A reliable kayak roll is an important safety skill for both sea kayakers and whitewater kayakers. Students should have previous experience with hip snaps and bracing, and performing a wet exit with a spray skirt on.
Anyone can learn how to roll, although everyone has a different learning curve. Some may learn a roll in their first class; others may take more time and practice. Rolling a kayak is all about correct technique, and requires more flexibility and agility than strength. Rutabaga's instructors will adapt to your needs – we’ll demonstrate alternative techniques and teach a number of take-away exercises and drills for self-practice so you can continue learning and honing your technique on your own.
At this time, Rutabaga is offering rolling instruction by appointment only. For information on private rolling lessons visit the Private Lessons page