SUP Touring 1 Skills: Coastal Navigation
This Paddle Canada skills course will focus on navigation and coastal touring skills while exploring remote areas of Clayoquot sound. A great way to expand your coastal paddleboarding experience.
Join local Paddle Canada instructor trainer Emre Bosut for a SUP Touring 1 Skills Course with a focus on all that paddling on the west coast has to offer. Participants will acquire decision making and paddling skills needed to take on the challenges of a full day paddleboarding excursion. Explore the remote areas of the west coast environment; learn about the local culture, ecology, while developing navigation and touring skills. Over 2 day trips this Paddle Canada course launches from Tofino BC and takes you to a variety of stand up paddleboarding environments from calm inlets to exposed coastlines and tidal currents.
touring in exposed areas
touring in tidal currents
understanding weather and decision making
Friday evening info session and two full day trips on the water from 9am to 4pm.
Two, day long tours. Guided expedition in Clayoquot Sound.
SUP Touring Level 1 Paddle Canada Skills Certification.
2 nights dorm style accommodation right on the water in Tofino at Tofino HI Whalers on the Point Hostel.
Touring stand up paddleboard rental (Raven 12’6 touring board) – $60
Wetsuite rental – $20
Transportation to and from Tofino
Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Skills or equivalent experience (ability to control your paddleboard and paddle effectively in small chop and wind).
Multi-day Paddleboard trip to Vargas Island.
Navigate tidal currents, explore local ecology and culture.
Learn SUP Surfing Basics, with accomm & video feedback.
Explore the calmest and most relaxing area to paddle right in Tofino.
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