For teens, ages 11-17, who want more time out on the water learning stand up paddleboard, surfing and water safety skills, we offer an six week waterman training class.
The class meets on Saturday afternoons at 3:00 pm on Lido Key (usually) starting March 4-April 22nd, 2017 (no class on March 18th).
The cost for the is $250 and includes all equipment, specialized training and a SURFit Teen Waterman Certification.
What will my child learn in this class?
-Basic Paddleboard Skills such as technique, turns, stopping and maneuvering
-How to teach basic paddleboarding skills to new paddlers
-Basic Paddleboard and Kayak equipment and set-up
-Waterman safety skills such as towing, rescues, and safety equipment
-Basic surfing skills (if the ocean cooperates and produces waves for us)
-How to teach new surfers some basic skills
-Kayak Safety and Kayak paddling techniques and skills
-How to watch weather cues to ensure safety on water
-Tides and Winds
-Basic Knowledge and Information on the marine Birds, Mammals and Plants of Sarasota
What is the benefit of taking this class?
Besides getting to spend time on the water every week, your child will learn skills that will last a lifetime. These are useful skills for anyone to have and are best taught by doing. Not to mention, successful completion of this class may lead to employment in our summer program.
If you have any questions, please let us know.