“I’m not good enough to kayak Chile rivers.” WRONG. Pucon Chile has more beginner and intermediate rivers than the more YouTube famous class V. Think about it. All of those waterfalls, creeks, rivers, and lakes make their way to the Pacific within a short distance. Heck, within ten miles of the retreat we have more than a dozen beginner to intermediate kayak sections with features excellent for learning to combat roll, ferry, catch eddies, surf and play, and develop your skills safely.
No experience required.
We all had to learn somewhere. Chile’s rivers, lakes, and hot springs are perfect for whitewater development. There is something magical about exploring rivers, challenging yourself, the rush of the water, and bonding that has kept all of us kayakers coming back to rivers. Learning to whitewater kayak is your passport to new and exciting adventures with friends team scouting, decision making, and celebrating successes and failures. Chile is the world’s best beginner and intermediate kayak destination because of the anomaly of rivers, lakes, lagunas, and hot springs. Lakes and hot springs are excellent for hot and cold day rolling practice. The multitude of rivers provide more development features for learning kayak mechanics and river navigation.
You’ll learn the key pieces of equipment and various styles of kayaking. Safety concerns, history, and applications of the world’s most dynamic water craft. What other craft can plunge waterfalls, surf waves, run rapids, and roll upright when it flips? The essential five pieces of kayak equipment are: paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), kayak, skirt, and helmet. Soft gear includes river shoes such as neoprene booties or sandals, fleece liners, and splash or dry tops. Wet suits are also common. The retreat provides all of your gear. Many guests bring their own river shoes and underlayers.
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- Date: December 30, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm
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