Build your skills in real-life conditions with multiple days of low-ratio coaching. Based in Summer Haven there are opportunities for a variety of skill development. The area provides bumpy conditions, moving water, current, and miles of surfing beaches.
Our low student-coach ratios allow us to embrace the environment offering challenges that are accessible and fun. Some skills we might focus on include, boat handling in conditions, tide race paddling, surfing, core stroke refinement, safety, and rescues.
February 17th – 24th | $1,495
The Matanzas River provides protected conditions while the Matanzas Inlet provides bumpy conditions with moving water and surf beaches. ACA Level 3 or 4 Skills Assessment can be included on this trip. Contact us at email@example.com if you’d be interested in an ACA assessment.
Double occupancy lodging, breakfast, lunches and some dinners will be provided. Boat transportation can be arranged for an additional cost.
What to Expect
The trip will begin with a group discussion of goals and aspirations and day one on the water is typically a warm-up and skills benchmarking day. The remainder of the trip will take the best advantage of the environment.As with all our trips, we do not have a strict agenda we follow but rather aim to be responsive to paddlers’ desired outcomes, learning progressions, and the environment. The great part of this location is that there are options so we are typically able to meet multiple challenge levels. We have options to put in on the Matanzas River by Rattle Snake Island. There are protected ponds we can use to develop flat water skills. In addition to current play and navigating paddling under the bridge there is an option to paddle up to Fort Matanzas and around Rattle Snake Island. We often are fortunate enough to see dolphins, bald eagles, sea turtles, and others. The north and south beaches around the inlet allow for the developing of surf skills and current play.
Arrive Saturday, February 17th at our rental home. Sunday – Friday consists of coaching day trips based on weather and group desires. Depart Friday evening or Saturday morning. Breakfast at the house will be provided Sunday – Friday morning. Lunch supplies will be provided for you to pack and bring on the water. Home-cooked dinners are included 3 of the nights. Other dinners are on your own.
Kayak transportation from Lansing, MI is available for an additional cost.
As the trip gets closer keep an eye out for an email with more specifics and a waiver. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Youtube channel for videos from previous years.
We can include an ACA Level 3 or 4 Skills Assessment with prior discussion. Please reach out to email@example.com.