Learn to Surf on a Surfski
Downwind Surfing Lesson
Downwind surfing is the ultimate thrill and what the surfski is made to do. It can take years to master, but you can greatly accelerate your learning with the right coaching. We offer solo surf lessons as well as tandem surfing where we cover the following:
- Launching in Surf
- Remounting in waves
- Bracing on both sides
- Transition from brace to quick powerful stroke
- Keeping the boat high on the waves
- Timing to minimize effort
- Learn when to go and when to wait
You must have prior experience paddling a surfski or have taken our beginner lesson before signing up for the surfing option.
- $149 Single / Private
- $99 per person for a group of 2-6
TC Surfski will supply boats, paddles, PFDs, Wetsuits and Leashes for this class. You only need to come with your swimsuit. The session will include time in the back of the tandem as well as solo paddling and will last approximately 2 hours.
Note: Finding waves is dependent on weather, so the best approach is to book for a three day window and we can evaluate the best time and location based on the wind forecast.
Below is a short clip from a downwind lesson that I did with two of my brothers who had never been in a surfski or done any real ocean padding. When we have a south/southwest wind these are the conditions we get at our lesson location on Lee Point Rd, West Bay. They are perfect waves for beginners.