Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 – Positioning, Timing, Sprint Technique
Mastered the ability to paddle efficiently, but looking to improve top end speed and wave catching timing? The Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 program focuses on the sprint paddle transition to catching a wave. In addition, we work on the positioning and timing of the paddle so you can learn how to make catching a wave EASY.
**For the Marin, CA based Mastery Programs, there is an additional bonus. Have you ever wished you could have more time on your board to figure out the turning sweet spot while riding it? Waves don’t give us much time to explore this, and we usually don’t want to waste precious waves figuring out new and different boards. Ride an endless wave, giving you the opportunity to learn where you should shift your feet to turn the board at different speeds, and have the chance to try out new and different boards you’ve never thought of trying before.
There are two different program varieties – Level 2 Extended Weekend and Combined with Level 1 in the Mastery Surf Trips (see the Mastery Surf Trip page for more information).
Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 Dates 2018:
(lodging not included – see registration page for Lodging Recommendations)
PREREQUISITE Completion of at least the first 3 Modules in the Surfing Paddling Academy or approval by Rob
May 25-28, 2018 (mixed)
July 6-9, 2018 (mixed)
September 21-24, 2018 (mixed)
October 26-29, 2018 (for Longboards/Hybrids)
San Diego, CA
November 9-12. 2018 (for Shortboards)
San Diego, CA
TBD 2019 (Shortboards)
Santa Cruz, CA
Not open yet
TBD 2019 (Longboards/Hybrids)
Santa Cruz, CA
Not open yet
What to Bring:
- A mind ready to learn proven surfing paddling techniques, positioning and timing 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 – water temperatures vary based on the location of the class. Contact Rob with further questions in regards to the location’s water temperatures and recommended wetsuit thickness (wetsuit 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).
- Towel, Sunblock, snacks, waters.
- Optional: Bodysurfing fins, Different Surfboard Fins/boards, Extra wetsuit
*Rough Schedule for Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 Programs
Before Day 1
Participants arrive in Location (all day)
Evening – Welcome dinner at Restaurant (transportation provided if staying at the preferred lodging recommendation) – optional
Next few days’ schedule for the Extended Weekend Programs and Week-Long Programs). Surf Trip schedule can be found on the individual Surf Trip page):
Baseline sprint recordings
Surfing – the goal is to surf 1-2 times per day depending on conditions
Positioning, Timing, Technique information and discussion with examples
Lunches each day
Positioning, Timing, Technique video analysis and coaching
Paddling technique – sprint video analysis and coaching
*Wakeskurfing (lagoon) with a ski line – getting up behind the boat, finding a board’s turning “sweet spot”, braking, accelerating, turning and control, different board variations and properties of each at different speeds* Marin, CA programs only – weather permitting (additional Surfing otherwise)
*Wakesurfing (river) with and without a ski line – finding a board’s turning “sweet spot”, braking, accelerating, turning and control, different board variations and properties of each at different speeds* Marin, CA programs only – weather permitting (additional Surfing otherwise)
*Live video analysis feedback of surfing form (stance, turn angles, turn timing)* Marin, CA programs only – weather permitting
*Duck diving, cross stepping, no paddle take off, surfboard maneuverability (lecture and lagoon practice)* Marin, CA programs only
*Jim Cegelnik Guest Speaker and Demo – more info on Surf Specific mobility and health* Marin, CA programs only
Celebration Lunch after a surf the morning of the last day!!