UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEVEL

Different locations can provide new challenges for Stand Up Paddlers and it’s important to understand how conditions such as surf and winds can effect paddle conditions, safety, equipment choices. At Coast to Coast we specialise in coastal conditions and cover everything from learning the basics in flat conditions to skill and knowledge building while exploring the coastline in a range of conditions. SUP learning can now be re-enforced with water drills, land training, video analysis and improved fitness and flexibility.

 

SUP LEVEL 1 – BEGINNER LESSONS

This is for newcomers to the sport that have never paddled before or never done a lesson.

Our introductory classes are comprehensive and in flat conditions on the coast or enclosed environments and cover the basics of controlling and turning the board kneeling and standing, learning basic paddle technique and understanding basics of safety and equipment.

AVAILABILITY : DAILY CLASSES 

 

 

 

SUP LEVEL 2 – SKILL BUILDER TOURS

Paddlers at this level can consistently stand and are now looking to build skills to paddle the coastal waters.

We look at improve paddle technique skills teaching both stationary and dynamic turning skills and look at increasing safety skills connected to communication, weather and self rescue. These classes often include short tours along the coastline and can take place with small swell or light to moderate winds to help progression in learning.

AVAILABILITY :  DAILY CLASSES

 

SUP LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATE TOURS

Paddlers at this level have paddled independently for a while and are looking to build new coastal skills.

At this stage we are starting to specialise a little adapting new skills to the environment, whether it be learning how to design safe paddle routes, learn to surf small waves, look at how to sup in open ocean swell or learn basic down wind skills. Our coaching covers a better understanding of forecast reading and equipment knowledge. We will also look at the basics of good technique and can use a range of drills, land training and video coaching and analysis help you improve.

AVAILABILITY : PRIVATE CLASSES GENERALLY OFF SEASON