A non-profit association has been started to promote distance paddle training. It’s called Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii – acronym SUPAH. To get started SUPAH will be conducting distance paddle instruction and training for novices through accomplished paddlers. Instructors signed up so far are Todd Bradley, Dave Parmenter, Scott Gamble, Aaron Napoleon, Rob Stehlik, Morgan Hoesterey, Doug Lock and Jeff Chang. Here’s the dates for the clinics, see photos on our blog: www.suphawaii.blogspot.com
2/20/10 Paddling Technique 1 and Ocean Safety
3/14/10 Paddling Technique 2
4/17/10 Kahala Run
5/29/10 Kaimana Run and Graduation Party
If you’re interested in downwinders or have been doing them for a while, this Sunday’s clinic will give you a head start. Clinics are scheduled on the Saturdays with no Kanaka Ikaika race. They will start at 7:30am and go for 2-3 hours. The format will include instruction and individual coaching along with the opportunity to try various race boards. Location will be at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. A flyer with details and pricing is available and Wet Feet. To sign up or for more information call Wet Feet our clinic support shop at 373-SURF.