• Kodenchery, KL, 673580
  • India

COURSE INFORMATION 

This course is designed for you to go from zero to hero.

Suitable for those who have no prior experience with Whitewater or Kayaking, this course is a combination of two of our most sought after courses, i.e. LTK  +  LTR Into.  In this intensive 2-day course your determination will be put to the test giving you the opportunity to initiate your white-water paddling career in flying colors!

This course will be held in the pristine river sections of Iruvanjhipuza and Chalipuzha in Calicut district of Kerala. 

DAY 1 (6 HOURS)

The first day of the course is meant to get you familiar with the basics of the sport. You will be taught and made to practice the following skills in a section of a river that is fairly still . 

  • River safety protocol 
  • Swimming in the river
  • Gear familiarity and boat control 
  • Basic paddling strokes, forward, backward, side and turn strokes
  • Self rescue and eskimo rescue technique
A student learning the assisted Eskimo Rescue (T-rescue)

A student learning the assisted Eskimo Rescue (T-rescue)

DAY 2 (6 HOURS)

In this session you will be taught to negotiate currents and we will introduce you to handling your kayak in moving water. You will be taught the different white water kayaking skills that are essential to maneuver the kayak down the river. 

The last 3 hours of this session we will guide you down a class II river section where will you have  an opportunity to test your newly acquired paddling skills. While kayaking down this section you will experience the true beauty of a wild jungle river, breathtaking views of the gorge along with the taste of adrenalin rush that is part and parcel of white water kayaking. 

TRIP ITINERARY (SAMPLE, EX-BANGALORE)

  • Day 01 : Depart Bangalore 1500 hrs on Friday 
  • Reach Hotel in Kodenchery around 11 PM and overnight at the hotel
  • Day 02 Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM River Session 1
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 03 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM River Session 2
  • Depart for Bangalore at 4:30 PM.
  • Arrive in Bangalore around 11 PM

COST : RS. 9,000/PERSON.

Break-up of the cost

  • Kayak + Equipment ( Spray Deck + PFD + Helmet + Paddle) rental. Rs. 3000 (per day)
  • Kayak instruction: Rs. 1500 (per day)

*Food, Accommodation and Local Transport charged as per actuals. 

PLEASE NOTE (IMPORTANT)

  • Kayaking is an extremely instructor intensive activity and therefore to ensure safety of the participants we have a small ratio of only 3/4 students per instructors
  • Our Students are given the top quality equipment which has been certified for use on any grade of whitewater.
  • Our courses are based on the syllabus as prescribed by the ACA (American Canoe Association)
  • Transport to and from the city can be arranged upon request at an extra cost

WHAT TO BRING ?

  • A change of clothes to get wet in
  • Water resistant shoes or sandals.  Absolutely no slip-ons or floaters (Very important). The Sandals/shoes that you bring should not come off easily when swimming or floating in the rapids.
  • Sun Screen
  • Medicines for any existing ailments of allergies 
  • Sleeping bags (optional, if you don't like using hotel bed sheets)

COURSE REGISTRATION

1. Complete the registration form & waiver  : http://goodwave.in/waiver

2. Use the following button to make the payment. If this payment method doesn't work for you please transfer the amount of Rs. 11,000 to bank account details mentioned in poin

Note that Goodwave Adventures is a brand that is owned by Madras Fun Tools (www.madrasfuntools.com)

OR

2. Transfer the course fee to the following bank account:

Name           :    MADRAS FUN TOOLS
A/C No         :    50200001237197
Branch         :    BESANT NAGAR, Chennai
IFSC Code   :   HDFC0000010
Beneficiary bank swift code- HDFCINBBCHE

Goodwave Adventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Madras Fun Tools (www.madrasfuntools.in), India’s only online store dedicated to paddle sports. 

CANCELLATION FEE

  • 100 % refund between 7 days prior to the course date
  • 50% refund or 100% credit between 2-7 days prior to the course date
  • No refund or 50% credit between 0-48 hrs prior to the course date