We consider essential for every whitewater paddler to have full knowledge of the safety aspects of their activity. With this course we intend to prepare paddlers to do their river runs with maximum safety for their level of expertise; Because every river has the potential for accidents, this course is directed to all whitewater paddlers irrespective of their level.


Tentative dates * :

1st event: May 17 - 18 (Year of 2014)

*These dates can be altered due to bad weather conditions or if the river flows make impossible the realization of the practical session

Course logistics:


Location- Praia Fluvial do Areinho (Paiva River - Arouca)

Duration – 12 hours distributed over two days

Schedule – Saturdays and Sundays from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00

Minimum number of students – 4

Maximum number of students – 10

Price for students with own gear – 60 euros

Price for CCABP members with own gear – 50 euros

Full rental gear from CCABP – 15 euros per 2 day session (attention, the number of kits is limited)

Accommodation- Camping in the beach or stay in the Club’s bungalow (free)


Course topics :

- Correct use of gear

- Self-rescue

- Group safety

- Group coordination

- Didactical river run

Contacts and registration:

Daniel Afonso (email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Note: Registration should be made to the previous email. Upon registration, we will send a confirmation email and require payment via wire transfer. Details will be provided then. Confirmation of payment will be required on the first day of the activity.