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CANCELLED for now Surfski Class for Beginners and Intermediates
Sunday 29 March 2020, 09:00am - 11:00am
Contact 415-524-8492



A surfski is really just a super capable kayak. Designed for the roughest waters they open up San Francisco Bay to kayaking almost anytime and any place. The boats are safe and easy to paddle so whats the downside? Because they are sealed hulls they do not carry a lot of stuff. Your lunch and a small back pack are about it. 

Surfskis are fun to paddle on calm water as well with exceptional glide and ruddered boat controls. They are very fast, very safe (sit-on-top an self-bailing), lightweight (about 35 lbs), and incredibly maneuverable with a foot-operated rudder. In this session, we provide stable models to teach essential skills such as body posture, use of the wing paddle, and remounting the surfski in open water.


We welcome Epic Kayaks Kenny Howell (pictured below to the shop to lead this clinic. We even have boats available to rent or you can bring your own. We will also have some of the high performance Epic Surfski's available for you to test ride after the clinic.


This clinic is perfect for first time Surfski paddlers as well as intermediates looking to improve their paddling.

A wetsuit is not a bad call but not necessary. Do dress in quick dry clothing based on synthetic fibers. No cotton.If you want to practice remounts then wearing a suit makes it more fun.

When - 9:00 to 11am on  March 29th.

Where - 101 Surf Sports - 115 Third St, San Rafael, Ca 94901

Covered topics include

- Body position set up

- Forward Stroke

- Boat handling and Rudder Control

- Rough Water techniques (for example bracing)

- Remounting (getting back in if you fall out)

- Fitness and Health Training and Lifestyle

We'll also have an open session to answer any questions you may have. Kenny will tailor his instruction to meet your individual needs and get your paddling game on the rise.

Cost $69 with your own boat or we can provide boat, wing paddle, and life jacket for $30 additional.

This clinic is an incredible value for the money and we look forward to seeing you on the water. 

Call us at 415-524-8492 with any questions or just press the book now button to reserve your spot. The class is limited to only 10 spots.

If you can't make a clinic individual lessons are available for $100/hr that also includes the gear rental. Just call us to schedule.


Location 115 Third St, San Rafael Ca 94901