Class: SUP Tidal Rapids / River Training

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Doug (on head) and Darrell (standing), May 2016

Learn to SUP in Saltwater Tidal Rapids at Beautiful Deception Pass

You’ll learn the basics of river paddling in saltwater tidal currents and prepare you for exploring Puget Sound. You’ll learn river paddling techniques such as ferrying, peeling in/out of current and how to deal with rough water. Also learn coastal paddling skills in an amazing place! You’ll paddle with harbor seals, bald eagles and enjoy majestic views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula.

At the end of class you’ll have more confidence and new skills to take your paddling to the next level.

This class is ideal cross training for downwinding, surfing, racing, learning rough water skills or building overall confidence for everyday paddling.

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Holly, May 2016

We’ll Cover.. 

  • MARINE WEATHER FORECASTING, TIDES & CURRENTS
  • ESSENTIAL STROKES FOR PADDLING IN RIVER & TIDAL CURRENT

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    Crossing the eddy line

  • HOW TO USE EDDIES AND PEELING IN/OUT OF EDDIES
  • HOW TO FERRY ACROSS MOVING CURRENT
  • RESCUES AND WATER SAFETY IN MOVING WATER
  • RISK MANAGEMENT FOR PADDLERS & MAKING SMART DECISIONS
  • HOW TO ENJOY ‘DP’ AS WE CALL IT, ON YOUR OWN
  • WHICH GEAR IS BEST FOR TIDAL RAPIDS & RIVER PADDLING
  • HOW TO SURF STANDING WAVES IF AVAILABLE
  • TRIP PLANNING ON PUGET SOUND AND THE SAN JUANS.
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Cyndi, Fall 2016

Watch the class on King 5 TV’s Evening / May 2016

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Receive a Class Summary – Rob will send you a summary of your class with strokes covered, tips on improving your paddling and gear suggestions.

Prerequisites: Advanced beginner OR Completion of our SUP Basics or SUP Sampler classes. Level 2 and above. If unsure of your skill level contact us to chat or to schedule a refresher class.

Duration: 5 Hours. This includes land and water time. Will we take breaks? We teach the class to your skill and physical level. You’re welcome to take breaks when you want. Often we go on a short hike to the tip of Reservation Head to enjoy epic views of the Olympic Peninsula, southern San Juan Islands and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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RATES:  

Group Class: $190 pp – Classes with 4 – 6 students – Includes free use of rental gear – Stable board, paddle, leash, PFD, toasty wetsuit, booties. gloves, hoods and helmets.

One on One (1-1): $325 – Includes free use of rental gear – Stable board, paddle, leash, PFD, toasty wetsuit, booties. gloves, hoods and helmets.

Bringing Your Own Gear? You’ll need a super stable board to have a fun day in the rapids. Narrow race boards will be tippy and difficult to manage. We require a vest PFD, leash, helmet and wet or drysuit. Booties recommended for rocking on rocky beaches.

Alumni: $15 off per person.

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2017 CLASS DATES / Calendar

Mar 11 

April 22 

May 20 or 21

June 17 or 18

July 1 or 2, 15 or 16

Aug 19 or 20, 26 or 27 

Sept 2, 3

Custom scheduled dates ok

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QUESTIONS OR SIGN UP: salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com / Tel 206.465.7167

 

 

179707_10201367304607476_1679350840_n“From the Deception Pass Bridge, one sees a turbulent and dangerous fury of water that is quite extraordinary and beautiful.  One also notices both large and small vessels passing through this relatively narrow passage that challenges the most competent ship captain.  It is amazing to think that with a good foundation  of Stand Up Paddle Boarding experience, Rob Casey will have you paddling this world wonder with confidence and safety.  Rob’s formula of timing Deception Pass tides ensures you the opportunity to build your skills and progress through the session as the currents build.  Rob has a very healthy respect for Deception Pass, but his main focus, in general is safety on all bodies of water and to this end he will provide you with the experience of a lifetime.”    Darrell Kirk, Seattle

 

 

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