You've been paddling your SUP and making great progress but are now looking for new challenges as you seek greater adventures and new experiences. Perhaps you are considering day tripping on the ocean, island hopping, exploring beyond your lake and around that corner but recognizing you need some guidance as you leap into new territory in your paddling career.
Do these questions sound familiar???
What do I need to know?
Do I have the right gear?
What about the weather?
How do I navigate safely?
What about tides, currents, waves, wind?
How do I plan?
Do I have the right paddling skills and ability?
What do I need to take?
Based upon Paddle Canada's SUP Touring 1 curriculum, our Coastal Confidence SUP TouringTraining will help you transition into coastal environments safely and build confidence and skills in more dynamic paddling locations and conditions. Nova Scotia's coastal waterways are vast and beautiful for exploring by SUP but there are most certainly things to consider and knowledge and skills to gain in order to do it safely.
Touring-specific equipment needs, board design and considerations
Safety considerations and weather forecasting
Basic navigation and route planning
Communication and group dynamics
Decision making and risk analysis
Paddling skills/techniques for more dynamic water and weather conditions
Launching and Landing with loaded boards
Hosted in the beautiful coastal islands and waterways of Terrance Bay, Scotian SUP is excited to be invited by and partnered with East Coast Outfitters as we add this new level of training to our offerings. The beauty of this area as a paddling destination is incredible!
What do I need?
Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater Skills Course or equivalent skills/experience
Inflatable or Hard Touring Board appropriate for touring and carrying a day pack.
PFD with whistle
Drybag for day trips
First Aid Kit
Wetsuit/Drysuit for immersion and rescues
Neoprene Booties or other paddling shoes
Bring a change of warm clothes including a waterproof shell and mid layer.
Course Details: 6 hrs $199 Paddle Canada Certification awarded for successful candidates Dates to be determined as season approaches.