Surf Ski Classes
I offer private beginning, intermediate and advanced surf ski lessons.
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.
My approach to surf ski is less about flat water competitive racing technique and instead more about having fun, paddling safe, staying injury free and helping you get to your next level on flat water, surf, downwinding, touring and/or in the tidal rapids of Deception Pass. Ok to use a regular kayak paddle or wing.
If you’re looking for that perfect stroke or flat water sprint racing – I’m not your guy!
With a background in sea, surf and whitewater kayaking and over a decade with SUP I have in-depth experience with paddling PNW waters in all conditions, all year.
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.