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Coastal Touring and Navigation Course – Tofino Weekend

EXPLORE TOFINO ON A PADDLEBOARD!!

This 3 day course provides the theory and skills for paddleboard journeying and touring in coastal areas.

Using the picturesque Clayoqout Sound and the coastline of Tofino’s white sand beaches as our classroom we will focus on weather forecasting, trip planning, currents & tides, launching and landing in surf, and improving skills and paddling technique. Adventure and explore the endless waterways around Tofino on your board with expert instruction and enthusiastic guides Catherine Bruhwiler from Tofino Paddle Surf and Norm Hann of Norm Hann Expeditions.

When: September 21- 23, 2014  *Downwind Clinic on Monday 1-4 pm (see info below) can be taken on it’s own or as part of the course

Prerequisite: Advanced Flatwater SUP course or equivalent experience

Time: Starts Sunday afternoon

Includes: Paddle Canada SUP Coastal Journeying Certification, ocean front accommodations, Video Analysis, Coastal Journeying Surf Swag Bag sponsored by Quiksilver, FCS, Tofino Brewing and more.

  • Board and wetsuit rental packages available.
  • Contact us to confirm your spot and receive a detailed itinerary.
  • Includes components of gear education, safety orientation, etiquette  guidelines, beach instruction and warm up and practice on the water.
  • All of the lessons and tours include an eco-educational component to  encourage understanding, respect and enjoyment of nature.

Downwind SUP Course

Looking for something to do on those windy summer days? Want to ‘surf’ your SUP where there aren’t many breaking waves?

Join us and guest instructor Norm Hann to experience the rush of downwind paddle boarding. It is the perfect blend of the skill and fun of surfing and the fitness and exploration of paddle boarding. These courses are designed for paddlers who want to take their SUP skills, paddling techniques, and touring, surfing or fitness to the next level. Learn surfing techniques as they pertain to downwinding, including reading winds and waves, and work on your efficient forward stroke. Learn to efficiently use the power of the wind and ocean to surf miles and miles of swell along our coasts.

“One of the best workouts you can get on a SUP” – Norm Hann

Dates: Monday, September 22, 2014, 1 pm – 4 pm

Price: $90 + GST

Includes: Instruction by Norm Hann

Prerequisite: Basic Standup Paddleboard Course or equivalent experience

  • Board and wetsuit rental packages available.
  • Includes components of gear education, safety orientation, etiquette guidelines, beach instruction and warm up and practice on the water.
  • All of the lessons and tours include an eco-educational component to encourage understanding, respect and enjoyment of nature.

*private instruction also available