Short Sessions

Whitewater Instruction

Overview

Don’t have much time? These short classes are easy to sneak into your busy schedule, providing the continuous repetition needed to advance as a paddler. A great preview of what whitewater kayaking has to offer, these sessions give you a taste of what whitewater kayaking has to offer before commiting to full day or multi-day classes. Whether it be outside or in the pool, eNRG Kayaking offers classes all year round!

Duration

1.5 - 2 hours

Locations

Oregon City, High Rocks, Clackamas Aquatic Center

Experience

Beginner - Intermediate

Cost

$60 per session

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Year Round Classes

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Surf Session

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Hardshell Basics

Terminology

Kayaking is a language of expression. In order to communate concepts, you will learn the basic terminology for your boat to set up reference points for stroke instruction.

Strokes

Strokes are what is needed to get down the river. Paddle dexterity helps you to control the movement of your boat. These basic strokes will be practiced on flatwater at our Oregon City shop.

Water Comfort

Understanding how your boat interacts with the water is important. You will work on balance, wet-exits, and self rescue. We will continue these skills in more detail during our full day courses.

Obstacle Course Clinic

World Class Instructors

As with most of our classes, our instructors are certified in ACA, CPR, and first aid. We also have former national team members to teach the art of slalom.

Slalom Gates

Slalom is an Olympic disipline that is great for even non-competitive athletes to improve boat control through our challenge-by-choice mentality.

Paddling Precision

Build on your basic skills by using complex currents to your advantage. Hydro physics is a fascinating aspect of kayaking both inside and outside the boat.

Moving Water Immersion

whitewater

Our class takes place at high rocks, the closet whitewater to Portland on the Clackamas River. This class 2 rapid is great for beginning your progression into rapids.

Playing Basics

Transfer your flatawter skills from our basic and slalom technique classes onto moving current. Learn how to eddy-out and ferry using basic and complex strokes.

Rescue Basics

There is always a chance of flipping. This chance is greater on whitewater and self rescue is key in case no one is able to help you. Practice whitewater wet-exits, swims, and gear retrieval.

Roll Session

Personalized

Private roll sessions are a great way to get customized coaching on proper technique. Instructors will cater the session based on your strengths and limitations.

Self-Preservation

The ability to roll your kayak gives you the sense of freedom to push your boundaries like never before. It also allows you to kayak during the winter when the rivers are at their best.

Repeatability

A successful combat rolls takes time. It is great to take this class more than once until you are able to successfully master your roll as everyone progresses at their own speed.

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Where

The meetup location is at our Oregon City shop (Clackamette Drive, Oregon City OR 97045) right below the beautiful Willamette Falls!

Fun for all ages

We do offer tandem kayaks for a child to partner with an adult. Call eNRG Kayaking for accomodations regarding age, dependent on prior experiences.

FAQ

Contact us if you have additional questions!
info@enrgkayaking.com
(503) 772 - 1122

You should bring synthetic swimwear, sunscreen, a filled water bottle, lunch, and closed toed shoes that stay on while swimming. We recommend a wetsuit or drysuit for roll sessions or during cold weather. 

We provide the boat, helmet, paddle, skirt, lifejacket, and wetsuit needed to paddle. Drysuits are available to rent.

eNRG Kayaking prioritizes creating a personalized progression for you. Your instructor will call you prior to your class to evaulate your interests and get your height, weight, and shoe size for sizing equipment. This information will be confidential.

Just click any book now button which will lead you to a calendar of available dates. Pick one that works for you and from their you can select one of the four classes. Then, either make it a private class or leave it open for the public and enlist under the class type that you selected. Be sure to register fast as the first person to register for a certain date gets to pick the class type.

We require a minimum of two people to run the class. If you are the only person signed up, you may either pay to make it a private lesson ($120), reschedule to another date, or recieve credit for a future event.

We will provide credit, free rescheduling, or a 75% refund with more than 21 days in notice. Classes you cancel 14 days prior are subject to a 50% refund or credit, and cancellations occuring less than 14 days are non-refundable. We do not prorate tuition for days missed due to illness or injury.