Stand Up Paddle Race Training

Learn how to train and paddle for short to ultra-length races. You’ll learn about the best gear, how to start fast, rock your buoy turns and handle any type of water and for your next race. I can also help you train for coastal, river and downwind races.

Core Skills You’ll Gain
(Classes will be customized to your needs)

  • Learn which board will be best for you to be efficient yet stable
  • Stroke analysis for your forward stroke so you paddle smarter vs harder
  • How to read water which will give you an advantage over other paddlers
  • How to start, stay stable and make your mark in the first few feet
  • Get smarter skills for buoy turns to blow away your competition
  • How to stay stable in rough water with boat wakes, wind and reverb
  • Training for short to long distance races including the Seventy48
  • Doing a downwind race at Maliko or Hood River? Learn how to prep for these runs.

Skill Prerequisites: Level 2 Advanced Beginner

You are relaxed standing on a board, know how to paddle straight, have directional control, and can fall off and get back on your board. Some experience paddling with boat wakes or wind waves. Contact me for a SUP Basics 1 or 2 class if you don’t think you have these skills or would like to improve your basic skills.

Current Race Training Programs

Class Details:

Class Size: 1 – 4 People group rate or private class

Location: Ballard Elks beach on Shilshole Bay in Seattle.

This class can also be taught at a location of your choice for the same cost in Seattle. Add additional travel fees (and/or ferry fees) for classes outside of Seattle.

Duration: 3 hours. Learn at your own pace.

Schedule: Custom Scheduled – What works for you?

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:4 or 2:4, Video playback may be used.

Instructor Follow-up: Rob will send you a summary of skills you learned in class and upon request stroke analysis video . He’ll stay in touch with you after class to assist with finding paddling equipment and offer tips on where to paddle in the NW.

Rates:

Group Rate: 199 per person. 2 – 4 students. Rental gear free with class cost.

Individual Rate (1-1): 299. Rental gear free with class cost.
All rental gear is included with cost: Stable board, paddle, PFD (life vest), leash, wetsuit, booties, gloves.

Alumni/Repeat Classes: $10 off per person.

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