Event Calendar

Surf Kayak Classes - Beginner to Intermediate
Sunday 19 January 2020


Getting ready for competing at Santa Cruz Paddlfest, interested in taking your surf kayak skills to the next level, or starting for the first time? This clinic will break into two groups to cover both beginner and intermediate skills. While one group gets a crash course in surf zone dynamics, catching a wave, and etiquette, the other group will cover strategies for wave selection and drills for practicing more committed moves. Previous surfing and paddling experience necessary. If you need to borrow a surf kayak, you must indicate this when registering for the clinic. You are required to supply your own personal kit including a wetsuit or drysuit, PFD, helmet, and paddle. Cost of the class is $99.

Please note: You are welcome to use whitewater kayaks for this class and we have access to composite surf kayaks for demo. If you do not have a consistent roll, do not despair, we can help provide you with a Dagger Kaos sit-on-top surf kayak for an additional $20.


Your coaches:

Teresa Rogerson is a 3-time competitor at the World Surf Kayaking Championships representing the U.S. She's a lifelong athlete and paddler and the first woman to compete in the prestigious Green River Race. Wether on a SUP board, in a whitewater kayak, or surf kayak, Tree is a force. She's a certified ACA L4 Surf Kayak Instructor.

Laura Zulliger is a multi-craft paddler and admitted aquaholic. She's competed in surf kayaking for the past three years, excitedly pushing her limits year-over-year. With over 20 years of kayaking experience, she's coached both sea and whitewater kayaking for the past 10 years. She's a certified ACA L5 Advanced Open Coastal Kayak Instructor and L4 Whitewater Instructor.