Stand Up Paddling: Strokes, Maneuvers and Current

Stand Up Paddling: Strokes, Maneuvers & Current

Location:  Portland, OR, United States
Starting From: US $59.00

Students will build upon the skills developed in Basic SUP. We will refine the strokes as well as introduce a few new ones on still water before taking those skills to moving water (current). This class is ideal for anyone wanting to get more out of their time on the water or anyone wanting to take their SUP to whitewater or surfing.

On Still Water:

-Stance:Optimal position for stability

                        (shifting weight {rail to rail, front foot to back foot} should be done in each position)

 -Standard (feet foreword hip width),

- Modified (one foot slightly back),

 -Hybrid stance- play with trim

 Surfers Stance (feet perpendicular on center line or one foot slightly off center)

-Moving on the board: Moving around on the board between stances

                  Step to stance-still then on move

                  Jump to stance-still then on the move

                  Cross stepping

Strokes / Maneuvers:

-Paddling Straight J-stroke, Dufeck/C-Stroke, cross bow foreword

Turning on the move-Sweeps, Cross bow draw/to sweep

-Pivot turns Sweeps foreword/reverse

-Draws-Static-sculling

-Rudder pry/draw

-Braces:

                  Low brace

                  High brace

                  Sculling braces

 

Moving Water: Starting on mild current moving to faster water

                  (all skills should be done in standard stance and hybrid using a variety of strokes)

Ferry-angels to match speed of current/attainment

Peel outs

Eddy turns

S-turn

and more...

Things To Bring

Alder Creek can provide you with board, paddle, leash, and farmer john wetsuit, and neoprene boots. 

If you are in need of other gear please lt us know by emailing programs@aldercreek.com





 

Inclusions

-Paddle Boards
-Paddles
-PFD's, Life Jacket
-Wet or Dry suit
-Booties
-Our great instructors!

Exclusions

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!

If your coach / guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation.  While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.



-We do not provide food or drink

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Pickup/Departure

We will meet at our Jantzen Beach Store.
200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive Portland Or 97217


From the south: Take I-5 exit 308 (Jantzen Beach) get in the right lane and go east on Tomahawk Island Drive .7 miles, we are on the right. As you come off the exit the Safeway is on the right and the Chevron is on your left.

From the North: Take I-5 308 (Jantzen beach, the first one in Oregon)get in the left lane off the exit, turn left at the stoplight, follow the road around the bend to the left as it passes under the freeway and comes around so the Safeway is on your left. At the stop sign turn right on Tomahawk Isl Drive and go .6 miles, we are on the right.

If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us.

Call for more information or if you are lost or late!

Portland: 503.285.0464

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Stand Up Paddling: Strokes, Maneuvers & Current students will build upon the skills developed in Basic SUP. We will refine the strokes as well as introduce a few new ones on still water before taking those skills to moving water (current). This class is ideal for anyone wanting to get more out of their time on the water or anyone wanting to take their SUP to whitewater or surfing.

On Still Water:

Stance:Optimal position for stability

                        (shifting weight {rail to rail, front foot to back foot} should be done in each position)

-Standard (feet foreword hip width),

– Modified (one foot slightly back),

-Hybrid stance- play with trim

Surfers Stance (feet perpendicular on center line or one foot slightly off center)

-Moving on the board: Moving around on the board between stances

Step to stance-still then on move

Jump to stance-still then on the move

Cross stepping

Strokes / Maneuvers:

-Paddling Straight J-stroke, Dufeck/C-Stroke, cross bow foreword

Turning on the move-Sweeps, Cross bow draw/to sweep

-Pivot turns Sweeps foreword/reverse

-Draws-Static-sculling

-Rudder pry/draw

-Braces:

Low brace

High brace

Sculling braces

 

Moving Water: Starting on mild current moving to faster water

(all skills should be done in standard stance and hybrid using a variety of strokes)

Ferry-angels to match speed of current/attainment

Peel outs

Eddy turns

S-turn

and more…

We will meet at our Jantzen Beach Store.
200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive Portland Or 97217

From the south: Take I-5 exit 308 (Jantzen Beach) get in the right lane and go east on Tomahawk Island Drive .7 miles, we are on the right. As you come off the exit the Safeway is on the right and the Chevron is on your left.

From the North: Take I-5 308 (Jantzen beach, the first one in Oregon)get in the left lane off the exit, turn left at the stoplight, follow the road around the bend to the left as it passes under the freeway and comes around so the Safeway is on your left. At the stop sign turn right on Tomahawk Isl Drive and go .6 miles, we are on the right.

Alder Creek can provide you with board, paddle, leash, and farmer john wetsuit, and neoprene boots. 

If you are in need of other gear please lt us know by emailing programs@aldercreek.com

If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us.

Call for more information or if you are lost or late!

Portland: 503.285.0464