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Upcoming Surf Clinics August 18-19, 2018

posted Jul 24, 2018, 7:47 PM by Melinda Moree

Fluid Moves will be providing instruction in surf kayaking and rock gardening during the Washington Kayak Club Luau at Hobuck Beach Resort. On Saturday August 18 two four-hour surf zone clinics will be held for up to ten students each and for any type of kayak. Some loaner sit-on-top surf boats will be available for free use during the clinic.

On Sunday August 19, Fluid Moves will offer an Intro to Rock Gardening clinic in Neah Bay and Waadah Island. 

Sign up on the Washington Kayak Club website. These classes fill up every year so register early!

Wilderness First Aid Training for Paddlers

posted Feb 16, 2014, 4:51 PM by Hamp All   [ updated Jul 30, 2018, 5:42 PM by Melinda Moree ]

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) with a Paddling Focus 


Event: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Clinic for Paddlers - offered in partnership with Kayak Academy and Salmon Bay Paddle


Dates: 5 / 6 April 2014


Description: This clinic is designed to provide a basic first aid skill set for use wilderness settings.  It is further designed to address potential injuries and scenarios that might be encountered in a kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) environment.


Objective:  To prepare kayakers and SUP paddlers to respond to injuries in wilderness settings.  The goal of the clinic is to certify students in basic wilderness first aid skills and to provide essential response skills for injuries and scenarios that could be encountered in remote environments.


Lead Instructors:  Paramedic/EMT and Trauma Nurse Instructors provided by internationally recognized staff from Remote Medical International.  More info and instructor bios available at remotemedical.com.


Location:  Lake Sammamish State Park, Mountains to Sound Facility, 2000 NW Lake Sammamish Road, Issaquah, WA 98027


Minimum / Maximum Number of Students: 15 minimum / 30 maximum


Personal equipment requirements: Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit, wet suit  or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle


Boat requirement: Suitable Sea / Whitewater / Recreational kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck) or Stand Up Paddleboard


Cost: $250 - $270 for two full days (attendance over 20 students will reduce cost)


Deposit requirement:  Full payment due by 10 March to hold your spot in the clinic.


If interested, please contact Barb Gronseth at Kayak Academy 206-257-1825 or email barb@kayakacademy.com or Hamp All at hamp@fluidmoves.org 360-908-1999.


Come on out and improve your wilderness first aid knowledge and achieve Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification!


Surf Kayak Level 2 /3 /4 Clinic 23 - 24 August 2014

posted Feb 3, 2014, 10:28 AM by Hamp All   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 10:29 AM ]

What:

Level 2 / 3 / 4 Surf Kayak Clinic


When:

August 23 / 24 2014


Where:

Hobuck Beach, Neah Bay WA (Straits of Juan De Fuca if required by weather)


Cost:

$200 per surfer


Required Equipment:

Surf specific or WW Closed Deck or Sit-on-Top (SOT) kayak, personal cold water surf equipment including helmet and PFD

 

Pre-requisites:

Basic paddling skills and strokes (if closed deck boat used, comfort with rolling in a surf environment helpful).


Point of contact:

Hamp All @ hamp@fluidmoves.org  or 360-908-1999


The clinic is designed for the new or advancing surf paddler who want to improve surf kayaking skills and is interested in building comfort with paddling out, takeoffs, surfing down the line and with other basic surf maneuvers in up to medium conditions.  Coaching on more advanced skills will be available depending on individual student progression.

Surf Kayak Mini - Clinic(s)

posted Apr 15, 2013, 12:26 PM by Hamp All   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 10:21 AM ]

Event:  Surf Kayak Level II / III / IV Mini Clinic(s)


Dates:  TBD by student / instructor availability (2 Hours of instruction plus practice), minimum of two clinics scheduled for the season 01 June - 30 November


Description:  These clinics are designed as on demand instruction opportunities for the paddler who has their own surf or whitewater kayak and who is interested continuing to develop or improve specific surf zone techniques, skills and maneuvers with ACA certified surf kayak instructors. A roll would be helpful for the closed deck boater.


Objective:  To practice and polish specific techniques for having fun in the surf zone.


Additional Info:  Separate but parallel weekend long Intro to Surf Kayaking clinics (for beginning surf kayakers) or Level II/III/IV Surf Kayak clinics (for intermediate and above surf kayakers) are available if there is interest among prospective students.  The ability to roll a kayak is not essential if a Sit-On-Top surf kayak is used for the intro clinic. 


