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The Art of Downwinding Workshop #1 (of 3)

Downwind Paddling on a Stand Up Paddleboard is exhilarating and a fantastic workout but can be intimidating and potentially dangerous without the proper training.

WHO: The Art of Downwinding Series of 3 Workshops are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need in a supportive and fun series of classes with expert downwind racer and certified instructor Shanna Upton.

This workshop is not intended for beginner paddlers. To benefit from the workshop you will need some flatwater paddling experience. If you have any questions of concerns about your suitability for this class, please CONTACT us.

WHAT: In the first of the series, after introductions, we’ll start the class with a review of Downwind safety both on and off the water. On land, we will go over the importance of reading water and how to find the “fast” water. We will spend some time on land stretching and getting our bodies warmed up and ready for a great workout.
When we hit the water, we will be focusing on Interval/Sprint training. Working sprints and intervals into your paddling will help you catch wave. Sprinting is an essential skill for a successful downwind run. We’ll look at stroke technique, cadence and how to transfer power through your body to the board.

After our paddle you’ll be hungry, so be sure to pack a yummy healthy lunch. We’ll picnic at the park and go over Q’s & A’s.

WHERE: Dunphy Park, Sausalito, CA

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WHEN: This class meets at 9.30 AM. Please be changed and ready to begin the class by 9.30 AM. If you are likely to need more time to get ready, please arrive earlier. We will be off the water by 12.30 PM and wrapped up by 1.30 PM.

COST: $89.00

Please note that we typically do not provide boards or gear. If you need a board or gear you can rent (often at a discounted rate exclusive to River and Ocean students) from this list of our PARTNERS.
Please CONTACT us if you are unsure about the suitability of your board.

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