The best rescue is the one that never had to happen!  Having a roll is great, but not capsizing in the first place is even better.  Alder Creek has expanded and improved one of it’s most popular classes.  Every paddler on the water should take the Edging and Bracing class. Edging and Bracing are crucial skills for paddlers of all levels. It is also a critical building block on the way to a solid roll.

-Body Position

-Wet exits


-Hip snaps

-Low brace

-High brace

-Inside carving turns



We meet at 7:00pm at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park.
7300 SE Harmony Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
*Meet us inside (pool side) changed into swim wear and ready to go.


Customers have the option to use their own gear with approval.  Boats need to be under 10 feet in length

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed.

What to bring to the pool:

  • Retention device for your glasses(i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc) Synthetic top (thermal underwear)
  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • Nose plugs
  • Swim goggles
  • Synthetic Top
  • Footwear
  • Camera


Learn Edging and Bracing skills in your whitewater or sea kayak with Alder Creek Kayak in Portland, Oregon.