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Surfing & SUP Activities (School Year 2020-21)


students stand-up-paddleboarding on Lake SuperiorLester River Surf Shack Board-sport Sampler: Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Prone Surfing and Longboard Skateboarding

Learn SUP strokes and maneuvers in the warm calm water of the lagoon and then venture out to the cool clear water of the big lake. Stand up or kneel down... Join your friends and look around. Learn the basics of prone surfing and as time allows we will touch on longboard skateboarding training techniques commonly used by surfers. Choose your level of challenge from beginner to intermediate skill development. Instructors will help to create a safe and positive environment for you to try these boardsport skills for the first time, and offer new challenges to those who have more experience.

The boards, paddle, leash, wetsuit, paddling jacket and lifejacket are provided. You bring two Covid-19 face masks, warm clothes, a swimsuit, shoes that can get wet, towel, snack and water bottle. Hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, wipes, changing room and portable restroom is also provided. Only four students will be enrolled in each session to provide a safe and productive learning environment. Meet at 6008 London Road on the West side of the Lester River with free parking next to the historic Limnology Building and smaller Surf Shack building closer to the shoreline.

Preregistration is required by calling 218-726-7128, M-F, 9am-4pm.
Cost $15 for UMD Students. Four dates to choose from:
Thursday, September 17, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, September 18, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday, September 24, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, September 25, 2:00pm-6:00pm

For more information contact Randy Carlson - UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, Whitewater Kayak, Canoe, Surfing, SUP & Snow Kiting Coordinator