Our club provides informative information and most importantly, wonderful trips to some of our region's beautiful rivers, creeks, bayous, lakes and bays. Keep in mind that paddling, or any water related activity, is inherently dangerous. Our club encourages safety above all else. If you are uncertain of your paddling ability, it is recommended that you participate in an American Canoe Association class. In addition, our trips are rated based on the level of skills necessary. Due to fluctuating water levels, hazards or unexpected pull-overs, even easy trips may prove challenging for inexperienced paddlers.


Skill Level:

The following description of skill levels have been adapted for the rivers generally found in Texas. These references to rivers assumes a normal flow without excessive wind and do not apply at high flow rates.

Neophyte Never paddled before.

Beginner Familiarity with basic strokes and can make the boat go straight on flat water typically experienced on Armand Bayou, can maneuver the boat on slowly moving water, is aware of basic river safety and can confidently avoid hazards and strainers frequently experienced on Texas' Colorado River or the Buffalo Bayou at a modest flow rate.

Novice Confidently execute basic strokes plus ability to manage high wind and high waves typically experienced on Lake Charlotte or Sheldon reservoir, can maneuver the boat on moving water plus familiarity with eddy turns, ferrying and surfing in Class 2 rapids typically found on the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers. Able to read the river and identify the eddy line.

Intermediate Knowledge of basic whitewater safety, self-rescue and rescue such as retrieving a pinned boat. Able to capture small eddies, run Class 2 rapids confidently, but challenged by Class 3 rapids such as Cottonseed on the San Marcos at say 300-400 cfs.

Advanced Paddles a white water boat (canoe or kayak) has mastered basic strokes and maneuvers, adept at playing & surfing, is able to run Class 3 rapids confidently, but challenged by Class 4. Able to self-rescue or Eskimo roll in Class 3 rapids and able to assist in rescues. Reads water quickly & accurately.

Expert Able to paddle most Class 5 rapids successfully, can very reliably roll & self-rescue, possess strong rescue skills and is very adept at playing & surfing.

Extreme The ultimate level of skill, knowledge & judgment acquired by years of paddling highly challenging rivers. Makes Class 4 rapids look easy, rarely makes a mistake in Class 5 or above.

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service

Welcome New Friends and Followers!

Recent Meetups

What's new

 
Founded Mar 18, 2014

Help support your Meetup

Chip in

Our Sponsors

  • Manta Ray Divers

    Learn how to Scuba Dive this summer of 2015 & receive a 25% Discount.

  • Texas Borders Bar & Grill

    Free Chips&Salsa for KCKC members who show up for the monthly meetings.

  • MRE

    Real Estate Sales - Rental - Property Management

  • Swamp Shop

    Louisiana Souvenirs & Gifts

  • Rapid Media

    Free Online Subscriptions for KCKC Members

  • Austin Canoe and Kayak

    KCKC Members get 10% discount - Code Required: Locations Spring/Bellaire

  • Southwest Paddle Sports

    KCKC members get a 10% in store discount

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy