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Learn to Surf Ski and Ocean Kayak - 3 hour course

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Product Description

Learn surf ski paddling for fitness and adventure!
Now offered as Private Tuition - one on one or your small group - discounted for groups of 2 or more.

Challenging, Exciting and Fun

Our 3 hour Surf Ski course is designed to give you the fundamental skills necessary to start surf ski paddling and develop efficient stroke technique. Learn and improve your paddling skills on our fleet of Epic Surf Skis - V5, V7, V8 and V10 Sport. Our Instructor/Student ratio is 1:6, so you are assured of first class tuition and service.

Courses are often described as challenging, exciting and heaps of fun! Experienced paddlers are often the ones that gain the most from refining and revising their current skills. Most importantly, inexperienced paddlers will leave with a completely new skill set that will launch them into one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Kayaking is a low impact - low injury watersport that provides a full body workout.

The Learn to Surf Ski & Ocean Kayak Course:

  • 3 hour course held this season is being conducted by Private Tuition (weekdays and some weekends) - you can have one-on-one tuition or get your own small group together. Contact us to organise a time first, before you book and pay at Private Tuition - 3 hours
  • Held at our Training & Hire Centre at 37 Jetty Road, Sandringham
  • Combination of on and off-water sessions

Limited dates scheduled but you can take the course by Private Tuition (personalised tuition for just you or you and a friend) or get your own group of 4 to 6 together and we will schedule a class for you - midweek or some weekends possible. Email us if you would like to organise a private class. 

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The Program

  • Surf Ski design
  • Choosing the right Surf Ski
  • Choosing the right paddle and accessories
  • Correct seating position
  • Efficient forward paddling techniques
  • Efficient methods of steering your surf ski
  • Avoiding capsize, low support strokes
  • Self rescues
  • Launching and landing
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Weather interpretation - effects of tides and wind
  • Communication

How much & what does it include?

  • $180 per person as a Private Tuition Class. For full details see  Private Tuition - 3 hours
  • Surf ski and accessories, safety gear and paddling jacket
  • One hour of complementary hire to consolidate the skills learnt in the course and to test paddle craft

Note that participants must be able to swim 200m unaided.

6 Reasons to Enrol

  • Become a faster and more efficient paddler. Good instruction means you can gain skills in a day that would take a lot longer to gain on your own.
  • Fun, fun, fun. Good skills means you can have more fun on the water.
  • Increase your confidence with the ability to competently paddle and self rescue.
  • Start with good habits and avoid having to get rid of bad habits later on.
  • Learning to paddle within a group is a supportive and fun environment in which to learn.
  • Some stuff is just to hard to learn from books - we believe in “learning by doing”.

Outcomes & Results

  • How to choose the right surf ski and paddle
  • Understanding surf ski design and performance
  • Fundamental strokes and efficient technique
  • Defensive paddling skills
  • Self rescues and recoveries
  • Effects of tide and wind
  • Basic navigation principles
  • Planning & preparation


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