Surfski Workshop with Sean Rice - Newport beach, CA

Sat, May 12 2018, 9:00 AM - Tue, May 15 2018, 3:00 PM [PST]

1 Whitecliffs Dr, Newport Beach, California, 92660, United States


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FULL day Workshop - Saturday 12th May Partial Approval -$165.00

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FULL day Workshop - Sunday 13th May Partial Approval - $165.00

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Private lesson with Sean Rice Partial Approval -$150.00

A 1-on-1 session with Sean Rice 1hr15min lesson fully tailored to you!

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Sat, May 12 2018, 9:00 AM - Tue, May 15 2018, 3:00 PM [PST]

About the Event

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. 


All workshops are conducted by the international surfski champion, Sean Rice. Sean is an extremely experienced surfski coach and conducts his workshops in a friendly and relaxed manner. Each paddler will come away with a whole new field of surfski knowledge and will experience an unforgettable time with one of the best in the sport. 


We have 2 days of coaching planned for the weekend. Saturdays workshop is aimed at those paddlers who are new to paddling, Surfski or maybe just simply transitioning from a sea kayak etc into the sport. Sundays workshop is for all those paddlers who are not completely new to the sport and who are looking to improve on all of the finer details of their paddling. Each workshop will run from 9am-3pm and consists of land-based theory and plenty of water-based drills.


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 with a comprehensive understanding of the sport and with advice or improvement techniques specific to them. 


Our workshops are suitable for ALL levels.

Saturday: Surfski Introduction Workshop

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Time: 9am - 3pm 

All Levels Welcome

Topics covered in the workshop:

- Optimizing your equipment set up

- Paddle stroke technique

- Maximising stroke efficiency

- Stability drills and techniques

- Remounting and Safety on the water 

- Open water paddling skills (introduction into waves and downwind paddling)

-& much more...


Sunday: Full Day Downwind Surfski Workshop

Date: Sunday 13th May 2018

Time: 9am - 3pm 

Topics covered in the workshop:

- Setting up your boat to suit you

- Paddle stroke technique

- Simplifying the stroke

- Maximising stroke efficiency

- Run riding, downwind and surfing skills

- Open ocean paddling skills

- Remounting and Safety on the water 

- Getting the most out of your performance

- Training tips, information, and motivation

- Racing techniques and skills

- Nutrition (on and off the water)

- Pre and post-race preparation 

- & much more....


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


Surfski and gear rental are available through Ocean Paddlesports. They will have a wide range of boats available.

Please let us know if you will be needing anything?



This workshop is not to be missed!  Any level of paddler will benefit from attending the workshop and will have an evening of FUN and a super learning experience! During and after our workshops there will be the opportunity to test out all of the latest surfskis, paddles, and gear from Ocean Paddlesports!


We look forward to seeing you!


Please note: 

Safety - all safety equipment is required: a PFD and a leg leash is compulsory

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!)

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

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About the Organizer

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