Spring Paddle Festival Kayak and Paddleboard Clinic

Paddlefest Kayak and Paddleboard Clinic

When: Saturday, April 27th Kayak Clinic at 1pm, Paddleboard Clinic at 2pm. Friday, May 3rd Kayak Clinic at 10am, Paddleboard Clinic at 2pm. Sunday, May 5th Kayak Clinics at 10am & 1pm, Paddleboard Clinic at 2pm. Meet at Tumalo Creek for these clinics!

Demo Day: Saturday, May 4th at Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702

Cost: $35 per clinic, per participant


Because paddle sports are the perfect summer compliment to a four season outdoor enthusiast in Central Oregon, we know you’ve been wanting to learn to kayak or standup paddleboard.  Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s 20th annual Spring Paddlefest Weekend is the perfect opportunity to give it a try! Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe will be offering two-hour intro to kayak and standup paddleboard courses for only $35 on April 27th, May 3rd & 5th, free demos on May 4th at Riverbend Park and retail paddle gear will be on sale in store throughout the weekend!

After this clinic, participants will be able to effectively navigate boats or boards by using a variety of basic strokes and paddle techniques. You’ll develop the technique and confidence to enjoy Central Oregon’s waterways on your own!

Saturday’s Paddlefest Celebration at Riverbend Park will be the perfect time to try your new paddle skills while demoing the latest boat and board models from premier brands and manufacturers.

And if you fall in love, and we know you will, Tumalo Creek’s Bend shop location, in the Old Mill on the Deschutes River across from the Whitewater Park (a short distance from Riverbend Park) will hold a storewide RETAIL SALE.

If you have always wanted to try paddling, now is your chance to try!

What to bring:

  • Sneakers, river shoes, or wetsuit booties
  • Sunglasses with Retainers 
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
  • Synthetic top and bottom (weather dependent)
  • Raincoat and rain pants (weather dependent)
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottle

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at Tumalo Creek and other local retailers.

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