SUP SURFING BASICS



Learning to SUP surf is much easier with an expert and patient instructor. Gain the essential skills to become a confident and safe paddle surfer in the Pacific Northwest. We start you out on small easy waves at one of two scenic coastal locations. Everyone will rides waves their first day. At the end of this class you'll be able to choose the right gear and locations for surfing, launch, paddle out, surf waves, directional control, how to fall safely and be a good SUP ambassador in the surf zone. We'll also teach you how to surf safely while learning Surfer's Etiquette and other common sense methods so you get along with other surfers.

Already experienced? We'll find larger waves or more advanced breaks to match your skill level and work with you to learn new skills.


Things You'll Learn

  • How to catch waves
  • Directional control in surf
  • How to fall safely
  • Skills for paddling out over waves
  • Wave and weather forecasting
  • Where to surf for your skill level
  • Surfer's etiquette and water safety
  • How to choose gear and clothing

  • DETAILS



    Duration: 4 hours 
    Class Size:
    1 – 4 people
    Locations: Washington Coast or Strait of Juan de Fuca

    Who Should Attend?
    Level 1 paddlers (see our skill chart) seeking first time surfing instruction. Also intermediate to advanced SUP surfers looking to improve your skills.
    Prerequisite:  Advanced Beginner or Intermediate OR completion of our SUP Basics or SUP Sampler classes. You must be in good physical shape to surf and be able to handle paddling in bumps and small waves.

    Rates
    Group Rate: 379 per person. Classes with 3 - 6 students.
    Semi Private (2 people): 479 per person.
    Private (1-1): 799
    *Cost includes free use of gear: Stable boards, paddle, leash, PFD, wetsuit, booties. gloves, hoods and optional helmets.

    Repeat/Alumni Classes: $20 off per person

    Bringing Your Own Gear? You’ll need a stable board to have a fun day in the waves. Narrow race boards will be tippy and difficult to manage. Unless you have lots of SUP surfing experience, a short surfing SUP may be too unstable. Full surfing wetsuit 4/3 or thicker or drysuit. Booties recommended and neoprene hoods fall-spring. We also require a straight or hybrid (half straight/coiled) leash (non coil).

    2017 DATES

    May — 27, 28, 29

    June — 10, 11, 16, 17, 24, 25

    July — 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23

    August — 5, 6, 11, 12, 19, 20, 26, 27

    September — 2, 3

    Custom scheduled dates to your schedule always welcome!


    "Rob's knowledge of surfing, safety, and his overall SUP skills helped me advance through coaching and immediate feedback boosting my confidence and ability level. I'm hooked on SUPing! I would have locked in poor habits and likely injured my back or shoulders had I not taken a lesson in my first season of regularly paddling. Rob has years of experience and gladly passes on what he has learned for the safety and fun of all SUP enthusiasts who meet him." Brittany F

    "I took the SUP Surfing class which not only got me surfing (which is the most fun ever!), but it gave me a new set of skills that keeps developing every time I get back in the water." Kaleo Quenzer