Juan de Fuca Coastal SUP Exploration

Overview

Improve your SUP touring skills on this coastal adventure – Featuring renowned Instructor Trainer Norm Hann

If you’re interested in gaining more ocean SUP touring experience while enjoying the incredible coastal terrain of Vancouver Island, then join Norm Hann Expeditions and Ocean River Sports for our exploratory SUP trip on Juan de Fuca Strait. This paddle will improve your coastal touring skills and decision making for paddle boarding on oceans and coastlines, and will be a great opportunity to build experience and set the proper foundation for multi-day SUP expeditions. We focus on ocean safety, weather forecasting, trip planning, and navigating through tides and currents while enjoying the scenic terrain of coastal BC.  This is your opportunity to increase your ocean confidence and to have fun under the expert guidance of qualified paddling instructors and guides.

Prerequisites: Before taking this clinic, you should have completed Advanced Flatwater Stand Up Paddling certification or have equivalent skills and experience. Specifically, you should be able to paddle a distance of 25 km. For your safety and enjoyment, and for the safety and enjoyment of others in the program, please ensure you enter the clinic with the prerequisite knowledge, skills, and experience. If you are unsure about your level of experience, please give us a call.

Transportation: Meet at Ocean River Sports and we will transport you and your board/equipment.

Includes: Pizza and beverages at the end of the tour, transportation from Ocean River to East Sooke

Gear:

  • Touring/Downwind/ Inflatable touring board
  • Paddle
  • Leash
  • Full jacket PFD, no waist belts PFD’s
  • Whistle
  • Drysuit or full wetsuit (minimum 4/3 mm)
  • Booties
  • Broad-brimmed sun/rain hat and/or neoprene scull cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Keeper strap for glasses/sunglasses
  • 10-15L dry bag for day trip touring gear with spare clothes
  • Packed Lunch (that you can eat while on the water)
  • Water
  • Bars/snacks

Registration questions? Contact us.

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