• Kodenchery - Kaithappoyil Road
  • Kodenchery, KL, 673580
  • India

COURSE INFORMATION 

This session is a combination of two of our most sought after courses, i.e. LTK  +  LTR Into. 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 . 

Getting the hang of the basics 

Getting the hang of the basics 

  • 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
Negotiating Class II rapids 

Negotiating Class II rapids 

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. 

Learning to catch an eddy. Geting in and out of a current is one of the most important whitewater running techniques

Learning to catch an eddy. Geting in and out of a current is one of the most important whitewater running techniques

DAY 3 (6 HOURS)

The focus today will to learn how to roll and to improve basic skills with boat control and paddle strokes as well as to introduce the Eskimo roll. Your time on the water will be equally divided between working on the roll and your core paddling technique. 

The eskimo roll is one of the most crucial moves hat a white water kayaker must master. A solid eskimo roll will accelerate your progress and help you gain confidence when running challenging white waters.  We will gradually delve into the mysterious dimensions of the eskimo roll, analyzing step by step the components that make up this complex move. After working on your hip snap, you will be able to try your roll assisted by an instructor, and finally on your own. 

Special attention is given to the development of comfort while upside down and under the water - one of the essential factors of success in a roll. Different variations of the roll will be demonstrated to you throughout the course.

 

In between the dunking underwater sessions you will be made to practise the moving water skills that you  would have learnt on day 2.  This would include ferrying/ eddying and mastering edge control.

The sweet taste of White-Water !  

The sweet taste of White-Water !  

TRIP ITINERARY (SAMPLE, EX-BANGALORE)

  • Day 0 Depart Bangalore  at 3:30 PM on Day 0 .
  • Reach Hotel in Kodenchery around 11 PM and overnight at the hotel
  • Day 01 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM LTK session on the river.  
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • Day 02  : Start LTR-Intro session at 9 AM on the river
  • Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel
  • Day 03 : River Roll session + Mini river trip. 
  • Depart for Bangalore at 4:30 PM.
  • Arrive in Bangalore around 11 PM 

For individuals travelling from outside Bangalore, bus transport is available to the final destination. It is advisable to leave the Friday night and arrive Saturday early morning. The return trip would be to leave Sunday night and arrive Monday morning.

COST : RS. 13,000/PERSON.

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

Estimate of actuals 

  • Accommodation : Rs 1500 (per head, non-A/C, twin sharing basis)
  • Food : Rs. 1500 (approx, depends on how much you actually eat)
  • Travel : Rs. 2500 (ex-Bangalore) + Rs. 800 local transport (hotel-river) 

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  : 

2. Click the "Cashfree" below button to make the payment.  You will be directed to their website and you can use your credit or debit cards/netbanking to make the payment. If this payment method doesn't work for you please transfer the amount of Rs. 9000 to bank account details mentioned below.  Note that Goodwave Adventures is a brand that is owned by Madras Fun Tools (www.madrasfuntools.com)

 

2. Transfer the course fee of Rs. 13,000 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