It’s been an incredible spring and summer on the water!
We began in the wee hours of early spring with some fun on the coast with our Surf Kayaking and SUP Clinics, for both beginners and experienced paddlers. We made a splash at Santa Cruz Paddlefest – where our own instructors and students competed and earned podium finishes at the event!
At the start of the river season, we held our second River Rescue Course with Sierra Rescue, leading straight into multi-day Whitewater Kayaking Clinics on the Rogue River in Oregon, South Fork American River in Coloma and the Salmon River in Idaho. Day trips abounded with mountain biking and boating, river SUPing, kayak races and even a whitewater pool floaty trip!
We began our Community Outreach Program with volunteer events for Images of Hope El Dorado, a non-profit organization which strives to promote cancer awareness, activities, events and ongoing support for our local community. We had amazing days on Lake Clementine and rafting on the American. In the future, we hope to grow this program to reach demographics of women who may not have access to watersports, whether it be due to physical or financial limitations. More about Images of Hope El Dorado on their website.
Looking forward to fall and winter, we have more adventures planned, including an overnight bioluminescence sea kayaking excursion and some awesome paddling festivals on the river and on the coast. Finally, we’ll finish out the year with an epic trip to the rivers of Chile, for a 10-day all-inclusive whitewater kayaking trip!
To everyone who has been on this journey with us- we’re stoked you’re here! And for those of you who haven’t yet experienced how awesome it is to connect with this amazing collection of women- we’ll have many more events in the future to join!
For more information about our organization and events, including volunteer opportunities for the Collective Outreach Program, email us at [email protected].
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