This Saturday 5th November, our local friendly canoe shop, Woodmill, will be holding a ‘Freestyle Fun Day’ that will take place just upriver of the boat hard (by the weir).
For those of you who are now wondering ‘What on earth is freestyle kayaking?’, well read on. Freestyle kayaking, or ‘Playboating’ as it is more commonly known, is the ability to perform tricks on both flat water or on a wave/weir – I’m sure you have all seen some of the more experienced kayakers spinning their boats in an unholy manner and thinking wow, I wish I could do that…
( Still confused, check out this video by our very own Team Strutter, don’t panic, it won’t be quite this extreme at the weekend, there will be a lot of flat water play boating too)
Whether you are a complete beginner to freestyle or have been doing it for a few years, there will be classes and lessons to teach you what you need (bought by the experts from Jackson Kayaks!)
The day will also feature a BBQ, music and rodeo event (freestyle competition on the Weir!), so even if you don’t fancy paddling it is well worth coming down and watching, chilling out, chatting to other kayakers, taking a look around the shop, eating hot dogs etc.
Do not worry if you don’t think you are good enough, there will be beginners classes too, all that we ask is that you have done a spray deck test with us already (ideally you will have practiced T Rescues at one of our river/pool sessions or done our introduction to moving water session, but if not, come down and have fun anyway! You can still get on the water)
The event will run 10:00-15.00 on Saturday, details of where/when to meet will be sent out to those that express interest.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME TO THIS EVENT, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND FIND MATT’S EMAIL ADDRESS
OR CALL/TEXT YOUR NAME AND NUMBER TO
PLEASE DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, YOU MAY MISS OUT!