Friday, April 19, 2013

Advanced SUP Courses by team paddler, Mike Darbyshire

We are happy to promote the following Advanced SUP Courses by team paddler, Mike Darbyshire & Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre.

Advanced Flatwater Paddling Skills Clinic - $95 per person
This 3 hour course introduces novice SUP Paddlers to the skills needed to progress into more dynamic water conditions. Learn the proper technique for pivot turns, bracing, catching waves and downwind paddling. This course is also the pre-requisite for becoming a Flatwater SUP Instructor. 

Saturdays May 18, June 8, July 13

Stroke Efficiency Clinic: Racing or Touring - $200 per person
Proper technique in your forward stroke will allow you to become a faster and more efficient paddler. With 1 on 1 coaching and video analysis we can improve your stroke and efficiency on the water.
3 hour sessions available upon request

Paddle Canada Flatwater SUP Instructor Course - $350 per person
Learn the tips and tricks of the trade in this 2.5 day course. Becoming an instructor will give you a greater understanding of all of the basic and intermediate flatwater skills. Become certified to teach lessons under the Paddle Canada Instructor program.  

May 4,5,11 & June 14-16 in Deep Cove

Ocean Navigation for Stand Up Paddlers - $95 per person
Learn the skills needed to safely navigate and paddle in the ocean. This course will provide paddlers with the knowledge needed to read marine charts and understand marine weather forecasts. These skills will make you a safer paddler and allow you to have more fun out on the water.
May 15 & June 19

Intro to River SUP - $110 per person
River paddling is a great way to challenge yourself in a new and exciting environment. In this course we will learn the basic skills needed to choose appropriate rivers to paddle and how to stay safe on the water. This half day course will take place in the lower mainland depending on water levels and conditions.
Dates to be confirmed: Late May/Early June

Skookumchuck Rapids: SUP Surf Course - $350 per person
Have you ever wanted to surf a wave for 5 minutes? The standing wave at Skookumchuck gives you that opportunity. Learn the basics of understanding tidal currents and how to safely paddle in this environment. This multi-day course includes flatwater training and a multi-day trip to the Sunshine Coast to experience stand up surfing at Skook!
Dates to be confirmed: August 2013

 If you have any questions or would like to register for any of these courses please contact Mike directly at: 604-897-7608 or

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