Whitewater kayaking is something that can be enjoyable for people of nearly all ages. I’ve had my 7 year old out in my boat on some class II waters this summer and it got me to thinking about introducing people to the world of whitewater and the best way in going about it.
There is one main thing I will say about learning to become a good kayaker. YOU’VE GOT TO WANT IT! If you don’t want it there’s really no reason in ever really getting out there. Most people are easily frightened by the confines of a whitewater kayak and never progress beyond the first terrifying day on the water or their first bad experience in the pool.