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Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced Skills Course with Drew Climie

Paddle Canada Basic and Advanced SUP Skills

Whether you are looking to get started in Stand Up Paddling or wanting to increase your skills and confidence, the Paddle Canada Skills course offer something for you. Taking Paddle Canada Skills courses is also the best way to prepare yourself to become a Certified SUP Instructor. 

When you take a Paddle Canada Course from a certified Instructor you will learn a standardized set of skills that will improve your technique and confidence

What You Will Learn

Basic Flatwater SUP Skills

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

The difference between this class and a standard SUP Lesson is that you will receive a Paddle Canada Certificate of completion after demonstrating proficiency in all the skills listed.

Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills

Safety Skills

  • Towing

Paddling Skills

  • Launching into waves

  • Paddling in waves

  • Foot positions

  • Pivot turns

  • Efficient forward stroke

  • Draw strokes

  • Cross draw

  • Bracing

  • Paddling in wind

In this class the emphasis is on adding more power to the forward stroke, working on more efficient and advanced turns, and paddling in more challenging conditions. You will gain greater comfort maneuvering the board as well as moving around on it.

Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills Course

This course is available for small groups (max. 6 participants) or as a private lesson. Contact me to arrange a date and location for private lessons. Use the button below or reach out to 519-852-5025 or [email protected]

Times

3 hours

Prerequisites:

Paddle Canada Basic SUP Skills course or equivalent

Required:

Bring your own equipment (PFD, board, leash, paddle) or request rental information.

Group Price:  $125/person

User your own equipment and save the rental fee.

Basic and Advanced SUP Skills Bundle

This bundle is a great way to brush up on your Basic SUP Skills and gain Advanced Skills. This is one of my favourite classes to teach, you'll have a super fun day, get really wet, and finish with so much more confidence on the water and on the board. 

This course is available for small groups (max. 6 participants) or as a private lesson. Contact me to arrange a date and location for private lessons. Use the button below or reach out to 519-852-5025 or [email protected]

Time:

7 hours

Prerequisites:

Prior SUP experience recommended. Please contact me if you have questions.

Required:

Bring your own equipment (PFD, board, leash, paddle) or request rental information.

Group Price:  $200/person

User your own equipment and save the rental fee.

Or Book Through A Partner

Book With Bowen Island Sea Kayak

You can book a class directly with me and choose your own date, or book the scheduled dates and take the Basic/Advanced Bundle through Bowen Island Sea Kayak. 

Date:

July 17 and August TBD

Time:

9 am - 4 pm

Prerequisites:

Prior SUP experience recommended. Please contact me if you have questions.

Required:

Board, Paddle, Leash, PFD (Bring your own or rentals are available for $50)

Group Price:  $195 + $50 (rental)/person

© 2022 Drew Climie

I acknowledge that my work takes place on unceded and traditional shared territories of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.I recognize these nations and peoples as the founders and custodians of the lands and waters.