*OVERVIEW: Professional and friendly instruction for beginning to advanced paddlers incorporating 25 years of open-water swim, prone surf, adaptive surf, distance/race SUP, surf SUP, kayak & adaptive kayak and outrigger experience.
*LOCATION: Portside Paddle Company, operating out of the Santa Cruz Harbor, offers a unique opportunity to experience flat and open water conditions in a single training session.
*GEAR: Offering a wide variety of top-end gear including Starboard Go ASAP tour fleet, Starboard dual chamber iSUPs, all-carbon Starboard Allstars, SIC X series, F-One RacePro and SurfTech with paddles from ZRE, Black Project, QuickBlade and Starboard.
*EMPHASIS: Safety, fun and global improvement of stroke & body mechanics for maximum efficiency. Detailed instruction on all paddle skills from draw to buoy turns - if you can do it slow, you can do it anywhere. Heavy emphasis on situational awareness in all conditions for safety & efficiency gains. And fun, don’t forget fun.
PERSONAL: Daddy to 2 year old girl, married to Ph.D. marine scientist, and generally stoked on life.
*AFFILIATIONS: Member, Santa Cruz Surf Club & Preservation Society (est. 1936); Save Our Shores; Surfrider Foundation; President, Santa Cruz County Bar Association; Professor of Law, Monterey College of Law.