Mid Season Skills Tune-Up

This session is designed for intermediate paddlers on the West Coast who are looking for a mid-season tune-up and work on building their skills. The program will include rolling, rescues and a theory tune-up.

The program will have four 1.5 hour sessions in total. The first two sessions will use an online classroom. The first session will be a Navigation and Weather refresher and the second session will be a Tide and Currents session. We will follow that up with a 3 hour pool session split into two parts, 1.5 hour rolling session followed by 1.5 hour rescues refresher and play.

The classroom sessions will be recorded and the instructor will be happy to follow up with any questions you may have. We will collect questions beforehand and try to tailor the course to the group’s needs to make sure you get what you want out of the session.

Topics that will be covered in the theory component of this program will be:

Navigation and Weather – Clarifying symbols, finding Current stations, Time Speed Distance Calculations. Reading the Forecast, Finding Reliable Information, Using your VHF, New Tools for Surf Forecasting.

Tides and Currents – Reading the tide tables, Calculating Slack, Learning how to calculate best times to make crossings, where to find information, reliable resources.

Online Classroom Sessions

Dates: March 2nd and 4th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: Link for online sessions will be sent the week of the presentations

Pool Session

Dates: March 6th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Crystal Pool

  • We will be required to arrive for pool sessions 30 minutes early to get our gear ready. This will ensure we maximize our time in the pool as we cannot enter the pool until 6:30 when the lifeguards start.
  • This program is limited to 4 paddlers to maximize learning and fun.
  • COVID-19 Protocols will be followed during the pool session.

Instructor: Lee Richardson

Cost: $250+tax — Sign up by February 26 for $50 early bird discount making it $200!