Friday, February 13, 2009

Lets Play: OKCC Play Clinic #1


A couple of months ago Michael Williams from the Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club asked me if I'd like to help out teaching some of the classes for the Club. I accepted gladly and offered to teach a monthly play boating class, on the first Saturday of each month with a few exceptions.

Saturday, Jan 10th was the first of those (We skipped the real first Saturday so we could all recover from New Years)

13 of us met in Portland to head to Lake Creek and one more from Eugene Oregon met us down there at the put in.

Group meeting at the put inGroup meeting at the put in

Eddy at Grassy Lawn
Eddy at Grassy Lawn

Lake Creek is one of the area bigger water play runs. There are tons of catch on the fly holes and waves to have fun on but we focused on the eddy-serviced feature know as Grassy Lawn. Its a 35ft wide wave/hole with good eddy service and good access. At the level we were there it was a bit shallow for big loops but it made for a less intimidating and more friendly hole for the group to go play and get some comfort on the feature and figure out lots of new things, even if that's just how to relax and side surf.

All Photos by Corey Morton

Aleece working on her righty cartwheelsAleese figuring out righty cartwheels

Shannon working on her spinsShannon working on her spins

Having a good time on Grassy! See you at the next clinic!Having a good time on Grassy! See you at the next clinic!

Check out more photos from the day!

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