Sun, Fun, Surf and Sand

Last weekend I headed down the coast to California Canoe and Kayak’s Half Moon Bay location for a weekend of classes. Both mornings I ran Simplifying the Roll, a multi-level rolling class, in the calm of the harbor. Participants worked their way through everything from first rolls to hand rolls, and great weather added to the summery feel of the day.

A gorgeous day on the harbor.

A gorgeous day on the harbor.

Both afternoons I ran Combat Rolling. This class started in the harbor where participants cleaned up their rolls and were given scenarios to take their rolling out of the “comfort zone.” We then went on a short paddle across the harbor, followed by an even shorter portage. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing with our rolls in surf, rocks and sand.

Gentle waves provided a great learning environment.

There are lots of ways to break through surf.

The day was all about getting wet.

The day was all about getting wet.

And positioning.

And getting wetter.

We spent some time working on positioning ourselves in the break zone.

And just enjoying a day on the water.

Kelly patiently waits for the next set of set waves.

Kelly patiently waits for the next set of set waves.

It was a wonderful weekend, and it’s always great to hang out with the awesome people from California Canoe and Kayak and their friends. Thanks everyone!

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