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L4: Surf Zone Fundamentals

Taught in association with 流浪風潮獨木舟海洋學校 Formosa Kayak School in Taipei, Taiwan.  

First time surf zone students will learn about wave dynamics and beach characteristics and how to identify hazards. We will practice launching and landing through the surf zone safely, bracing on breaking waves, and holding position.

Students with previous surf zone experience will work on advanced surf zone skills, including how to survey the surf zone and read waves, the paddle-out, timing to catch waves, diagonal runs, changes of direction, and end moves.

Prerequisites: Students must have knowledge of how to perform self and assisted rescues. They must also be comfortable and competent paddling in winds up to 10 knots and wind waves up to 1 ft (0.3 m).

Class size: 8


Earlier Event: May 5
All Level Sea Kayak Adventure
Later Event: May 7
L4: Rock Garden Skills & Safety