Please visit the California Women's Watersport Collective site to book.
Discover how amazing it can be to catch a wave in the ocean! This 2-day clinic covers the basics from technique to etiquette and how to have fun and navigate effectively in the surf zone.
The clinic begins with an individual assessment of each participant – comfort and confidence in the water, including swimming ability and general fitness. We will go through all the necessary equipment- kayak, paddle and personal gear to insure everyone is outfitted properly and dressed for success! Beginning on the beach, we’ll assess surf conditions, how to read the sets, beach positioning and setting boundaries, rip currents and surf zone dangers. Once it’s time head out, we will address launching and how to use a rip, timing, punching through waves, tackling the soup, how to handle dumping waves and how far out to go. Out in the water, we will work on essential paddling skills, including positioning, effective paddle strokes, takeoff, riding the wave, bracing, side surfing, capsizing and swimming.
With a 3:1 student to instructor ratio, each participant will receive individual attention and goal setting based on their skill set and experience. Participants may paddle either a hardshell kayak (surf or whitewater) or a sit on top kayak, depending on paddling experience and comfort level. The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, camping and dinner Saturday night.
Surf Kayak Clinic
April 15-16, 2017
2 Days / 1 Night, $249.00