Eddy Hopping is a river leading method for getting a group down a white water river. The Eddy Hopping technique works by progressing the group down the river eddy by eddy with paddlers re-grouping at each Eddy. Eddy hoping can be conducted with the entire group or in a series of smaller groups (pairs/tripples). Generally the size of the Eddies enroute will dictate this.

Eddy Hopping Technique.


Sometimes it may be necessay for the group leader to signal when each paddler should set off to the next eddy. This allows the group leader to control evey boat movement in a safe organised manner.

Advantages of Eddy Hoping

Disadvantages of Eddy Hopping