Surfski Clinic with Sean Rice and Holyoke Rows - Holyoke, Massachusetts

Thursday, July 26 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM [EST]

25, Jones Ferry Road, Holyoke, MA, 01040, United States

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Beginner & Intermediate level Clinic PARTIAL APPROVAL - $95.00

Surfski Clinic with Sean Rice and Holyoke Rows

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Private lesson with Sean Rice PARTIAL APPROVAL - $165.00

75min One-on-one time with Sean. The lesson will be tailored specifically to your needs and can be scheduled for your convenience.

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Thursday, July 26 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM [EST]

Holyoke Rows, 25, Holyoke, MA, 01040, United States.

PaddleLife, along with the support of its sponsors, presents, The PaddleLife World Tour 2018!

An extensive tour of the world dedicated to spreading the sport and lifestyle of surfski paddling to as many people as possible. We have some awesome events and workshops lined up. We can't wait to visit Holyoke!


All workshops are conducted by the international surfski and kayak champion, Sean Rice. Sean is an extremely experienced surfski and kayak coach and conducts his workshops in a friendly and relaxed manner. Sean has competed for many years at the highest level of paddling (including World Championship titles) across Marathon, Sprint, and Surfski. He will pass on every bit of knowledge that he has gained through all of his experience. Each paddler will come away with a whole new field of knowledge and will experience an unforgettable time with one of the best in the sport. 


Thursday afternoons workshop is aimed at those paddlers who are interested in improving their paddling, no matter your craft. The workshop will consist of some land-based theory and plenty of water-based drills for practice. There is simply no better way for you to learn all there is to know about paddling!


In addition to this workshop, each registered paddler is invited to an additional FREE seminar by local paddling hero Joe Shaw and hopefully Mike Dostal, and/or Kurt Kuehnel on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 5pm at the same location! They will cover some of the more basic fundamental skills and techniques so that Sean can jump straight into the other more complex topics that we have you all interested in. This will maximize the time we get to spend together! Let us call this a good old 2 for 1 deal! Isn't that just great? 

To help with planning for this, we ask that all paddlers who would like to join into the FREE additional seminar register before the 13th July as this is a possible date for it to be run.




PaddleLife prides itself on offering the highest-quality learning experience. For this reason, we keep the group numbers very limited to allow for lots of 1-on-1 time between Sean and each paddler. All paddlers will walk away from the lesson with a comprehensive understanding of the sport and with advice or improvement techniques specific to them. 


Our workshops are suitable for ALL levels. We encourage you to attend no matter your craft and experience!


Surfski Clinic

Date: Thursday 26 July 2018

Time: 5pm - 8pm (or a bit later if sunlight allows)


Topics covered in the workshop:

- Optimizing your boat and paddle set up to suit you

- Individual paddle stroke technique coaching and guidance (With the use of an erg and video station)

- Maximising stroke efficiency drills and exercises

- Stability drills and techniques

- Remounting and Safety on the water 

- Fixing common mistakes of a new or developing paddler

-& much more...


After the workshop, there will be lots of time for more "surfski chat". We can cover any topic you like and encourage questions!


This workshop is not to be missed!  All paddlers will benefit from attending the workshop and you are guaranteed to have a super fun learning experience!! We welcome all sea kayakers, OC paddlers, white water, marathon and sprint kayakers too! You can participate in which ever craft you choose and you might be surprised by how many of the principles/techniques coached can be transfered directly between sports.


We look forward to seeing you!



Please note: 

Safety - Please bring along a PFD and leash if you have one.

Please bring your own surfski and paddle (If you do not have these, please contact us and we will see what we can do to get you some!)

You are welcome to attend the workshop in any craft you choose. We can provide extra equipment for those who do not have any.

If you have any questions regarding anything to do with the above workshop or just anything to do with surfski paddling - contact Sean directly

PaddleLife is an organisation run by Sean Rice, international surfski champion. PaddleLife offers specialised surfski workshops and lesssons around the world. Our aim is to promote surfski paddling as much as possible.

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