Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Camp

Spend an exclusive, adventurous and educational extended weekend in beautiful Marin County, California learning to master surfing paddling technique with professional surfing paddling coach, Rob Case.  Learn and practice the Muscle Memory Retention System used to convert the lessons into long-term sub-conscious movements.

Exclusive Surfing Paddling Technique Camp
What’s Included:


  • Welcome Dinner Thursday night
  • Daily Paddling Coaching and Training Sessions in our Custom Pool, flatwater lagoon, and the Ocean.
  • Individual and Group Video Stroke Analysis
  • Customized Paddling Drills and Applied Practice Sessions
  • Muscle Memory Retention System guided practice
  • Surfing / Body Surfing Sessions at a local Beach (to apply paddling technique lessons)
  • Recordings of Paddling Stroke Analysis with Individual Commentary 
  • Transportation to and from the beach to surf
  • Daily Lunch
  • Celebration Lunch on Sunday

(transportation to and from the airport, dinners and breakfasts not included.  Only exception is the Welcome Dinner that is included)

surfing paddling technique mastery camp

Surfing Paddling Technique Camp Dates 2017:

  • Session 1: Jul 7-9 SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: Aug 18-20
  • Session 3: Sept 8-10 SOLD OUT
  • Session 4: Oct 13-15 (Deposit due by September 21) 

$795 per person (lodging not included – see below for Lodging Recommendations)

Maximum participants: 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Booking Calendar: See which Surfing Paddling Mastery Camp weekends still have spots left. Then, book an open weekend and submit your deposit to secure your spot!

 

What to Bring:

  • A mind ready to learn proven surfing paddling techniques and to have fun!
  • Surfboard you want to learn and surf on (rentals available from local surf shop for a fee.  Contact Rob at least 1 week prior to provide size of board to pick up for you)
  • Wetsuit – the ocean water year-round is between 54-60 degrees F – 4/3mm with booties is recommended (rentals available from local surf shop for a fee.  Contact Rob at least 1 week prior to provide size of wetsuit to pick up for you)
  • Swimsuit (the pool is between 80-82 degrees, the lagoon in the high mid to high 70s.), Goggles, Sunscreen
  • Optional: Bodysurfing fins, Wetsuit Top

 

Getting Here:

Directions to Novato, CA located in beautiful Marin County.

Flying – check flights on Kayak.com

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    • Marin Airporter service from SFO to Hamilton Terminal-Ignacio ($23.00 cash only – no reservations).  Hamilton Terminal – Ignacio is across the street from the Marriott Courtyard Novato. 
    • Or arrive direct from the airport to the Marriott Courtyard, Novato using Uber or Lyft
  • Oakland International (OAK)
    • Sonoma Airporter service from OAK to San Rafael Third and Heatherton ($50.00 – buy online, reservations required), then Uber or Lyft to Marriott Courtyard, Novato (9.9 miles)
    • Or arrive direct from the airport to the Marriott Courtyard, Novato using Uber or Lyft

Driving – Map Marriott Courtyard 

From San Francisco and south: Head north across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on highway 101, past the Marin Headlands to Novato, CA.  Exit Ignacio Blvd/Bel Marin Keys Blvd, turn RIGHT onto Nave Dr. LEFT onto Hamilton Parkway – Hotel is on the Left.

From Sacramento (East) and North: Head south on highway 101, Exit 459 for Ignacio Boulevard toward Bell Marin Keys Blvd/Hamilton Field.  Loop under Ignacio Blvd and then merge onto Ignacio Blvd, staying in the right lane.  Turn RIGHT onto Nave Dr. LEFT onto Hamilton Parkway – Hotel is on the Left.

Lodging Recommendations:

  • Marriott Courtyard Novato is an excellent hotel.  It is within 5 minutes from our Headquarters and across the street from the Marin Airporter mentioned above.  
    • If you stay at the Marriott, I will arrange transportation to and from headquarters every day.  
    • Otherwise, you are responsible for transporting yourself to the meeting place each day.
  • There are two other hotels close by in South Novato
  • AirBnB has numerous lodging options in area.  Search for lodging closest to Bel Marin Keys, Novato, CA.
  • If you’d like me to arrange lodging for you, please contact me separately.

 

Join us at the Surfing Paddling Technique Camp and learn to master how to catch more waves, with less effort! 

 

Detailed Schedule for Next Surfing Paddling Technique Camp:

Thursday, October 12th  

Participants arrive in Novato (all day)

7:00 PM Welcome dinner at WildFox Restaurant (transportation provided if staying at the Marriott Courtyard Novato)

Friday, October 13th

8:30 AM Pick up at Hotel (if staying at the Marriott Courtyard Novato)

9:00-10:00 AM Individual paddling recordings (Pool session 1)

10-11:30 AM Paddling Theory and Muscle Memory Retention System Overview

11:30 AM -12:30 PM Lunch (on location)

12:30-2 PM Group review of videos / discussion / drills (Pool session 2)

2-5 PM Group applied Practice and Drills (Lagoon session 1) – Muscle Memory Retention System guided practice

5-6 PM Breathing Techniques for Paddling and Surfing

6 PM Back to Lodging

Saturday, October 14th

8 AM Pick up at Marriott Courtyard Novato (MEETING PLACE)

9 AM-11 PM Surf / Ocean Practice / Bodysurfing (Ocean session 1)

12-1 PM Lunch (TBD)

1:30-3 PM Guest Speaker: Jim Cegelnik, PhD, A Biomechanical Training Regimen to Enhance Paddling Efficiency and Longevity

3-4 PM Individual paddling recordings / discussion / drills (Pool session 3)

4-5 PM Free time on Water to explore and practice (Lagoon session 2)

5 PM Back to Lodging

Sunday, October 15th  

7 AM Pick up at Marriott Courtyard Novato (MEETING PLACE)

8-11 AM Surf / Ocean Practice / Bodysurfing (Ocean session 2)

11:30-12:30 PM Celebration Lunch (TBD)

1 PM – Check out and fly out