Kayaking Lake/River Roll

Beginner | Ages 11 & up

Student (11+)

We designed this course to help you develop the basic mechanical and mental skills to execute a bomb-proof roll every time!

Lake/River Roll Kayaking Class with Sierra South

If you’ve never rolled before or can’t execute your lake roll with more than a 50% success ratio, you should take this class. This is also the course to take if you are working on your off-side roll. We head to Isabella Lake for hands-on, real-time practice. If you have a decent lake roll but seem to come apart on the river, this class is also for you. We will use the same format as the Lake Roll Class but move immediately to the river. There, your watchful instructor will critique your technique. Many times, with a minor adjustment, you will be able to improve your roll and understand what to do to make it bomb-proof! Included are paddling equipment and transportation once you get to Sierra South.

Schedule & Duration

  • Months of operation: March – September
  • Available daily at 8:30 a.m.
    • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your class
  • Three to four hours


  • Must be at least 11 years old
  • Must weigh between 50 & 275 lbs
  • Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!

Additional Information

  • Included are paddling equipment and transportation
  • All classes require a minimum number of guests. If participant numbers are not met we will notify you and provide various options for your class to go on
  • All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions

Responsibility & Liability

All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions.

Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 not accompanied by their parents must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Sierra South
Mountain Sports
Phone (800) 457-2082
Map Marker

11300 Kernville Road
Kernville, California 93238

Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.

Hours of Operation

Store: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

           10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun

Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri