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Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy opens in Phenix City


While the Columbus area is attracting many riverenthusiasts with the new whitewater rapids course, many also stand on the banks towatch the action.

Now, those bank side spectators have a new opportunity to learnto take on the river themselves.

Whitewater Express' new Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy held a grand openingon Saturday, July 19, on the Phenix City side of the river.

The academy offers a variety of lessons in river-related activitiessuch as kayaking, paddle boarding, river surfing, bellyaking and even stand-uppaddleboard yoga.

"Stand up paddle board is the mostpopular water sport in the country right now," says Dan Gilbert, president ofWhitwater Express. "And what's great about it is, it's a fifteen minutelearning curve. So you can get out there with a standup, and just have a blast!So we're starting those this weekend. We will have fly fishing clinics startinglater in the summer, we're doing yoga clinics, and just getting everybody toenjoy this resource."

Currently, one 4-hour kayaking lesson is $58,and an 8-hour lesson is $98. Stand-up paddle board clinics currently range from$35 to $49.

Click here for more information on what theChattahoochee Outdoor Academy has to offer.

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