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It’s time for Surf Kayak Clinics!

27 January 2014 4 Comments

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Kayak Surfing coaching clinics

dan--surf2.jpg Dan Crandall, two time National surf kayaking Champion, 2005 World Master’s Champion and continuous member of the World Championship US West Kayak Surfing Team since 1991, has been riding waves competitively since 1989. His personal and competitive experience combined with his unique instructional knowledge and style make these sessions invaluable for novice and advanced surfers alike. He’ll go over the basics of surf zone kayaking, including, but not limited to, reading sets, selecting launch sites, proper bracing technique, getting through the waves, where to set up, catching waves, staying on them, getting off them(!), proper landing techniques, and surf etiquette. Dan is an ACA certified Instructor and Instructor Trainer. These clinics are designed to help you gain skills and awareness for surfing on your own or competitively. Kayaks can be provided for those that need them, however, you are highly encouraged to bring your own craft.
For more information call toll free 1-888-452-9254.

   2013 quick recap! What a GREAT surf season we had on some super fun waves! Guys and gals all got lots of opportunities to try new boats, surf different kinds of waves and get a better understanding of surfing  and the etiquette involved. The January session in particular had both venues and so much surfing it was hard to get folks off the water! Capitola was firing on all cylinders for those with a good roll and interest in getting onto the green and going for it

2014 Surf Class Dates:
October 18th-19th Moss Landing
November 29th-30thMoss Landing
December 27th-28th Moss Landing


: 9:00am-2:00pm

Location: Meet in Capitola or Moss Landing based on current conditions.
Cost: $110/day or $190/2 consecutive days
Prerequisites: A good roll and class II river skills (i.e. River Kayaking 2 or better)
Surf Kayak: Bring your own boat (per approval from instructor) or request a kayak for your session.
Client Comments:
Have I mentioned yet that kayak surfing was fun – heart pounding, adrenaline rush, screaming good fun? That’s what it all comes down to. We learned a bunch of practical information and had a great time. -Mike

Thanks for your energy and patience in the clinic – it was a blast for me to be back on the water. -Neil

Kayak Surfing competitions:

For those interested in kayak surfing competitions keep these events in mind:

Davenport Paddle Surf Classic:

Davenport is a legendary surf kayak break about 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz. Surf Kayak, Wave Ski and SUP craft are welcome.
Santa Cruz Surf Paddlefest:
Santa Cruz is the largest kayak surfing contest in the world and attracts some of the best kayak surfers on the planet.
Both of these competitions are USWSKA  sanctioned surf kayak events.


October 18, 2014 9:00 amtoOctober 19, 2014 2:00 pm
November 29, 2014 9:00 amtoNovember 30, 2014 2:00 pm
December 27, 2014 9:00 amtoDecember 28, 2014 2:00 pm

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