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Guide School - Basic Wave Navigation

Guide School - Basic Wave Navigation

Rafting Magazine's class II guide school series is designed to help you get acquainted with the basic principles of whitewater guiding. Whether you are thinking about guide school and want to get a jump start or you are new to boating and you are interested in getting your basic skills down this course will help you understand some of the essential skills of class II boating. Our convenient Modules help you learn at your own pace and study in your free time off the river with your instructors Daniel and Trevor. *These modules are not designed as a substitute for hands on training with a qualified instructor*

This lesson will focus on identifying waves as well as basic wave navigation. There are two major types of waves that you will encounter:

  • Standing Waves

  • Lateral Waves

Understanding what these waves look and feel like is critical to navigating class II and III whitewater. We will also take a look at how these waves from and a little hydrology behind them including the concept of the hydraulic jump (Which we will build on more in our lesson on holes). Before you head out on the water again make sure you understand how waves effect your boating and you will have a lot more fun with these great features.

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