Wednesday, April 30, 2008

East Coast Comps Kick Off @ OBX.

Next week sees the 08' start of ESKA's competition circuit.

May 3 - 6th Annual Kitty Hawk Kites Surf Kayak Competition @ 1st St. Beach Access, Kill Devil Hills, NC presented by Kitty Hawk Kites. The water of the sound and the Atlantic await the best sea kayakers on the coast as they show what they've got! You won't want to miss this one...come watch these high adrenaline water sports. In addition, Kitty Hawk Kites will have the latest kayaks to demo. Proceeds of the registration of this event will go to benefit a local environmental charity. 877-FLY-THIS or 252-441-4124.

Soon after this is the Topsail Event in Surf City....
May 17 - Tsunami Smash, Surf city, NC - Wilmington NC area.
Contact roadtoad22 AT for more info.

So if you want to see how well your skills are progressing or you just fancy shaking your world up a bit, then head on out to support one of these events. Pre-registration recommended.

Monday, April 14, 2008

SoT's Rock !

Savannah Canoe & Kayak held another rocking surf class yesterday with two students and two perspective surf coaches in training. The conditions on Tybee right now are ideal for these classes, with warm waters and few people in the water. Surf conditions were up to 2ft and clean with a slight offshore breeze. The curriculum for the SOT class can still use some tuning. Stern rudders and Boof strokes serve little practical use. A most useful tool that needs to be incorporated is the Low Brace Rudder - for support, turning and going straight. By teaching the LBR the student is encouraged to turn at the trunk and work on both sides of his boat. This class, at this level is essentially about fun and safety, nothing else. We need to also start thinking about an advanced SOT class. Next Intro SOT class on April 27th....come have some safe fun !