Starting Feb. 2024
She had to take ibuprofen and had wrist, elbow, shoulder pain.
She felt self conscious about holding back the group because she was slow.
Now she paddles pain free.
Now she’s the one that has to wait up. She’s one of the fastest paddlers I know.
She felt unstable and afraid to capsize in 6 inch waves.
Now she enjoys paddling broadside to steep breaking waves, even when they crash over her kayak..
Learning these simple techniques eliminated her wrist, elbow and shoulder pain…
Which allows her to go on kayak expeditions in remote locations like Haida Gwaii. Something she never dared dream about before she took the training.
You know the one way to move.
You know how that way of moving applies to everything you do with your kayak.
You can probably already see why this method creates fast results.
Now all you need is consistent practice at applying it in various conditions.
A more efficient forward stroke. (there is always room for improvement) We will focus on efficiency.
As we go across the channel we will systematically remove any weakness that may be creating a weak link.
As you focus on one point, you notice paddling gets a little easier. And you glide a little further with each stroke while using less effort.
Edging and turning. Once we get to the islands, we will hug the shoreline and practice applying the 3 dimensional way of moving your pelvis to edging and turning.
This is such a core skill that I want to make sure you master it. So now when you’re out paddling, maybe even with your loaded kayak, you can have fun maneuvering effortlessly as you follow the rugged shoreline. You can quickly turn to avoid a rock. Or move quickly with precision to get close to someone to do a rescue or set up the tow line.
When the conditions are right we create a safe environment to practice paddling in currents.
You will learn to find the easiest route when going against the current, so you get to your destination without feeling exhausted.
When we have nice waves, we create a safe environment to put your skills to the test and develop your confidence in waves.
If it’s windy we take advantage of it to practice using the wind to help you control your kayak.
So no more fighting with the wind to turn your kayak, and feeling shoulder pain the next day.
Now you know exactly what to do to have the wind help you turn. When you get this it’s like having power steering.
Next time you’re paddling on a windy day you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. And you will wonder why everyone isn’t doing this.
You’ll notice most paddlers are struggling to control their kayak.
They exhaust themselves fighting with the wind because they don’t know what you know.
Want to learn the balance brace?
The layback roll?
The storm roll?
The forward roll?
This is not meant to be like a lesson that gives you bracing skills, or helps you turn better. Or roll your kayak.
This is to transform you into a competent paddler as quickly as possible.
"When I first got my new kayak and a Greenland paddle, I felt pretty overwhelmed trying to figure out how to use the paddle properly, especially with the sportier kayak.
Thanks to Paulo's lessons and programs, I gained a solid foundation for my skills and a boost in confidence on the water. I'm now a much more efficient paddler and feel way more comfortable handling dynamic waters and tricky weather conditions. Paulo's instructions also made rolling a lot easier.
I've come a long way since I started his lessons. I'm not much more confident on the water and am no longer a fair-weather paddler.
What you get is 4 months of weekly lessons.
Starts February 3rd 2024
Last lesson May 27th 2024
Some lessons will be canceled due to weather, some you may not be able to go for whatever reason. That’s why I decided to only charge you for 10 lessons, and you come to as many as you like.
These are lessons that don't look or feel like a lesson. We learn as we experience a fun and pleasant paddle. Just because we're having fun doesn't mean we're not learning.
We will meet at Smuggler’s Cove every Saturday morning at 10:00 am.
If you have any questions, concerns, not sure if it’s for you…
Please contact me:
Email: [email protected]