Kern River Whitewater Rafting Guide Training

Our guide school training for Kern River whitewater rafting started April 6, 2013. We spent a few weeks training guides in very cold water on the Kern River. We now have some new river guides signed off for the 2013 whitewater rafting season. They will join our team of very experienced veteran river guides. All of our river guides are CPR and First Aid Certified.

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River guides practice raft flip drills on the Kern River

 

The participants in the SoCal Rafting guide school performed flip drills, rope rescues, paddling and swimming the whitewater rapids. Our guides in training had to endure snow melt water temps in the 40’s. This prepares them for real life scenarios they may encounter doing guided river rafting trips. The water was so cold it took their breaths away. This is some serious training folks!

Our river guide school was led by SoCal Rafting Guide Manager, John Arcurio. John has over 26 years of whitewater rafting and kayaking experience on many different rivers around the country. He has spent many years rafting the Kern River. John knows the Kern like the back of his hand. He is a true River Master. We documented this exciting training with a GoPro and posted some fun videos on our YouTube channel.

SoCal river guides for the 2013 Kern River whitewater rafting season. Photo by: Dean Martin

SoCal river guides for the 2013 Kern River whitewater rafting season. Photo by: Dean Martin

SoCal is the best choice for Kern River Rafting in Southern California. We are only 2.5 hours from Los Angeles and only 1 hour from Bakersfield. Reserve your trip online today to experience an exciting whitewater rapids adventure with your friends or family. Our guides at SoCal Rafting are ready to take you down the Mighty Kern River!!