Surf Training Weekend Nov. 4-6, 2016

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CALL (707) 329-0085 or EMAIL reservations@kayaktrinidad.com to reserve your spot.
11/4:Surf Kayak Fundamentals, 11/5:Surf Zone Skills for Kayak Anglers, 11/6: Surf Zone Skills for Sea Kayakers

Kayak Trinadad has partnered with international kayak coach and competitor Chris Bensch to bring to you three custom surf zone classes (11/4: Surf Kayak (or white water kayak) Fundamentals. 11/5: Surf Zone Skills for Kayak Anglers . 11/6: Surf Zone Skills for Sea Kayakers (long boats) to build your knowledge and skills to accomplish your goals in and out of the surf zone. Chris was the team captain for the US Surf Kayak Team, competing in the World Championships of Surf Kayaking in Spain last summer. He has also been a paddlesports coach for the better part of a decade at Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, and regularly invited to coach at Symposiums from coast to coast to Canada.. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and knows how to transfer that into usable skills to help you accomplish your goals, whether they be landing the big one (and not loosing it), just having fun in the surf zone or pushing your limits to take things to the next level.

Class Descriptions:

SURF KAYAK FUNDAMENTALS:
Friday, Nov. 4 – 6.5hrs – $99 – 8am-2:30pm – Location: Moonstone or Trinidad State Beach TBA. – 4 Students Max Cap.

This class will give you everything you need to know to get in and out of the surf zone safely, learn how to catch fun and friendly waves with ease. We will cover weather, waves, launching, wave selection/positioning, take off, and top and bottom turns. After this class you will have all the tools you need to have a blast in the surf.
PREREQUISITE: Short Boat (surf kayak/whitewater kayak with floatbags), immersion wear, helmet, PFD, paddle, skirt. A solid roll is recommended, but not required. A Proven ability to wet exit and self rescue is required. If you’d like to buff out your roll or self rescue before, lessons are available. Contact us for details.

SURF ZONE SKILLS FOR KAYAK ANGLERS:
Saturday, Nov. 5 – 4hrs – $59 – 9am-1pm – Location Moonstone or State Beach TBA – 6 Students Max Cap
In Surf Zone Skills for Kayak Anglers, we will look at the ins and out’s of launching and landing in various surf conditions with a loaded fishing kayak. With an emphasis on understanding how to recognize the safe zones, and how to efficiently maneuver through the impact zone. There is nothing worse than having a great day on the water with a big catch and then dumping on shore only to lose it along with half your gear. Get through it quicker and easier with this jam packed class!.
PREREQUISITE: Sit on top fishing kayak with flotation (float bags or pool noodles/foam), immersion wear, PFD, paddle, helmet (helmets can be provided if needed) and proven ability to self rescue. If you’d like to practice your self rescue before the class, lessons are available. Contact us for details.

SURF ZONE SKILLS FOR SEA KAYAKERS:
Sunday, Nov. 6 – 4hrs – $75 – 9am-1pm – Location: Moonstone or State Beach TBA – 4 students Max Cap.
Similar to our short boat class, but geared towards touring kayaks. This class will give you everything you need to know to get in and out of the surf zone safely, learn how to catch fun and friendly waves with ease. We will cover weather, waves, launching, wave selection/positioning, take off, and top and bottom turns. After this class you will have all the tools you need to have a blast in the surf.
PREREQUISITE: Long Boat (touring kayak 13ft+ with multiple bulkheads or floatbags & perimeter lines), immersion wear, helmet, PFD, paddle, skirt. A solid roll is recommended, but not required. A Proven ability to wet exit and self rescue is required. If you’d like to buff out your roll or self rescue before, lessons are available. Contact us for details.