Surf Ski Classes
We offer private beginning, intermediate and advanced surf ski lessons from our expert coaches Jonas Ecker and Rob Casey.
What is a Surf Ski?
A surf ski is a high performance sit on top kayak. While they are known for racing they’re also super fun in the surf, downwinding (surfing wind waves) and are great for touring. Unlike a sea kayak, surf skis are super light so easier to carry. Some surf skis come with a storage hatch or two making them great for day tours and overnight trips. Not all skis are ‘tippy.’
Your Path to Success:
As a beginner, I recommend taking our Surf Ski Training Level 1 first to get the stroke down, directional control, balance tips and learn to remount on both sides. Then try the more advanced classes once you can self-rescue. Our Race Clinics with Jonas Ecker will help you get your next level.
Meet one of our Surf Ski Coaches: Jonas Ecker
HOW TO SIGN UP
- Contact me first about the class you’re interested in.
Beginning – You’re new to paddling and/or have limited experience and/or have difficulty with balance on your ski, self-rescue, etc.
Intermediate – You have at least a year of regular paddling in a variety of conditions, can paddle over small waves, in wind and on boat wakes, can capsize, wet-exit and get back on easily.
Advanced – You can comfortably paddle in large surf, downwind in high winds, paddle rivers and/or open water or swift current in most big conditions.
Check out my Paddling Book – Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips from Mountaineers Books.