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Kayak Classes

Northwest River Guides LLC also operates under the name eNRG Kayaking, and is the premier kayak school in the Pacific Northwest.  Operating on more than 25 rivers, lakes and the Pacific Ocean, NRG can help you learn the basics, prepare you for a national competition, an international expedition, or train you to become an instructor  - be it whitewater, flatwater or open ocean.  Our classes are taught by our experienced and certified instructors who love to teach and are passionate about the sport of kayaking.  We teach American Canoe Association, American Whitewater, Rescue 3, and World Kayak Federation curriculum.


“I attended the Women’s Creeking Class last Saturday and it was….well, just awesome.  The instructors at eNRG were very professional, informative and safety-conscious. eNRG took video and still shots for analysis after we got off the water. What a great learning tool! (And there was some entertaining boater-cross footage too…um…sorry again about that Lori :-) . Before getting on the water, the instructors covered a lot of important creeking topics, such as outfitting your creekboat, pin kits and rescue situations. We also covered some fun topics like boofing and teamwork.  On the water (and before we got to the big rapids) we practiced eddy-turns(boy,did we practice our eddy turns) and other strokes. Then we hit the big rapids on the Upper Wind…it was so much fun! We took our time scouting and learning about reading water. There was always the option to portage. We continued to practice drills after we got through the Class III/IV rapids. We spent 6 hours on the water that day, and that doesn’t include the instruction before and after class! Overall, I think everyone had a great day on the river. We did have a little carnage, but the instructors were right there to help. I personally learned the most from the video analysis at the end of the day. I highly recommend the class for anyone who wants to get into creeking.
Thanks eNRG”

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