Dates: April 30-May 4th, 2018
Price: $1499 + gst
Location: Discovery Lodge, Quadra Island, B.C.

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

Costs Include the Following:

  • 4 nights accommodation at Discovery Island Lodge
  • Nutritious and delicious meals providing by our talented chef
  • 5 days of dryland and on water ocean instruction and safety training
  • Instructor Ratio: 1:6
  • Paddle Canada Certification: If successful, participants can achieve their Paddle Canada Touring 1 skills.

Price Does Not Include the Following

  • Ocean Specific SUP and Safety Equipment. (Rentals Available)
  • Travel to Quadra Island

Cancellation Policy

Training courses are non refundable within two weeks of the course start date. 100% refundable prior to two weeks of the course start date.

Day 1

Morning

  • Arrival
  • Meet and Greet/Introductions

Afternoon

  • Intro to Touring Gear
  • Evening Paddle with skills intro

Day 2

Morning

  • Tides and Currents
  • Decision Making

Afternoon

  • Exploration of Surge Narrows

Evening

  • Chart reading
  • Navigation

Day 3

Morning

  • Rescues/Scenarios

Afternoon

  • Use of terrain for efficient ocean travel
  • Paddling in tidal currents

Evening

  • Weather Forecasting

Day 4

  • Octopus Island Day Trip
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics

Day 5

Morning

  • Sunrise Paddle
  • Breakfast
  • Debrief and Feedback
  • Check out at 11:00am
  • Depart for Ferry

SUP Ocean Touring the Discovery Islands

Our SOAR Ocean Camp offers an immersive training week for those who want to become competent with their paddleboard in a dynamic ocean environment with the goal of gaining the skills and experience necessary to tour and explore the coastline safely on your own or to help you build experience with the goal of leading others. Our Ocean camp provides immersive SUP training that will introduce participants to ocean safety, self rescue and awareness, decision making, pre trip preparation and route planning.

Our week takes place at the beautiful Discovery Islands Lodge on Quadra Island. The Lodge is adjacent to Surge Narrows Marine Park which is one of the most biologically diverse ocean environments in the Pacific Northwest. Water classification ranges from flatwater to Class 4 whitewater tidal rapids. These dynamic conditions will provide an opportunity for participants to observe and understand the complexities of ocean travel. Throughout the week, there will be workshops on weather and navigation, tides and currents, safety including on water rescues, skill and stroke development. The week is infused with leadership talks, gear demo’s and shared learning and debriefs.

We are all really excited about this new sup ocean experience and we look forward to sharing our expertise and the incredible destination of Quadra Island and area.