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Program Summary

Plan ahead for Fall Semester 2018 surfing & SUP opportunities. Surf & SUP programming is mainly offered in the Fall and our instructional sessions are designed to serve beginner to advanced skill levels. If you have limited time, sign up for the Lester River Boardsport Sampler held on September 8, 2018. Choose the Annual Surf & SUP Pass for $45 if you are a UMD Student and $115 for Others to achieve full access! Passes are limited to the first 20 people registered.

Surf & SUP Pass holders will be able to attend training sessions at the Lester River Surf Shack on Tuesday eveinings from 5-8pm and UMD Pool based sessions on Fridays 8:30-11am in September and October. Most importantly, you will receive e-mail invitations to join roughly six additional Lake Superior sessions whenever the conditions are favorable through the end of November. E-mail invitations are offered at two different skill levels. We travel to a wide variety of surfing and SUP touring locations to encourage skill development for all.

Longboard Skateboard Land Paddling outings will occur in the Fall and Spring for Surf & SUP Pass holders.

Weekend and Break Trips are available to Surf & SUP Pass Holders who are ready for more challenging conditions and can dedicate more time to the search for the perfect wave. These trips are scheduled although it remains unknown if nature will cooperate or if the pass holders will be ready for the trip. You have to plan ahead and participate in the local training sesions to establish your skills and get the invite. See trip packets for full details.
Annual Surf Membership Information Sheet

SUMMER 2018 SUP, Surf Ski, Sit-On-Top Kayak & Prone Paddleboard Instruction & Equipment Demos at the Surf Shack

Make a new connection with Lake Superior. Our staff and equipment will be set up at the Surf Shack on the west side of the Lester River mouth on several Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We provide basic instruction, stand-up paddleboard, prone paddleboard, surf ski or kayak, paddle, lifejacket and wetsuit. Equipment is distributed on a first come first served basis.
Cost per session: $20 UMD U-Card Holders $25 Others
Fridays, 3-8pm: July 27, Aug 3, 10
Saturdays, 3-8pm: July 28, Aug 4, 11
Sundays, Noon-6pm: July 29, Aug 5, 12

River Wave Riding in Canada: Stand Up Paddleboard, Surfboard & Whitewater Kayak 105017

September 14-16, 2018
The Winnipeg River at Sturgeon Falls offers large glassy wave that can be surfed using a variety of equipment. We will base camp in tents alongside the river and play in the rapids for two days. Beginner level outdoor experience in surfing, SUP surfing or whitewater kayaking will be needed for this trip. The best way to develop these skills before the trip is to participate when we explore Lake Superior and local rivers. A valid Passport is required. This trip is river level dependent. Cost $90 UMD Students Only.

Southern California Surf & SUP Training Trip - 108002

Plan now for March 8-17, 2019 Spend a solid week surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, beach combing and observing marine life. In So-Cal, surfing is built into the lifestyle. So much can be learned here. From our campsite at San Onofre State Park we can hit several surf breaks like the San-O Trails, Dog Patch, Old Mans, Churches, Middles, and other nice breaks in North San Diego County. We will watch the pros at Lower Trestles, visit the Surf Heritage Foundation, eat at the local hot spots and visit surf shops. In La Jolla we will paddle our SUPs with the leopard sharks, seals, garibaldi fish and other marine life.
Cost $425 UMD Students $695 Others

For surfing events please visit the RSOP Paddle Surf Kite (Surfing) events calendar.