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Surfski Essentials Intro Class

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Surfskis are the fastest paddlecraft on the water. If you are looking for a great low impact workout that uses all the major muscle groups or a way to get out on the water to enjoy the incredible scenery and wildlife that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, surfski paddling is a great option.¬†Surfskis can be used for racing or touring. We are partnering with 101 Surf Sports and Epic Kayaks, the world’s leading manufacturer of surfskis and performance kayaks and we use the V7 surfski in our introductory lesson.

A surfski is essentially a sit-on-top kayak that is designed to glide through the water efficiently. You steer using foot pedals so all your effort can be used to propel the kayak forwards, allowing you to cover a lot more distance than a typical kayak. You can use any type of kayak paddle with a surfski but we recommend Epic’s Wing paddle. Ultralight and extremely efficient, the wing paddle takes a bit of getting used to, but once mastered, will help you to develop a powerful and efficient forward stroke.

In addition to the forward stroke we will cover safety; how to remount your surfski in the event of a capsize; what clothing to wear for the conditions we experience here in the San Francisco Bay Area; how to tour using a surfski and places to go; training tips and how to prepare for your first race.

WHO: This class is intended for anyone interested in paddling surfskis. No previous paddling experience is necessary. This class is taught by Kristen Podolak, former US National Champion.


COST: $99 (if you buy a boat from 101 Surf Sports within 30 days of the lesson, the cost of the lesson will be applied to the purchase price)

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April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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101 Surf Sports
415 524 8492


101 Surf Sports
115 Third St
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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