During our annual Spring Paddlefest Weekend, Tumalo Creek will be offering two-hour intro to kayak and SUP clinics. Kayak clinics begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, and Sunday. SUP clinics will begin at 2 p.m. both days. Cost is $35 for each participant. On Saturday, we encourage paddlers to join us at Riverbend Park for the boat demo portion of the weekend. These sell out fast so save your spot by booking online now!
More about our Paddlefest Intro Classes:
Here in Central Oregon, paddling isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. That’s because the locals know what every visitor could probably guess: some of the very best scenery in the Cascades is only accessed by boat or board!
The Paddlefest kayak and SUP clinics are designed to give new paddlers the experience they need to confidently demo boats and boards FOR FREE during our Paddlefest event on Saturday!
Whether you live here, or are visiting for the first time, don’t let another summer slip by without trying your hand at the incredibly fun and easy-to-learn sport of flatwater paddling.
Join us in our beautiful outdoor classroom as we introduce and practice the skills every new paddler needs to explore Central Oregon’s pristine waterways. We’ll begin with a relaxing introduction where you will learn about dynamics, appropriate gear and our favorite paddling destinations.
We’ll then launch our boats or boards onto the Deschutes River and begin to build our paddling techniques. In a very short time, paddlers will begin to understand how to effectively navigate their boat or board by using a variety of basic strokes and paddle techniques. By the end of the lesson, paddlers will develop the techniques and confidence to enjoy Central Oregon’s waterways on their own.