Instructors:  Dave Agnew, Hamp All, Linda Beltz, Ken DeBondt, Brian High, Steve Jones,  Jameson Riser, Deb Volturno 


Location:  Neah Bay WA (Hobuck Beach), alternate Straits of Juan de Fuca (as required by conditions) 


Maximum/Minimum Number of Students:  6 maximum, 2 minimum


Equipment requirements:  Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle 


Boat requirement:  Surf specific or Whitewater kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck)


Cost:  $50 per student


Additional Info:  If interested, please contact Hamp All @ hamp@fluid moves.org or 360-908-1999. Come on out and improve your paddling skills, learn to enjoy the surf in your kayak and enjoy the beauty of the NW coast! 


Open Surf Kayak Clinic

posted Apr 15, 2013, 12:20 PM by Hamp All   [ updated May 26, 2014, 8:13 PM ]

Open Surf Kayak Clinic


Event: Individually Tailored Surf Kayaking Clinic 


Dates: 21 / 22 June 2014


Description: This clinic is designed for the kayaker who is interested in learning to surf their choice of kayak (sea kayak, surf kayak, sit-on-top or whitewater kayak) safely in the surf zone.


Objective:  Learn how to launch and land safely, how to surf the paddle craft of your choice, and learn safety and rescue techniques for the surf zone.  Highly qualified and experienced ACA certified instructors will provide individualized training at all skill levels in both group and one-on-one settings in your personal kayak.  Choose one day of training or two depending on your personal schedule.


The surf zone is an amazing environment for developing many kayaking skills at once and it can be a fun place to learn!  Improve bracing, balance and edging skills and progress in stroke proficiency. You will learn new techniques for reading moving water and have opportunities to practice the skills in a supportive environment.  For more advanced paddlers, begin to learn, improve or refine surfing maneuvers and skills.


Lead Instructors: Hamp All, Ben Lawry, Deb Volturno


Location: Neah Bay WA (Hobuck Beach), alternate Straits of Juan de Fuca (as required by conditions) 


Maximum Number of Students: 8


Equipment requirements: Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle


Boat requirement: Personal Kayak (Sea, Surf, Sit-on-top or closed deck)


Cost: $250 for two full days, $145 for one day


If interested, please contact Hamp All @ hamp@fluid moves.org or 360-908-1999.


Come on out and improve your paddling skills and enjoy the beauty of the NW coast! 


Level II/III/IV Surf Kayak Clinic, August 10 -11, 2013

posted Jul 15, 2012, 1:20 PM by Fluid Moves   [ updated Jul 11, 2013, 7:40 AM by Hamp All ]

Event:  Surf Kayak Level II / III / IV Clinic


Dates:  10 - 11 August 2013


Description:  This clinic is targeted for the intermediate or above paddler who has their own surf or whitewater kayak and who is interested in a developing and practicing a comprehensive set of kayak surfing techniques, skills and maneuvers with ACA certified surf kayak instructors. A roll would be helpful for the closed deck boater.


Objective:  To learn to have fun playing in the surf zone in high performance kayaks.


Additional Info:  A separate but parallel Intro to Surf Kayaking clinic is available for beginning surf kayakers if there is interest among prospective students.  The ability to roll a kayak is not essential if a Sit-On-Top surf kayak is used for the intro clinic. 


Instructors:  Dave Agnew, Hamp All, Linda Beltz, Brian High, Jameson Riser, Deb Volturno, Steve Jones, Ken DeBondt


Location:  Neah Bay WA (Hobuck Beach), alternate Straits of Juan de Fuca (as required by conditions) 


Maximum Number of Students:  8 


Equipment requirements:  Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle 


Boat requirement:  Surf specific or Whitewater kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck)


Cost:  $250 per student for two full days


Additional Info:  If interested, please contact Hamp All @ hamp@fluid moves.org or 360-908-1999. Come on out and improve your paddling skills, learn to enjoy the surf in your kayak and enjoy the beauty of the NW coast!

ACA Surf Kayak Level II/III Clinic - 9/10-11

posted Mar 20, 2011, 9:32 AM by Pacific Kayak Surfing Institute   [ updated Sep 6, 2011, 7:50 AM ]

*** Canceled ***

September 10-11, 2011

This clinic is aimed at the intermediate or above paddler who has their own surf boat and who is interested in a developing and practicing a robust set of kayak surfing techniques, skills and maneuvers with ACA certified surf boat instructors. A roll would be helpful for the closed deck boater. The objective is to learn to have fun playing in the surf zone in high performance kayaks.
  • Instructors: Jameson Riser, Hamp All, Deb Volturno
  • Where: Neah Bay (Hobuck Beach), alternate Straits of Juan de Fuca (as required by conditions)
  • Number of Students: Maximum 8
  • Equipment requirements: Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle
  • Boat requirement: Surf specific kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck)
  • Cost: $145 per student for two days
If interested, please contact thealls@hotmail.com or 360-908-1999. Come on out and improve your paddling skills, learn how to have the most possible fun in your kayak and enjoy the beauty of the NW coast!

