Video: Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear

This video is to help those new to the sport of whitewater kayaking figure out the gear they need to get started. It is shot and edited from the standpoint of knowing little to nothing about what is required to safely and comfortably get into whitewater paddling.

There is so much stuff that you ‘can’ get for paddling, this tutorial aims to break it down into the NEEDS, WANTS and more LUXURY items that will all end up competing for space in your garage once you get into paddling.

Thanks for checking out this instructional video, we hope it is useful and helps get you looping at your local play hole and beyond. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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Aquabatics Calgary was founded in 1999 by Susan Azofeifa. In 2009, after running starting up and running the kayak school Simon Coward and his wife Nikki purchased the business and have been running it ever since. The business has been built on, and continues to run on the foundation that every customer experience is a quality one and most importantly personalized. Whether it is on the water with our internationally certified instructors, in our Calgary store, through our You Tube channel or our industry leading website. We strive to ensure every interaction with customers and paddlers is a positive one. Our staff are and ownership are stoked on what we do, and we think it shows in the product we deliver.


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