Learn to Kayak from a Pro

Are you the type of person who would enjoy the peace and serenity of a kayaking trip but are a bit anxious to try? It is such a safe activity if done with knowledge and care. At the same time we’ve all seen those videos of a newbie climbing in followed by the fateful tip over. (Queue friends and family laughing hysterically on the dock)

We’ve got a solution for you, and it’s pretty cool.

George L Smith State Park: You'll Love Paddling the Amazing Black Water

REI is now offering a Learn to Kayak class, and there are currently two locations in the Atlanta area, the Chattahoochee Nature Center and Sweetwater Creek State Park.

The course promises to “introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace”. You’ll learn about preparedness, safety, and proper technique, all in a comfortable and beautiful setting. We’ve kayaked the Chattahoochee Nature Center and Sweetwater before. They’re both breathtakingly beautiful locations in deceivingly urban areas.

Who knows? Perhaps you’ll wind up purchasing a kayak to take on your own adventures. There are plenty of low cost, traditional models available. And the latest trend has been these collapsable models that are super easy to transport.

Oru Kayak Foldable Kayak Lake | Lightweight, Portable & Stable - Lake and River Kayaks - Beginner, Intermediate - Size (unfolded): 9 x 32 in, 17 Lbs
  • OUR SMALLEST, MOST PORTABLE KAYAK: Meet the lightest, most portable, and easiest to assemble folding kayak yet. Your innovative Lake boat by Oru Kayak is made for casual kayaking on calm waters, such as lakes, rivers, and bays, so it’s perfect for beginners who like to travel with their portable kayak.
  • FROM BOX TO BOAT IN MINUTES: the Lake assembles in minutes without any tools or experience! Oru pioneered the Lake’s origami-inspired, foldable structure, so you won’t spend forever setting up or waste time lugging around a boat!
  • COMPACT, DURABLE, & RELIABLE: Oru Kayaks undergo extensive strength and durability testing. Created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene, Oru Kayaks are incredibly puncture, abrasion resistant and built to last. A spacious cockpit with clamshell seat ensure maximum comfort.
  • NO ROOF RACK REQUIRED: Fits into the trunk of a small car for easy transport when hiking, bicycling, and using public transportation. Your Lake is the most convenient, transportable kayak imaginable.
  • SPECS & MEASUREMENTS: At 17 Lbs, this origami kayak weighs half of a traditional kayak. The 9"x 32" kayak that folds down to an unbelievably compact box - 42" x 10" x 18". Cockpit size: 23" x 44". Capacity for a max. of 250 Lbs. Max paddler height: 6'4".
INTEX 68305EP Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak Set: includes Deluxe 86in Kayak Paddles and High-Output Pump – Adjustable Seat with Backrest – Removable Skeg – 1-Person – 220lb Weight Capacity
  • SUPER-STRONG – SuperStrong enhanced molecular formulation PVC provides superior strength and durability, ensuring high impact and abrasion resistance
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN – The Challenger K1 has a streamlined low-profile design that is perfect for easy paddling in lakes and mild rivers
  • COCKPIT SEATS – Built with removable and adjustable seats, the cockpit design is spacious and comfortable, providing plenty of room for your legs and gear
  • REMOVABLE SKEG – Attached to the underside of the kayak, the removable skeg provides directional stability, making it easier to maintain a straight and steady course while paddling
  • 1-PERSON CAPACITY – Inflated size is 9 feet x 2.6 feet x 1.1 feet with a weight capacity of 220 pounds and easily foldable to be put in the carry bag that allows for easy transportation

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