Free Whitewater Kayaking Clinic
Whitewater kayakers gathered for a free Whitewater Kayaking Clinic on August 24, 2019, courtesy of Jackson Kayak, OKC Kayak and RIVERSPORT OKC. Professional instructors Rafa Ortiz, Colin Kemp, & Jim Buley shared their kayaking experience with paddlers of all skill sets.
Whitewater Kayak Competitions
Whitewater kayak competitions kicked off at 4p on August 24. The first competition was BoaterX. Whitewater kayakers launched off the bridge at the east end of RIVERSPORT Rapids and raced side-by-side, navigated gates, executed combat rolls and elbowed their way to victory. Next up was ShredderX, where Shredders battled it out through the whitewater channels. The Freestyle Competition wrapped up the day’s events, with athletes performing tricks and maneuvers in hopes of earning the most points.
Proceeds for the Whitewater Kayak Competitions benefited the Pine Creek Gauge Fund and the OKC Boathouse Foundation.