Date: June 18-20th, 2021

Price: $699 + gst

Instructors: Tina Currie & Reta Boychuk


Paddle Canada Basic or Advanced Flatwater SUP skills, or equivalent skills or knowledge

Whats Included:

  • Paddle Canada River 1 Certification
  • Badfish Inflatables, Paddles,  Leashes, Helmuts, Throw bags.
  • Badfish Swag Bag.

What’s Not Included:

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation to and from Squamish
  • Food

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.

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Check out our Intro to River Paddling Clinic

If you have ever wanted to take your paddling skills to the river then join Badfish Team Rider Reta Boychuk with local NHX Tina Currie as they introduce you to the world of river paddling. Included are three full days of river instruction, rescue and safety skills.  Depending on conditions this course will take place on the Mamquam and Squamish Rivers where you will have the opportunity to apply your skills on different river systems.

Day one will focus on flatwater strokes for river paddling, foot positioning, self and group rescue and the skills needed to build comfort and confidence on moving water. The next two days are on moving water and will combine dryland and on water training which includes decision making, river reading, hazards evaluation, group management, ferries, eddies and river running.

This is a super fun weekend with great instructors and like minded people. 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 inflatables. This is going to be a super fun weekend of learning and time spent living the river life!

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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.

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Friday: 9:00 – 12:00pm 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

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