Kayak rolling clinic



13 Frere avenue, on the corner of Seymour, Parktown West


South Africa
Trip Participants


Lewis Coosner

Learn how to eskimo roll!

Rolling is an essential skill for every kayaker. It's possible to kayak for years without knowing how to roll - just cross your fingers and pray to whichever gods take your fancy that the next wave won't flip you upside down and dump you ignobly in a seething rapid!

Having a bomb-proof roll makes your kayaking more fun, makes river trips safer, keeps you drier and impresses your friends, so there's no time like the present to learn!

We'll meet at the ESSA storeroom (13 Frere avenue, on the corner of Seymour, Parktown) late morning, and our intrepid instructor(s) will patiently teach you how to roll. If there are any other experienced kayakers who are prepared to assist, please let us know.

After the clinic, we'll socialise, braai and trade war stories.

What to bring: Your own kayak and wet gear if you have (spray deck, dry-top, life jacket, paddle, maybe a wetsuit if you get cold easily). Googles and a nose clip are very useful as well. If you don't have a kayak, relax! There are five ESSA kayaks available for anyone to use free of charge.

Bring meat, drinks, and braai gear (charcoal, matches, tongs, plates, etc) if you'd like to braai afterwards. Remember to bring dry clothes and a towel.

Time: Starting time will be around 11h30.


Sunday, March 14, 2010 (All day)