3 Essential River Skills for Whitewater Kayakers

Does the idea of going over waterfalls in a kayak and maneuvering your way through dynamic currents get your blood pumping?

KEEN Ambassador Paul Kuthe is the Program Director at Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe, where he enriches the paddling experiences had by all who share the water with him. Paddling has always been, and will continue to be, an escape, a livelihood, and a way of life.

Paul emphasizes the importance of mastering the basics of kayaking like learning to maneuver your kayak in, out, and across fast currents is essential for controlling your descent down stream. He shares three essential river skills for whitewater kayakers (presented by Canoe & Kayak and Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe in Portland, Oregon) in these three virtual coach videos:

Want more? Get inspired by Paul Kuthe and the other KEEN Ambassadors.