Date: July 3-5th, 2020
Instructors: Tina Currie & Reta Boychuk
Meeting Locations: 6:00pm Squamish Paddling Club
Paddle Canada Basic or Advanced Flatwater SUP skills, or equivalent skills or knowledge
- Paddle Canada River 1 Certification
- Badfish Inflatables, Paddles Leashes, Helmuts, Throw bags.
- Badfish Swag Bag.
What’s Not Included:
- Transportation to and from Squamish
Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds within two weeks of course start date. If we can fill your spot we will refund your money, if not you can use it as a credit for a future course or trip.
Learn to River SUP with the Badfish River Crew!
Join Badfish Team Rider Reta Boychuk with local NHEX/Coastal Stoke Guide Tina Currie as they introduce you to the world of river paddling and the leading river paddling brand Badfish SUP. The team will progress you from a flatwater river specific skills clinic on the evening of Day 1 to river specific safety and skills training on the Mamquam River the following two days.
Our Friday evening flatwater session will review all the flatwater strokes and foot positioning needed to control and turn your board on the river and we will also be practicing self rescues to build comfort. Saturday were on to moving water to apply our flatwater skills and to build our river experience. We start with river safety and hazards evaluation and then progress to learning to carve the boards across eddy lines, ferry them across current and even surf a small waves. Sunday we will be back on the river for more river fun as we continue to apply our skills and build confidence. You will leave the weekend with your Paddle Canada River 1 Skills Cert, a new set of foundational skills and connections that will set you up for future river running success.
This clinic will also give you the opportunity to try out the some of the new Badfish products including the Monarch and the industry leading RiverShred line of infllatables. This is going to be a super fun weekend of learning and time spent living the river life!
Photo Credit: Banner photo – Insta: @babe.born2board and above @jzeltphotography
Required River SUP Equipment
- Safety/River Rescue PFD TYPE III or V or Jacket PFD with rescue belt.
- Drysuit or wetsuit (drysuit rentals available)
- River appropriate shoes. (NRS, Astral, MEC)
- lunch, water, snacks
- phone and waterproof case
- pen and notepad
- Dry bag for day trips
** Norm Hann Expeditions and Badfish SUP will be providing boards, paddles, helmuts and drybags for the clinic. If there is equipment you need for the course or would like to purchase for the course Norm Hann Expeditions is a retailer for Northwater (throw bags, safety and rescue), Predator Helmuts, Xcel Wetsuits & Badfish SUP and can help with decisions on PFD’s and Drysuits.
Friday: 4:00 – 6:00 – Badfish Flatwater Demo – Squamish Paddling Club
6:00-8:30 pm – Squamish Paddling Club
- Intros & Expectations
- Flatwater Ocean Session
- Ice breaker and stroke review
- Forward and turning strokes
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
- River 1 Skills
- River Reading & Safety
- Eddy’s & Ferry’s
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Skills review
- River Run
- Complete River 1 Skills
- Wrap up & Feedback