Whitewater Kayaking

The Hoofers Outing Club whitewater group provides the equipment and instruction to members of all levels of ability to experience, learn, and progress in whitewater activites. Club members paddle whitewater in kayaks, decked canoes (called C-1 boats) and open canoes. Experienced members volunteer to share their enthusiasm for kayaking with other members by offering kayak lessons, kayak practice at Prairie du Sac and river trips nearly every week from late May until fall.

In addition, the whitewater group organizes informal kayak lake practice, pool sessions at the Nat during winter, kayak video nights, participation in Canoecopia, trips to classes taught by professional kayakers, and trips to the Southeast and to the West throughout the year.

What do you need to go on a whitewater paddling trip? Here is our lesson ratings chart and some suggestions for personal gear to bring.

For more information, contact our Whitewater Kayaking Chair.

 

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Tanner Stirrat : Whitewater Kayaking Chair, Trip Leader

Tanner Stirrat

Whitewater Kayaking Chair, Trip Leader

Newest member of Team Downstream. Likes paddling hard, being upside down, and getting rightside up again. Dislikes moving slowly.

Ross Porter : Instructor, Trip Leader

Ross Porter

Instructor, Trip Leader

My first degree was Sports Coaching and Development and then I expanded that remit into a Community Education degree. I've worked with so many groups in the outdoor environment that I can barely list them; however, I've focused on youth development and leadership primarily. Im interested in developing leaders in the Hoofers Outing Club. My main focus in America and the US has been working with the International Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Dan York : Water Safety Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

Dan York

Water Safety Chair, Instructor, Trip Leader

Interests include kayak lessons, rolling classes, and proselytizing the gospel of water safety.

Ned Rubert-Nason : Instructor, Trip Leader

Ned Rubert-Nason

Instructor, Trip Leader

Aficionado of Culvers, Prarie du Sac dam, and hitting every rock on the river.

Eric Oberhart : Canoe Chair, Trip Leader

Eric Oberhart

Canoe Chair, Trip Leader

Leads just about anything when voluntold. Frequent driver of The Van.

Tadhg Barrett : Instructor, Trip Leader

Tadhg Barrett

Instructor, Trip Leader

It's pronounced like tiger, without the "er." Also has a funny accent.

Ethan Raysby : Instructor

Ethan Raysby

Instructor

Teaches kayak lessons and shreds the Red.

Caitlyn Ngam : Cross Country Ski Chair, Trip Leader

Caitlyn Ngam

Cross Country Ski Chair, Trip Leader

The proud leader of "team downstream," Caitlyn has swam out of her boat in exotic locations on rivers like the White Nile, the Ottawa, the Arkansas, and the Wisconsin. And the Red.

Varun Ramesh : Caving Chair

Varun Ramesh

Caving Chair

Will Plaxico : Pool Session Coordinator

Will Plaxico

Pool Session Coordinator

Want to go to a wintertime pool session? Talk to Will.

Carl Zimm : Instructor, Trip Leader

Carl Zimm

Instructor, Trip Leader

Passionate about paddling, hot oatmeal, and vegetables sourced from his backyard. Join him for a canoe lesson!

Thomas Tegart : Instructor, Trip Leader

Thomas Tegart

Instructor, Trip Leader

Tom teaches a lot of lessons. A lot of lessons.