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Jason Bates

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips

  • Locations

    Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Guiding Experience

    31 years

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Favorite Trip

    Rogue River Kayaking Trip

Guide Bio

Jason has been guiding since 1991. He learned to paddle on the McKenzie and Willamette rivers outside of his hometown in Eugene, Oregon. He competed in both slalom and freestyle kayak rodeo from 1996-2001 and first started teaching in 1994.

Jason is the Head of Instruction, White Water programs at Current Adventures. A kayaking guide and instructor, you are in good hands with Jason. He enjoys the challenge of trying to figure out how to best reach people and believes it is all about finding the right moment, to say the right things, the right way; and sometimes knowing when NOT to say something (even important things). He knows everyone is different, requiring a different approach, timing, and sometimes language.

Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips

Current Adventures is a professional kayak school, providing the best in education for all aspects of kayaking, including Surfing, Whitewater, Touring and Adventure Racing. CA is based in Lotus, CA, but offers classes and outings throughout Central California, and trips to many other countries and states. From kid's classes to extreme paddling techniques, Current Adventures has long been considered one of hte top instructional programs in the country.

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