Date: July 10-12th, 2020

Price: $499

Instructors: Tina Currie

Meeting Locations: 6:00pm Squamish Paddling Club


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.

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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Learn to River SUP and enjoy the River Life!

We are excited to introduce you to the world of river paddling right here in Squamish, B.C. If your keen on taking your flatwater skills to the river or looking at getting the proper training to do multi day river trips then our Intro to River Skills will help you accomplish your goals.  And paddling a river on a standup paddleboard is just plain fun. We 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, connections and river stoke 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!

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: 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

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