Kayak Resources

Looking for some resources? Here are a few links to some tools that will help you as you grown in your paddling career.

Great Articles to Read:

Safety Gear & Style
Benefits of Pool Sessions
How to Choose a Whitewater Paddle
How to: Pack your Kayak for a Multi-day Self Support Trip
Kayaking is a Mental Sport: The Power of Positive Thinking
Stretches for Paddlers
How to Boat Scout
Paddler’s Guide to Choosing the Right Kayak

Style By Louis Geltman

kayak session

Organizations of Interest:

American Whitewater: River conservation initiatives and has river level information.
American Canoe Association (ACA)
British Canoe Union (BCU)
American Rivers: River Protection


River Levels

Dreamflows (West Coast)
American Whitewater (Nationwide)
Northcoast Rivers (Northern California/Southern Oregon)

Online Guidebooks for Finding a New Run

American Whitewater
California Creeks
A Wet State
North Coast Paddling

Paperback Guidebooks for Finding a New Run

Soggy Sneakers

soggy sneakers


Paddling Clubs and Groups

West Coast:

Professor Paddle (Seattle, WA)

PDX Kayaker (Portland, OR)

Oregon Whitewater Association (Portland, OR)

Eugene Kayaker – Eugene, OR


kayakers at the Carter Creek, the put-in for the Wild and Scenic Chetco River

Happy to finally be at the put-in at Carter Creek!



Rapids Riders (Minneapolis, MN)

Michigan Kayak Instructor Class

East Coast:

Boater Talk