ACA Surf Kayak Level II/III Clinic - 6/18-19

posted Mar 20, 2011, 9:28 AM by Pacific Kayak Surfing Institute   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 9:33 AM ]

June 18-19, 2011

This clinic is aimed at the intermediate or above paddler who has their own surf boat and who is interested in a developing and practicing a robust set of kayak surfing techniques, skills and maneuvers with ACA certified surf boat instructors. A roll would be helpful for the closed deck boater. The objective is to learn to have fun playing in the surf zone in high performance kayaks.
  • Instructors: Jameson Riser, Hamp All, Deb Volturno
  • Where: Neah Bay (Hobuck Beach), alternate Straits of Juan de Fuca (as required by conditions)
  • Number of Students: Maximum 8
  • Equipment requirements: Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle
  • Boat requirement: Surf specific kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck)
  • Cost: $145 per student for two days
If interested, please contact thealls@hotmail.com or 360-908-1999. Come on out and improve your paddling skills, learn how to have the most possible fun in your kayak and enjoy the beauty of the NW coast!

ACA Surf Kayak Level II/III Clinic - 9/25-26

posted Jun 26, 2010, 3:19 PM by Pacific Kayak Surfing Institute   [ updated Jun 26, 2010, 3:40 PM ]

(This clinic will be for Mountaineers members only, primarily for insurance and other administrative reasons.)

Description:
This two-day clinic is devoted to learning ocean surf kayaking fundamentals, improving wave-riding skills, and taking your surf kayaking to a new level. While particular focus will be on those techniques best suited for high performance surf-specific kayaks and waveskis, planing-hull whitewater kayaks and surf-oriented sit-on-tops are also suitable for this clinic. Topics include safety, strokes, equipment, wave selection, strategy, and maneuvers (such as various types of turns on glassy/green wave faces). Our instructors are ACA certified in Surf Kayaking.

Leader Notes: Location: Makah Bay (past Neah Bay) or Crescent Bay, depending on weather and surf conditions. Instructors: Hamp All, Deb Volturno, Dave Agnew, and several other ACA certified Surf Kayaking Instructors. (We provide a 2:1 instructor:student ratio or better to ensure plenty of personal attention.)  This clinic is intended for learning and improving surf kayaking skills and maneuvers in high performance, surf-specific kayaks and waveskis. Surf-oriented sit-on-tops (like the Kaos, Strike, Five-O, etc.) and some types of river kayaks (planing-hull "river runners" and the faster "playboats") are also acceptable, but do not use a sea kayak (or a high volume "creek boat", inflatable, etc.) for this clinic. You must provide your own equipment, including helmet, PFD, and immersion-wear appropriate for cold water swimming. Proficiency in the kayak roll will be helpful for closed-deck kayakers.  Please contact Brian High [ wave DOT slave AT yahoo DOT com ] for event sign-up and details.

Soft-Start: A women-only "soft start" option will be available, co-taught by at least two female certified instructors.  Please specify if this option interests you.

Clinic Fee:  $150 (includes two days of instruction)

Surf Kayak Level II/III Clinic - 7/8 August 2010

posted Apr 23, 2010, 8:26 PM by Pacific Kayak Surfing Institute   [ updated Apr 23, 2010, 8:38 PM ]

Surf Kayak Level II/III Clinic.  Instructors:  Jameson Riser, Hamp All, another TBD.  When:  7/8 August 2010.  Where:   Neah Bay (Hobuck Beach), alternate Straits of Juan de Fuca (as required by conditions).  Number of Students:  maximum 8.  Equipment requirements:  Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle.  Boat requirement:  Surf specific kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck).  This clinic is aimed at the intermediate or above paddler who has their own surf boat and who is  interested in a developing and practicing a robust set of kayak surfing techniques, skills and maneuvers with ACA certified surf boat instructors.  A roll would be helpful for the closed deck boater.  The objective is to learn to  have fun playing in the surf zone in high performance kayaks.  Cost: $150 per student for two days.  Contact: Hamp All at wall@wavecable.com

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