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. We can also help you train for coastal SUP races on 12-6 and 14' long boards.
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
Class Size: 1 – 4 people
Locations: Washington Coast or Strait of Juan de Fuca depending on conditions.
Who Should Attend?
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.
Semi Private (2 people): 399 per person.
Private (1-1): 699
*Cost includes free use of gear: Stable boards, paddle, leash, PFD, wetsuit, booties. gloves, hoods and optional helmets.
Repeat/Alumni Classes: $25 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're taking this class to train for *coastal racing. 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).