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At ‘World Class Kayaking School,’ the Legendary Zambezi River Is the Classroom

Need to up your river skills? There's no better place to learn, apparently, than at this World Class Kayak Academy.

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Last November, the Zambezi River on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border became home to the World Class Kayak Academy. This traveling school essentially lets its “students” explore the world, with kayaking as the focus.

With world-class coaches and a big team, they were able to use the Zambezi as one of the Academy’s first training grounds. Sound fun? On a river like the Zambezi, that’s a given. On top of all that fun, the students get to somehow stay in school and run some massive stout worldwide. Learn more about the private high school-turned-freestyle-kayaking haven online.

As the filmmaker notes, these kids are going to go far! And I, for one, wish I was still school-age so I could join them.

Check the beautiful montage of the next-gen of whitewater paddlers. The river itself, line choices, and editing are all top-notch.

Runtime: 9 minutes

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