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Paddle Canada Intro to SUP (TUES\THURS)

June 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Aim

Basic Stand Up Paddleboard introduces the novice to paddling a paddleboard in calm sheltered water.

Successful participants will receive the “Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Skills Award.”

Prerequisites

None.

Course length

2-3 hours, or more at instructor’s discretion.

Class ratio

1 instructor: 6 participants.

Location

Enclosed and sheltered with easy landing options immediately present.

This course may be conducted in a pool.

Conditions

Wind calm (< 8 knots) Sea state calm to rippled.

Assessment

Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling along a calm shoreline. While there is a great deal to learn at this level, the activities should concentrate on personal progress and an awareness of the need for future learning. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged to continue their learning and be aware of their individual limitations.

Overview

Safety skills

  •       Falling off safely
  •       Remounting the board
  •       Use of a leash
  •       Understanding weather and paddling conditions

Paddling skills

  •       Lifting and carrying a board
  •       Choosing and holding a paddle
  •       Mounting a board at a beach or dock
  •       Prone paddling
  •       Paddling while kneeling
  •       Standing up
  •       Paddling in a straight line
  •       Forward stroke
  •       Braking stroke
  •       Sweep strokes
  •       Paddling in windy or turbulent conditions; kneeling, sitting or prone

Knowledge

  •       Board design
  •       Board outfitting
  •       Clothing
  •       Safety equipment
  •       Paddles
  •       Injury prevention
  •       Equipment care
  •       SUP resources
  •       Transporting a SUP
  •       SUP heritage

Details

Start:
June 23, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
End:
July 22, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
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Venue

Lake Summerside
91 Street & The Beach Club Road SW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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