Class: SUP Surfing Basics

Learning to SUP Surf the Washington Coast

We’ll cover 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 Cover:          

Surfing Crescent Beach

  • HOW TO CATCH WAVES
  • DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IN SURF
  • HOW TO FALL SAFELY
  • SKILLS FOR PADDLING OUT OVER WAVES
  • WAVE & WEATHER FORECASTING
  • WHERE TO SURF FOR YOUR SKILL LEVEL
  • SURFER’S ETIQUETTE & WATER SAFETY
  • HOW TO CHOOSE GEAR & CLOTHING

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DETAILS

Duration: 4 hours. We’ll take breaks.

Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca

Who Should Take This Class?  L1+ paddlers (see our skills scale) seeking first time surfing instruction. Or Completion of our SUP Basics or SUP Sampler classes. You must be good physical shape to surf and be able to handle paddling in bumps and small waves. We recommend a refresher class if you haven’t paddled in awhile.

Also Receive: 

Class Review – Summary, tips & NW surfing resources.

Video/Pics – We’ll shoot video or stills of your class.

Rental Equipment – We supply all gear with cost.

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Class Size  2 – 4

Rate: $190 pp RobCasey.oahu-0519Includes free use of rental gear: Stable board, paddle, leash, PFD, wetsuit, booties. gloves, hoods and optional helmets.

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. Full surfing wetsuit 4/3 or thicker or drysuit. Booties recommended and neoprene hood. We also require a leash.

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2017 CLASS DATES: 

Jan 7-8 8am; 13-14 (noon)/  21-22 9am / 27-28 Noon / 11-12 (noon)/ 24-25 11:30 

Mar – 3-4 (9am) / 11-12 (noon) / 25-26 (noon)

April 8-9 (noon) 

June 10-11 4pm / 16-17 9am / 24-25 3pm 

July 8-9 3pm/  15-16 6:30pm / 22-23 2pm 

Aug 5-6 2pm / 11-12 4pm / 19-20 1pm / 26-27 3pm 

Sept 2-3 (noon) 

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QUESTIONS OR SIGN UP: 

salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com; Tel 206.465.7167

Check out our 2 & 4 day  Surf Camps.

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