Refresh with Ryan - Intermediate CourseRegular price $495.00
This two-day course is all about refreshing your river paddling. It's the perfect next stop for polishing up those Grade II Certificate Course skills.
We all know your Grade II Course is just the beginning, so if you are looking to continue to improve your skills then these two days are for you. This course is designed to help you freshen up your river reading and paddling skills, with the aim of further growing your confidence and ability. This is a great couple of days with Ryan on the river and we cannot recommend it enough.
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Day One – Gorge Bridge and Woodstock Paddle – 9am till approx 4pm
Day One focuses on improving your boat control, boat placement, forward paddling and river reading skills. We will be helping you to improve your entry and set up for bluffs, wave trains as well as helping you to gain further control of your boat on the river. This is a crucial skill to have in the Gorge. The morning will see Ryan taking you through a series on drills and techniques to help improve these areas. You can expect to see some whiteboard theory before we get started. The afternoon will bring a lunch break before we head up to Woodstock for a 14km paddle back down to the Gorge Bridge.
Day Two – Woodstock Bluff and Woodstock Paddle – 9am till approx 4pm
Day Two will see us heading up to Woodstock for the morning. We will be consolidating the skills we worked on yesterday. Expect to be feeling a lot more confident in the boat today and perhaps pushing yourself a little harder. The morning will be spent with a bit more time on the whiteboard then some video analysis so you continue to focus on improving your confidence and lines. Then a lunch break before a second paddle from Woodstock down to the Gorge Bridge. This is your opportunity to put everything you have learnt over the past two days into practice and ending the course on a high.
Travelling Athlete Info
If you are travelling from outside of Christchurch to spend some time with us on the river or over the mountain here is some information to help plan you trip.
These requirements are in place for your safety and to ensure we can fit you in one of our boats (if required)
- You must be able to swim
- Weigh less than 110kg
- Be shorter than 6'4.
Please contact us to discuss options if you don’t the fit these requirements.