Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 – Sprint Paddling, Positioning, Timing and Turning

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. 

Lastly, 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. 

Based in beautiful Marin County, CA, spend an extra extended weekend learning to master sprint paddling, positioning, timing, and turning with professional surfing paddling coach, Rob Case.

What’s Included:


  • Welcome Dinner the night before Day 1
  • Daily Sprint 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
  • Wakesurfing instruction and guidance
  • Surfing / Body Surfing Sessions at a local Beach (to apply paddling technique lessons)
  • Recordings of Sprint Paddling Stroke Analysis with Individual Commentary 
  • Recording and analysis of surfing and wakesurfing sessions
  • Transportation to and from the beach to surf
  • Daily Lunch
  • Celebration Lunch on Last Day

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

Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 Dates 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,495 per person (lodging not included – see below for Lodging Recommendations)

**PREREQUISITE** Completion of at least the first 3 Modules in the Surfing Paddling Academy or approval by Rob

May 25-28

July 6-9

September 21-24

October 26-29

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 – 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, Different Fins

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.

          *Detailed Schedule for Next Surfing Paddling Technique Mastery Level 2 Program

Evening Before Day 1

Participants arrive in Novato (all day)

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

Day 1

Intro

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

Live video analysis feedback of surfing form (stance, turn angles, turn timing)

Lunch 

Paddling technique – sprint analysis (pool) and live video analysis feedback

Duck diving, cross stepping, no paddle take off, surfboard maneuverability (lecture and lagoon practice)

Back to Lodging

Day 2

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

Live video analysis feedback of surfing form (stance, turn angles, turn timing)

Lunch

Jim Cegelnik Guest Speaker and Demo – more info on Surf Specific mobility and health

Positioning and Timing Lecture

Back to Lodging

Day 3

Surfing – positioning and timing video analysis, catching a wave and energy conservation paddling

Lunch

Review of Surfing video and analysis

Jim Cegelnik Guest Speaker and Demo – more info on Surf Specific mobility and health

Day 4

Surfing – positioning and timing video analysis, catching a wave and energy conservation paddling

Celebration Lunch!!