Bayou City Outdoors Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101

Bayou City Outdoors Whitewater Kayaking Instruction 101

Olympic Outdoor Center

602 North Interstate 35,

San Marcos Texas 78666

8:30AM - 4:30PM




Come join BCO for a day (or weekend) of whitewater kayak instruction on the beautiful San Marcos river. Spring fed, the San Marcos is clear and 72 degrees year round. Our instructors are advanced kayakers and Olympian Ben Kvanli is our head instructor!




If possible, plan to arrive at the Olympic Outdoor Center Friday night for preliminary outfitting and rolling instruction. If you can't make it Friday night, please come early (7:45 am) Saturday to get outfitted.  We will be on the water first thing in the morning to get a full day of river fun!!




The San Marcos has several water features. On Saturday we run the lower San Marcos this allows us to learn and practice; ferrying, eddying out, strokes, river reading, rolling and much, much more. You can do as much or as little as you want, the instructors are here to help you get exactly what you want out of the class. Most kayakers who have taken the class go on to become serious whitewater kayak addicts! It is so much fun. This class is for beginners or intermediate kayakers alike. We paddle in whitewater boats with skirts and all gear is included in the cost of the class. All you need to bring is water, sunscreen, swimsuit or board shorts and a top. Please bring $3.00 cash for the launch park fee.




We are getting an awesome BCO rate of $95.00 per person, per day (instead of the normal $130.00). Price includes kayak rental, paddle, helmet, life vest, and shuttle. Bring lots of water, snacks, cash/cc for lunch and sunscreen.

Don’t forget: Wear a swimsuit or board shorts and a top.  You will probably want a t-shirt to protect you from the sun in the afternoon.  If you do not have a dry bag, just bring your river stuff and someone will help you carry it. We will send a check-list to you the week of the event via email to be sure you have everything you need for a perfect weekend!




(Please check the event listing on the BCO calendar on 8/30 called White Water Weekend – READ FIRST) This information page will give you additional details on the weekend, lodging, dinners and such)

Pay the Olympic Outdoor Center directly. They take cash, checks and credit cards. Additional info & RSVP http://www.BayouCityOutdoors.com or call[masked] or e-mail to [masked]


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  • Liz

    Kelly what time do we need to be there to get outfitted on Friday?

    August 26, 2013

  • Michael

    What time Friday night are you expecting most people to arrive for preliminary outfitting and rolling instruction ? Also where are most folks thinking about staying in the area for hotels or ya'll camping out ?

    August 24, 2013

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