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  1. Women On Water Surfski Workshop

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    Great Success for the WOW Surfski Workshop, check out the photos and Bob’s blog (Katie’s blog will be posted soon)

    WOW Surfski Workshop photos click here:

    Bob’s WOW Surfski Blog+


    1 Day option is now available for the Workshop, you can chose Saturday or Sunday to participate and dinner is included in the cost which is Saturday night @ 5 pm at The Raven Pub in Deep Cove BC.

    Please Email Mike Gill your request for the 1 day option:  Mike Gill email link

    Coast Outdoors and Deep Cove Kayak Centre are excited to offer a 2 day Women’s Only Surfski Workshop in beautiful Deep Cove BC. You can think of this workshop as a “Stay-cation” if you are from the lower mainland.

    This will be a great weekend to immerse yourself in the sport of surfski paddling and get top level coaching from some of North America’s best surfski paddlers. Develop skills, Get inspired, Make new friends.

    Friday 7 PM Wine & Cheese Mixer at Coast Outdoors
    Saturday 2 x 2.5 hour session on and off the water
    Saturday Evening – Dinner at The Raven Pub: The Raven Dinner Options
    Sunday 2 x 2.5 hour sessions on and off the water

    The goal of the workshop is to gain new skills or to develop old skills to increase your ability to be confident while surfskiing. You will also have fun and meet new people!

    Who should take this workshop?
    You don’t need to be a pro to participate in this workshop, but the first day of this course should not be your first time in a surfski. This is NOT an Introduction to surfski paddling. You should be able to paddle a surfski with some confidence. You should be sure that you can handle the surfski you are using. You can sign up as a beginner, but you should take an introduction to surfski paddling, or gain equivalent experience prior to participating in this course. Class groups will be organized base on experience.

    Cost $295 + GST  ($50 surfski rental for two days.  Limited quantity available)

     Women on Water Surfski Clinic Sessions information link

    Accomodation Information: Accomodation

    Who are your instructors? Here is a little bit of information about your instructors and throughout the weekend you will get to know them better!

    Heather Nelson: Bio
    I love adventure, fitness and racing.


    Sally Wallick: Bio
    Having strong mentors throughout her paddling career, Sally is excited to give back and teach other girls to race smart, train hard, and most importantly….have a ton of fun on the water!!

    Tamlyn Böhm: Bio
    Tamlyn is a “paddler” in the truest sense of the word and is equally at home in a sprint kayak, surfski, outrigger canoe or stand up paddle board.


    Ana Swetish: Bio
    16 year old Ana first appeared on the paddling as a young child paddling in the back of a double surfski with her dad, Tom.

  2. TNR #6 Bedwell Bay + SUP Tech Course

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    Before we get to the race update here is some insight on the behind the scenes action you racers never get to hear about.

    It was 5:45 PM on a beautiful TNR race afternoon, and I was feeling pressure, the way Rupert Jasper, a former employee of DCCKC and current cameraman, use to feel when a large high school group arrived at the cove.

    “I feel like I got a pile of cattle chasing me around, and I’m paddling as hard as I can to stay in front of em.”

    That’s what ol’ Rupert use to say before every high school tour.

    It’s what I was thinking when I scrambled in the passenger door of Ruperts Van — at exactly quarter to 6:00.

    Did I forget to set the alarm for my after work nap? Yes, I did. So I got a late start — sort of like boat driver Cameron Underhill and his late growth spurt.

    Both Rupert and I were familiar with the traffic horror stories when one gets started late on race day afternoon, and one lives across the bridge, and the destination is Deep Cove. We eventually made it unscathed and ready for action.

    The sun is shining, the parking lot is full of weird pointy kayaks, and there are a bunch of men in tights running about… it must be a Tuesday.

    All eyes were on the SUPs last night as TNR had their first SUP Technical Course of the season. The race consisted of 3 laps with several zigzags, and some physical buoy turns. As for the rest of the crew, the 5.6 km course took them out to Bedwell Bay and back, which is a step up from last weeks time trial.

    The turnout was consistent again as 89 racers showed up for the 6th TNR of the season. It was a night of Surfski doubles as our number continues to grow in that category. Steve Juranovics and Dari Fisher teamed up, and boy was that a powerful combination. Longtime racers Katja and Jeff took home 2nd place and Shane, Linda, and Alex claimed 3rds place as they continue to warm everyone’s hearts racing as a family.

    As for the Single Surf Skis, Rob Hansen fought hard for first place, and young Seth Putnam managed to fight off Bob to secure another fantastic finish. It’s always lovely to see racers switch up their disciplines. Joel Perkins put down the board and picked up a paddle last night, and he did not disappoint!

    The prone and OC Class suffered from a few locals being away, but James and Stuart raced hard and will be sure to have company in coming weeks. Who knows maybe the lack paddlers this week has to do with the big race on Saturday.

    For the 14’ SUPs it was an exciting race. It was Mike, Evan, and Adam who rounded out the top three as the Grebrecht boys furiously chased darb around the course. However, the battle to watch last night was between Shannon Bell and Kelvin Humenny. After being away for the last couple of races, Shannon was not taking any time off while she was away. In 12’6 category Finn Stanhope continues to dominate as he follows in the footsteps of his father. Keep up the excellent work Finn!

    Just a reminder that the Board The Fjord is almost here!! It’s happening this Saturday, May 11th and registration is still open. Even if you don’t want to race come on down and support your local paddlers as they battle for bragging rights and ultimate glory. See you all next week.

    Click here for results

    Board the Fjord information click here

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