boat or river runner for harder runs, and playboat for easy runs and for taking to the Reno and Sparks whitewater parks.   The River Store in Coloma offers a program, I forget the details, where you can pay a minimal fee and demo their impressive fleet of demo boats.  Highly recommend that, as the feel of the boat can be a very personal thing. 

 

 

Comment by Jason Smith on January 22, 2011 at 6:09pm

I am into whitewater! My wife and I need to learn how to roll a lot better before we go out there... We did a good deal of rafting the last couple years, the Tuolumne, Merced, Upper Klamoth, Arkansas at record water, but just starting to get into Kayaking.

 

Comment by Jason Smith on January 22, 2011 at 5:58pm
I have mostly done rafting till now, I am looking if anyone can recomend anywhere to take Kayking lessons around Lake Tahoe... We just got a condo out there so I am looking forward to going down some Northern Cali rivers in my own boat! Also what kind of boat would you recomend for me that I can grow into? I am 5'8" about 175lbs.... Thanks
Comment by Dennis Johnson on June 30, 2010 at 11:28am
Need some feed back on crossover kayaks. I'm looking to buy one.
I’ve been paddling a 12.5 tsunami for years doing rivers and have been doing class I and II with some low III’s . I like running rivers and would like to be able to handle the rapids better. Can’t decide between the Pyranha Fusion and the Liquid Logic remix XP10. Could you let me know what you think about these two kayaks?
Comment by Eddie Sebastian on June 24, 2010 at 1:07pm
On my way to Natahala for a short time to have fun. Hope the temperature isn't above 80. I'm getting tired of these 95 degree days.
 

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