Learn Ocean Paddling Skills with Dan Gavere

Dan Gavere Carolina Cup Ocean Clinic

There are a ton of clinics coming up at races around the country. For those of you who are concerned about paddling in the ocean at the Carolina Cup, Surf to Sound, Key West Classic, BOP, Bodhi’s Revenge, Sandbridge, wherever there is a race through swell, take Dan Gavere’s clinic.

I’m posting this because I know there are a ton of really great paddlers with the strength and stamina to do the Graveyard Race at the Carolina Cup, but who lack the ocean skills, the sea legs. This could put you over the hump and get you to the end of this bucket-list race.

Even if you pick up one tip to get you out through the waves, or you hone in your low brace, to fix your stance to a more stable base, or learn how to keel as you surf in, it’ll be worth it. This is a MUST TAKE CLINIC if you want to get better at paddling in the ocean.

Intro to Ocean Paddling with Dan Gavere

When: 2-4
Where: Ocean Side, Blockade Runner Beach
Price: $50
Spots: Limited to 20 Paddlers
Description: Great for those just starting out in SUP and wanting to learn the basics of ocean paddling and paddling in conditions. Get tips and techniques you can use on race day. Make sure to bring a paddle, standup paddleboard, hydration, PFD, and appropriate clothing.

Register here

About Dan Gavere:

Dan GavereYou will have a hard time finding a more credentialed SUP Instructor than Dan Gavere:

  • ASI Instructor Trainer
  • ACA Level 3 Whitewater SUP
  • ACA Level 1 and 2 SUP Instructor

Dan produced a great DVD on How to Stand Up Paddle at http://www.supinstruction.com/

When he’s not instructing, Dan is the Sales and Event Manager for North America Trident Sports/Starboard North America, which means he’s everywhere you see a Starboard, a Starboard event, or a Starboard team rider.

And, Dan and Harmony Dawn run one of our favorite events, the Ultimate SUP Challenge, a Harmony Dawn and Dan Gaverestandup paddle festival on the Ottawa River in Canada. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUltimateSUPChallenge