“Paddle with the Pros Clinic and Festival”

Overview

This one-day clinic will feature three different classes, a Beginner Fundamentals Course, a River Running/Downriver Freestyle Course and a Creeking Clinic on Brush Creek, taught by 8 of the best kayakers in the world.

That night we will hold a mini-festival style gathering at Sierra South where guests and town members will be able to join us for a night of movies, beer, raffles, autographs, and stories from the world’s best kayakers.

Course descriptions

Paddle with Pros Fundamentals: The fundamentals course will be catered towards beginner kayakers who are looking to improve their skills, such as the proper forward stroke technique, ferrying, eddy turns, draw strokes, identifying river features, edging, and how to properly outfit your gear. This class will be held on either the class II-III Lickety or Fairview sections of the Kern River. You can count on doing two or three runs on during the day. Upon completion of this class, students will receive a free kayak package rental and be eligible to rent a kayak in the future. What are you waiting for? Come out and learn with the professionals! Classes start at 9:00 am. sharp and are usually over by 4 pm. Lunch and transportation once you get to Sierra South are included. Cost $200

Paddle with Pros River Running/Downriver Freestyle: This clinic is designed for those looking to improve their overall river running technique. In addition, boaters also wanting to learn how to paddle the new-age slicey stern river running kayaks, such as the Jackson Antix, Waka Steeze, Pyranha Ripper, Liquidlogic Braap, etc, will benefit from this class. Paddlers should be comfortable in class III-IV whitewater, while improving their river reading skills, bracing, balance, timing, etc. Aspiring downriver freestyle paddlers will be introduced to moves, such as splatting, squirting, rock spins, boofing, and surfing. There is no doubt, mastering these skills, will help maximize the amount of fun you can have on your local river! This clinic will be held on Chamise, Cables, Limestone or Ant Canyon sections of the Kern River. Upon completion of this class, students will receive a free kayak package rental and be eligible to rent a kayak in the future. What are you waiting for? Come out and learn with the professionals! Classes start at 9:00 am. sharp and are usually over by 4 pm. Lunch, and transportation once you get to Sierra South are included. Cost $200

Paddle with Pros Creeking Clinic on Brush Creek: This Creeking Clinic is developed for those looking to improve their skills and techniques on waterfalls, slides, and boulder gardens. The focus will be on skills, such as boofing, scouting, hazard awareness, team dynamics, boat control techniques and how to confidently improve your paddling to a new level. This class will be held on Brush Creek (flows permitting). Back up sections of the Kern River would be Chamise, Cables, Limestone or Ant Canyon. Upon completion of this class, students will receive a free kayak package rental and be eligible to rent a kayak in the future. What are you waiting for? Come out and learn with the professionals! Classes start at 9:00 am. sharp and are usually over by 4 pm. Lunch, and transportation once you get to Sierra South are included. Cost: $200

Cancellations

No Cancelations. No Refunds.  Sierra South is not liable for other costs incurred in association with a canceled trip. We suggest trip insurance such as Travelguard.com to cover any unexpected situations.

Minimums

Some of our trips require a minimum number of guests to operate. All kayaking classes require a minimum of 4 students. We will attempt to contact you if the minimums have not been met for the activity that you have chosen prior to the trip date. Minimum numbers can be met through one or multiple reservations and can be met up to the day before the trip. You can call 800­457­2082 for up­to­date trip status.

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: Clinic- 9 am – 4 pm

Time: Festival- 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 11300 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA. 93238

Paddle with these Pros

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

                Kokatat          Watershed          Immersion Research          Shred Ready          Sweet Protection          Jackson Kayak

                                            NRS          Kayak Session Magazine          Werner Paddles          Kernville Cowork   

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: 9am – 5pm, Daily

Reservations: 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

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