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.
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.
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INDOOR or OUTDOOR programs.
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.
INDOOR ClassesCall for an appointment
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
- Hand Roll
STROKES CLASS - 35$/Hr.
- Forward & Reverse
MANUEVERING IN CURRENT: ONE - 35$/Hr.
- Eddy Turns & Peel Outs
- River Reading
MANEUVERING IN CURRENT: TWO - 35$/Hr.
- Perfecting Maneuvers From Class One
- Stern Squirts
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".
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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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.
(held on local rivers)
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.
Classes can be taught at different times but
please contact us ahead of time for availability and additional information.
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