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Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy opens in Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

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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