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Kayak Instruction & Outdoor Gear Rental at T.O.W.

We can provide all you need to get ready for...
The Outside World!

Be prepared! Proper gear is a must for your next paddling, hikeing or camping adventure but knowing how to use your equipment is just as important. The experienced T.O.W. staff can get you geared up and give you the knowledge you need to make the most of your adventures. Our ACA (Amercian Canoe Association) certified instructors can get you on the water safely and our Rental Program can give you a chance to try before you buy with the best equipment. Kayak Instruction:
Whether you just want to "give it a try", need to brush up on your technique or are heading for big water, our ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructors can help boaters at all levels improve and expand their paddling skills.

Choose from our
INDOOR or OUTDOOR programs.

INDOOR Classes

Call for an appointment

The Outside World is the first store in the world to offer an indoor pool with a simulated wave providing the comfort and security of being in a controlled environment. We also offer rodeo classes with or without current. Whether you're just starting or looking to take your play boating to the next level, drop us a line.

INTRO TO ROLLING - 35$/Hr.

- Learning Boat Terminology
- Wet Exit (Learning to exit the boat when flipped over)
- Hip Snap
- Learning the Basic "C to C" Roll


ADVANCED ROLLING - 35$/Hr.

- Perfecting Your Roll
- Rolling in Current
- Working on Offside Rolls
- Developing a Sweep Roll
- Bracing
- Hand Roll


STROKES CLASS - 35$/Hr.

- Forward & Reverse
- Sweeps
- Duffeks


MANUEVERING IN CURRENT: ONE - 35$/Hr.

- Ferrying
- C-Turns
- S-Turns
- Eddy Turns & Peel Outs
- River Reading


MANEUVERING IN CURRENT: TWO - 35$/Hr.

- Perfecting Maneuvers From Class One
- Surfing
- Stern Squirts
- Enders


How good is "The Wave?"

"The Wave" is a simulated river feature in our exclusive indoor play pool at The Outside World. It's an excellent device for teaching beginner and intermediate technique, testing new boats or just having fun without all the preparation one might need for a "river trip".
Check out pictures and footage of our Wave Pool on our Gallery Page. Wave Pool use without instruction is $30 per hour with a maximum of three people. Must be 18 years of age or have parent or guardian present. Helmets, spray skirt and PFD required. Wetsuits available for rent if water feels too cool.



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OUTDOOR Classes
(held on local rivers)

After at least one indoor class the next step is get on the river! You'll start your day at 9:00 am at our store on GA 400 in Dawsonville. Once we size you with the correct gear we will go directly to Lake Lanier to work on wet exits, rolls, paddling strokes, and rescue techniques. After working up an appetite paddling we will break for lunch, which we provide. Next we will travel to the Upper "Hooch" or an equivalent river. Paddling this section will take between 3-4 hours. We will break at surfing rapid for a snack and to practice surfing and rolls. We'll return to the store at around 5:00 pm.

OUTDOOR KAYAKING CLASSES

Group Rate - $160 per person. -
Groups consist of 2-6 people with a minimum 3 to 1 insturctor/student ratio. Call ahead for scheduling and reservation.

Private Instruction: $299 1st person, $50 for 2nd. - Guarantees private instruction with instructor with no more than two people. Call ahead to schedule time and make reservation.

SCHEDULING:   Classes can be taught at different times but please contact us ahead of time for availability and additional information.

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The Outside World.
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471 Quill Drive
Dawsonville, GA 30534
tel: 706.265.4500
toll free: 866.375.BOAT(2628)
fax: 706.265.4501
Mon. - Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-6
info@theoutsideworld.net

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