Surf Zone Skills for 1st Timers/Novices
The objective of this training is to teach first timers/surf skills novices how to safely launch and land in moderate (2 ft or less) surf. You will learn unassisted launching techniques, an effective low brace to remain upright in breaking waves, how to paddle out through the break, and how to paddle back to the beach under control - both bow first and stern first.
|Surf Zone Paddling - More Skills/Just Plain Practice
In this training you will get a refresher on the 1st Timer/Novices surf skills, plus learn how to paddle forward efficiently with waves breaking on your gunnels, how to read to surf to find the path of least resistance for paddling out and back in, surf zone kayak safety considerations, and if conditions permit, some kayak surfing skills.
|Open Gulf Offshore Paddle - Ride the Swell
In this 8.6 mile, level 4 trip we will launch in the surf, paddle out beyond the outer most break, then paddle parallel to the beach using the tailwind and swell surfing to get the best possible pace. We'll land through the surf and lunch on the beach, then repeat the cycle to paddle to the take out point. The goal is skills/pleasure paddling, not mileage. We will stop to let rollers practice rolling, and to allow anyone who wants to practice assisted and self rescues in the swell.
|San Luis Pass Gulf Side Paddle
|This 8 mile, level 4 trip is all about experiencing San Luis Pass in winter rough water. Paddlers must have demonstrated appropriate safety skills and must have appropriate cold weather gear. On this trip you'll launch and paddle out through the Pass, then paddle southwest down the beach just far enough off shore to stay out of the the surf zone and away from wade fishermen. We stop on shore to each lunch before paddling back to the put in.