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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 or 360-908-1999.

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