A 6 hour kayak session to introduce you to the basics of white water kayaking or SUP (stand up Paddling)

What will you learn ?

This kayak session is all about getting you ready to get down a river with rapids in style. We introduce you to the basics of the sport by teaching you the following techniques in the calm and cool confines of the beautiful Kerekaadu campsite, which is located about 2 hours from Bangalore

You can also choose to learn or practise Stand Up Paddling instead of kayaking. We will be running both sessions simultaneously. In case you want to choose SUPing over kayaking, please indicate your preference in the registration form.

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Please note that we do not offer any certifications for Stand Up Paddling but we will teach you the strokes and manuevers as prescribed by the ACA stand-up paddling syllabus for Level 1 & 2.

What Will you learn ?

  • To get comfortable in the kayak in the water

  • Basic entry and re-entry maneuvers

  • Fitness conditioning and warm up techniques before going out to paddle

  • Unloading a Kayak

  • Launching a kayak

  • Paddle strokes: forward, backwards, bracing and learning how to manuever the whitewater kayak.

What to Bring ?

  • A change of clothes to get wet in

  • Water resistant shoes or sandals

  • Mosquito Repellent

  • Snacks

  • Sleeping bag and a warm layer since it can get chilly in the evenings

Please Note (Important) 

  • Cost for the session is Rs. 6000 (inclusive of GST). This cost includes the Kayak / SUP + gear rental and the kayak instruction, 2 meals (Dinner and Breakfast), Campsite fees and tents.

  • We have a ratio of only 4 students per instructors to ensure that every participant is given adequate attention during the course

  • Food and transport are not part of the package. Transport to and from the city can be arranged upon request at an extra cost

  • Our Students are given the top quality equipment which has been certified for use on any grade of whitewater.

  • Our courses are based on the syllabus as prescribed by the ACA (American Canoe Association)

COURSE LOGISTICS

  1. We will leave Bangalore around 12 PM and drive to the campsite which is located about 2 hours from Bangalore.

  2. We will reach the campsite at around 2PM and unload the gear. A quick safety briefing will be conducted after which we will get in the water and for kayak session till about 5:30 - 6PM.

  3. Pitch tent, start a fire, relax under the starry open sky and contemplate on why you don't do such things more often.

  4. Wake up early next morning and get into the water right after breakfast at 8 AM. We will practice till about 11:30 - 12PM after which we will wind up the camp and head back to Bangalore.

COURSE REGISTRATION

1. Complete the registration form & waiver  :  http://goodwave.in/waiver

2. Click the "Cashfree" below button to make the payment.  You will be directed to their website and you can use your credit or debit cards/netbanking to make the payment. If this payment method doesn't work for you please transfer the amount of Rs. 5500 to bank account details mentioned below.  Note that Goodwave Adventures is a brand that is owned by Madras Fun Tools (www.madrasfuntools.com)                                     

 

3. If you prefer a direct bank transfer,  then transfer the course fee of Rs. 6000 to the following bank account:

Name : MADRAS FUN TOOLS

A/C No : 50200001237197

Branch : BESANT NAGAR, Chennai

IFSC Code : HDFC0000010

Beneficiary bank swift code- HDFCINBBCHE

Goodwave Adventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Madras Fun Tools (www.madrasfuntools.in), India’s only online store dedicated to paddle sports. 

Cancellation Fee: 

Up to 10 days before the event you will have 100% refund.

From 9 to 5 days before the event you will have 50% refund or a 100% discount on a similar session conducted in 2013.

From 4 to 0 days there will be no refund.

Cover Photo by Tejaswi Raghavendra

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