Riverboarding Lessons (Updated August 12, 2012)
Wet - Ride a RipBoard
Unfortunatley water levels are currently below the the minimum 250cfs needed to go ripboarding on Clear Creek in Golden, CO. The forecast calls for more rain the next few days so this may change and if so we will post lesson availability. If you would like to be notified by e-mail drop RipBoard a note.
Lesson rates are $65 per adult, $55 per student (id required), & $45 per child (age 16 and under) for a 2 1/2 hour session. All you need for this whitewater adventure are a
swimsuit, towel, and a go for it attitude! View riverboarding lesson pics held at the Clear
Creek Whitewater Park in Golden, Colorado. We meet at Parfet Park, located at the SE corner of 10th & Washington, turn East on 10th and go 1/2 block turn South into parking lot (Jackson St.). Reservation deposit of $25 required please call (303) 321-1335 in Colorado or toll free: 1.866.311.2627 outside Colorado. Credit cards accepted.
Lesson Schedule & times: Currently Not Available - need more RAIN!
Participants must be at least 12 yrs old, know how to swim and be physically fit. Lessons include all the necessary gear: helmet, pfd, wetsuit, riverboard, fins, booties and knee pads.
Clear Creek, Golden, CO 2011 RipBoarding Lesson Pics- Schindels, Sabers & Guthries
More riverboarding pics
of RipBoard students from Clear Creek whitewater park.
Riverboarding Lesson Overview
lesson begins with a dryland safety review including a basic introduction to whitewater.
A demonstration of the proper position and steering techniques is covered with
students practicing during the dryland demo. A question and answer period follows
along with an introduction to the park's rapids and features. Once completed -
the hard part begins - putting on a wetsuit!
RipBoard has a wide range
of wetsuits and will ask for sizes (height, weight, and shoe size) when taking a
reservation so equipment fits. Restrooms and changing facilities are
available at the park. Total time for safety review, dryland demo, and changing
into gear is normally 45 minutes. Once done, the fun starts - a refreshing dip
in the cool water (oooooh!! hahhhhh!!) Students practice the basic steering and balancing
techniques until all have mastered them. Most groups take 20 minutes to complete
this easy learning curve with assistance.
With an instructor in front,
students (must be physically fit and at least 12 yrs old) follow one behind the
other as the group descends the rapids. Larger groups will have a second instructor
trail behind the students to offer help for any who need it. Now you're riverboarding!
The 10 Class II-II+ whitewater rapids are spread out along a mile section of Clear
Creek. A riverboarding lesson includes as many trips down the entire course of
rapids as possible during the 3 1/2 hour time period. Each trip the guide will
teach specific whitewater skills; most learn
by end of lesson. Advanced groups and repeat customers may have the
opportunity to ride more difficult rapids as water levels allow.
in Frommer's Vacation Guide to Colorado and Denver under things to do, riverboarding
is easier than kayaking and more fun than rafting, within a half hour of donwtown
Denver. What better way to spend a Summer day in Colorado? Get wet, ride a RipBoard