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Advanced Whitewater Kayaking

Paddle class III whitewater in a safe, structured training course!

  • Ended
  • 475 Canadian dollars
  • Medway River

Service Description

Learn to boof, run drops, and surf a hydraulic in a fun, supportive environment. Learn how to rescue other paddlers, use appropriate towing systems, and basic mechanical advantage for recovering kayaks. Paddle Canada Advanced River Kayak Skills certification available. Send us a message and we'd be happy to provide a program information package. Training includes: - 2 days of coaching with Candlebox Kayaking's experienced, highly certified, expert coaches - High-quality equipment including kayaks by Jackson Kayak, paddles by Werner, drysuits by Kokatat (on a first come/first served basis), and all other necessary safety equipment - Photos from your time on the water - On-land instruction to help paddlers visualize and understand river features - Experience on (up to) class 3 whitewater on Nova Scotia's South Shore - Paddle Canada Advanced River Kayak Skills certification fees What people are saying: "I have had two days of white water training with Matt DeLong. Matt, thru a well thought out approach to each day, helped me take the next step and assisted me in comfortably engaging in new challenges. At the end of each day I left with a great sense of achievement and a deeper understanding of the workings of moving water. Having experienced Matt's dedication to helping every paddler achieve more control and comfort in one's own paddling skills I can do nothing other than "Very highly recommend" Matt's coaching. Thank you Matt." - Frank, TripAdvisor Course Duration: 2 Days. Start Time: 8:30 am. Location: LaHave River, Bridgewater, NS or Medway River, NS. Meet at a pre-determined classroom space at 8:30 am on the first day of the training. Cost: $475/person+tax. Please book at least 48hrs in advance. We do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings. Includes: Kayak, paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, throw bag, helmet, drysuit (on a "first come/first served" basis), gloves, and neoprene booties. 2024 dates: May 25th/26th (weather permitting) Lead instructor: Simon Behman

Cancellation Policy

All courses run at the discretion of instructors (mostly according to the weather). We do our best to provide instruction suitable to the conditions. We require 30 days notice for cancellation(s) of courses (excluding SKGABC guide training which is 75 days). Cancellations must be made via E-mail to We reserve the right to cancel or alter any clinics or trips due to weather or insufficient registration. We do our best to reschedule. If any participant experiences symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to training, the participant must cancel. We're happy to provide full credit to attend the same or similar training at a later date. If you cannot make it to a training location due to transportation disruptions or travel restrictions, we are pleased to provide a full credit for the same or similar training. As all outdoor activities involve risk, we recommend you obtain any personal, medical, and/or cancellation insurance that you may deem appropriate. Thanks.

Contact Details

9793 Nova Scotia 8, Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada

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