Join the bracing and edging lesson in Maine! Improve boat control by mastering these two essential and interrelated skills! This lesson is for intermediate to advanced paddlers.
Sea Kayak Surf Clinic
- Paddler Ages 16+
Learn the theory and technique behind surfing a sea kayak in Portland, ME!
This course introduces students to the essential theory and skills involved in surfing a sea kayak. Students will spend time in the surf zone getting comfortable launching, landing and riding waves. They will also gain a better understanding of how waves work, where to find them and how to predict their size and shape.
The course will take place at a location within 20 miles of Portland which will depend on current surf conditions. Students will be notified of the location, and be given directions and parking details, the day before the course.
This course is for students with solid self-rescue skills and experience with bracing and edging. Helmets will be provided and worn at all times in the surf zone.
Also available as a private class for individuals and small groups with the requisite experience! Please call or email to schedule.
- Reading the surf zone
- Launching and landing in surf
- Boat control in waves (including edging and bracing)
- Strokes and other techniques to use when surfing
- Surf etiquette
- Rescues in the surf zone
- Self rescue skills
- Experience with bracing and edging