The Richmond area has a lot to offer residents.  The James River flows downtown.  There are rapids that range from Class I to Class IV, all depending on the water levels.  This is a great place for those that are just getting started into the whitewater experience.  The James also provides a great playground for even the experienced boaters.  I was once told, “your home river is what you make of it.  You practice where you are comfortable you will perform on rivers that you don’t run every day.”  This motto stuck with me even to this day.

Blog – World Kayak Richmond – May 2016

Greetings from your World Kayak Ambassador! I hope everyone has been enjoying this nice weather and some higher than usual water levels on the River James (I know I have). The purpose of this post is to let you guys know that I am planning three or four World Kayak...

Blog – World Kayak Richmond – August 2015

On Wednesday, July 22 (2015) World Kayak held it’s second Hometown Throwdown on the James River in Richmond, Virginia.  The level of the James was typical for this time of year, somewhere between 3.5-4.0’.  The event was attended by some familiar faces, and some new...

Blog – World Kayak Richmond – June 2015

This has been a good month for paddling - ok, what month isn't a good month for paddling?!?  The James River has been low but the Lower James through downtown Richmond has retained adequate levels for padding.  I just read a recap of the Coastals trip to paddle the...

HTTD #1 (2015) – Wednesday, July 24 at 6pm

For this first event, we're going to have a down river (Lower James River) race. We are going to meet at Reedy Creek (put in for Lower) at 6:00pm. Unload your boats and gear and let's meet at the top of the ramp leading to the water. We'll have a short group meeting...

Video Guide book of the James River through Richmond at high water shot with a GoPro Hero

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