Burleigh Cooper

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Instructor Category: DefaultInstructor Tags: supclasses, ACA, and racetraining


*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.


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Address: PO Box 2066
Santa Cruz
United States
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