SUP SAMPLER – 90 Minutes

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Instructor Debbie Gollnick with students, July 2016

Try out SUP with our 90 Minute Basic Class on Shilshole Bay

Learn basic techniques from a friendly certified instructor to get acquainted with paddle boarding while gaining confidence on the water.

We’ll discuss different types of paddling gear, show you how to carry your board, choose the best locations to paddle in, stand up, brace for balance, 2 turns, an efficient forward stroke, directional control, and how to fall and get back on your board easily. You’ll also learn how to paddle over boat wakes, in wind, and about making sound decisions when dealing boats and marine weather.

See harbor seals, marine life, bald eagles and Olympic Mountain views. Depending on conditions, you’ll paddle in Shilshole Marina, to Discovery Park or to the Chittenden Locks.

You’ll Learn:

  • HOW TO STAND UP
  • DIRECTIONAL CONTROL – 2 TURNS
  • HOW TO STOP, PADDLE SIDEWAYS & BACKARDS
  • AN EFFICIENT FORWARD STROKE
  • WATER SAFETY & BASIC MARINE NAVIGATION

    Harbor Seal on Shilshole Bay

  • LEARN ABOUT PADDLING CLOTHING AND GEAR
  • BALANCE AND BRACING TECHNIQUES
  • HOW TO INSTALL A FIN AND LEASH
  • HOW TO PADDLE OVER BOAT WAKES
  • HOW TO PADDLE IN WIND
  • HOW TO PADDLE PRONE AND SITTING
  • HOW TO FALL AND GET BACK ON YOUR BOARD
  • HOW TO CARRY YOUR BOARD
  • HOW TO TIE A BOARD ON YOUR CAR

After learning basic paddling techniques we’ll go for a paddle to try out your new skills. We can help with car loading and choosing gear.  A great refresher!

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July 2016

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Stoked student, July 2016

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Difference between this class and our 2.5hr SUP Basics class?  Less water time and skills.

Who Should Sign Up? Beginners or those seeking a refresher class.

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Schedule: Sundays 9am

Location: Shilshole Bay, Seattle.

Group Class Instructor to Student Ratio – 1:4

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RATES:

Group Class Size: 4 people – $85 per person Includes free use of all paddling equipment – Stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, booties and wetsuit.

One on One – $149 – Call to schedule a time. Includes free use of all paddling equipment – Stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, booties and wetsuit.

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Instructor Alex Vaughan with student, July 2016

Alumni: $10 off per person

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QUESTIONS OR TO SIGN UP

salmonbaypaddle@gmail.com / Tel 206.465.7167

 

Students under the Ballard train bridge

Students on Shilshole Bay

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