Touring

Open Boating

I have to say, Kelly covered EVERYTHING!  I've taken this weekend class twice to absorb everything that goes into whitewater kayaking.  Since my class, I've paddled on class III whitewater and felt like I had a great sense of what [maneuvers, compound strokes or techniques] to do, when to do it, how to do it, and why to do it!   What Kelly teaches would be pretty much impossible for a self-taught paddler to figure out alone.  I feel safer, and more confident each time I'm on the river with a foundation of strokes and concepts to practice outside of class, and most importantly, I feel in control on the water.
Bob Pennington  -  home-builder
What an awesome class! Everything clicked into place in my head and my strokes are so much better!
Jane Bales  -  Volunteer

Introduction to Kayaking, Part 2 of 2

Location:
Highland Pool
400 Jackson Street SE
Albuquerque, NM, 87108
United States
See map: Google Maps

I am impressed with organization and professionalism of Kelly's operation.  The teaching methods are good and are reassuring to the extent they convey that the ability to kayak is within the reach for just about anybody (including not-so-young people like me!)

Betsy Glenn

I was excited to take the pool class, even though a few friends ridiculed taking a kayak class ("What's so hard about kayaking?!").  The whitewater clinic presented challenges I was not expecting (physically, mentally or emotionally), and it heightened my awareness of the river, the sport, challenges and myself.  It has taken me a week to process this experience, and I welcome the time it will take to continue to process both the instruction and personal learned experience. This course was positively intense!

Deanna Lundy

Open Boating

This class was amazing!  Learning to do things the right way from the beginning prevents you from having to 'unlearn' bad or possible dangerous habits later on. 
Heidi Craig  -  Retired, Artist
Kelly is a very good teacher - he presents learning as fun.  His classes are relaxed and low pressure.  I picked up many skills and knowledge that will make paddling easier and safer for me in the long run. 
Heidi Craig  -  Retired, Artist

Used Kayaks

NMKI maintains a growing list of used kayaks throughout New Mexico. Here you'll find whitewater, recreational, and touring kayaks from across the state. NMKI does not charge a commission, or sell on consignment. Instead, we help match buyers with sellers.

Choosing a Kayak

Choosing a kayak can be a little complicated at first, because there are so many styles and models to chose from. Kayaking is a relatively young sport, so designs are still evolving. There are four main categories of kayaks: Whitewater, Recreational, Touring & Inflatable kayaks.
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