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BCO Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekend

5/13/2016 to 5/15/2016
When: Friday, May 13, 2016
Where: Olympic Outdoor Center
602 N Interstate 35
San Marcos, Texas 
United States
Contact: Bayou City Outdoors - Houston

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BCO Whitewater Kayaking 101 Weekend
May 13-15, 2016 
Olympic Outdoor Center
602 N Interstate 35
San Marcos, TX 78666

Come join Bayou City Outdoors for a weekend (or day) 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!
You will learn handling skills, strokes, rolling your kayak, balance, equipment and gear and so much more! 

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. Most kayakers who have taken the class go on to become serious whitewater kayak addicts. This class is for beginners or intermediate kayakers alike. We paddle in whitewater boats with skirts and helmets and all gear is included in the cost of the class.

Friday evening: Fitted in your boat, rolling practice, try and arrive between 6:00pm & 7:00pm.
Introduction Dinner - Dinner in San Marcos if you can arrive in time. 
Saturday morning: 7:30 am - meet and head to the river. This is the day to learn the basics that you will use for the rest of your paddling career! 
Saturday evening - Dinner for those who stay over
Sunday am - Rio Vista or River Trip. We leave the Center at 8:00am prompt so we can get on the river and beat the crowds! This is the day you put your skills learned the day before to use.
Sunday afternoon - usually back at the Center around 3:00 and then we head back to Houston - tired, happy and ready to come back and do it again!

BCO Members rate is $130.00 per person, per day. Non-Member rate is $155.00. Price includes kayak instruction, boat rental, paddle, helmet, life vest, and shuttle. Bring lots of water, snacks, cash/cc for lunch and sunscreen. 

Members & non-members RSVP at the BCO Calendar - registration is required at, non-members please call 713-524-3567 or email to

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