Uncover a whole new realm of comfort with the roll. Learning to right yourself without ejecting from the kayak is the quintessential skill in all of paddling; it allows you to conserve energy, discover more of the water, and have more fun! Spend this class getting comfortable and oriented upside down while gaining exposure and understanding of fundamental roll mechanics.
Students can expect to spend time upside down (inverted) in kayaks and while working towards mastery, leave with enough base knowledge and homework drills to continue your progression. We never exceed a 3:1 student to instructor ratio.
Prerequisites or equivalent skills:
- Age 13 and up
- Be in good health and overall fitness.
- No kayaking experience necessary!
- Comfort in open water and swimming required.
Suggested completed courses:
- Intro to Kayaking and/or
- Intro to Whitewater Kayaking
Required equipment– Clothing in which you are comfortable getting wet and staying wet; synthetics and quick drying layers work best. Cotton should be avoided. Sturdy, but low volume water shoe is recommended to ease with fit into kayak. See our recommended equipment checklist here.
What’s included: Facility entrance and roll instruction, if you need equipment contact us in advance as we have special pricing for roll equipment
Duration– 1.5 hours
Location– Asheville YMCA, Asheville, NC – 7:30-9:00PM