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Surfing & SUP Activities (School Year 2019-20)

SPRING 2020

Single Session - UMD Pool Based - Surf & SUP Training 205103

Learn about paddling technique, awareness of board trim, turning skills, ducking waves, how to pop up into a stance and balance. Strength and endurance will be developed through interval training on and off the surfboards with basic submerged hypoxic training to help you improve your comfort under water. This is a great chance to meet others interested in surfing, determine if you want to buy a Surf & SUP Pass for Fall Semester, 2020, learn about equipment, risk management and etiquette.
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00Pm, February 4, 11, 18, 25
We Provide: Boards, Accessories, Instruction
You Provide: Swimsuit, Towel
Cost Per Session: $8 UMD Student Members/$15 Others

Southern California Surf & SUP Training Trip 108002

Spring Break, March 6-15, 2020
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 Student Members/$695 Others
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SUMMER 2020

Full Day of Surf, SUP & Foil Surfing Instruction at Island Lake 305016

Join us on Island Lake for our comprehensive Prone Surfboard training content followed by SUP surfing instruction and Foil Surfing instruction using a ski boat wake. Four dates to choose from and a four person maximum group size.
9am- 5pm, Saturday, July 11 • Friday, July 17 • Thursday, July 23 • Friday, July 24
Cost per session: $95 UMD Student Members/$175 Others

Instruction & Equipment Demos at the Surf Shack

Join us at the Lester River mouth for basic instruction using our stand-up paddleboards, prone paddleboards, surf skis or sea kayaks, with paddle, lifejacket and wetsuit provided. Equipment is distributed on a first come first served basis.
Fridays, 3:00-8:00pm, July 31, August 7
Saturdays, 3:00-8:00pm, July 25, August 1, 8
Sundays, Noon-6:00pm, July 26, August 2, 9
Register By: No Registration Required
Cost per Session: $20 UMD U-Card Holders/$30 Others (Cash or Check Only at the Surf Shack)
Meet: The Surf Shack at 60th Avenue East and London Road

FALL 2020

Plan ahead for Fall Semester surfing & SUP Opportunities
Surf & SUP programming is mainly offered in the Fall and our instructional sessions are designed to serve beginner to intermediate skill levels.

If you are not sure about your surfing commitment sign up for a single session in the pool during the first two weeks of class and consider the Lester River Boardsport Sampler on September 12, 2020. If you're frothing over surf adventures, choose the Entry Level Surf & SUP Pass for $65 (UMD Student) and $135 (Others) to get full access to all September and October training sessions. Fall Pass sales start at 8:00am on Wednesday, September 9 and usually sell out in one day. Passes are limited to the first 24 people registered.

Surf & SUP Pass holders will be able to attend training sessions at the UMD Pool on Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Fridays 9:00-10:30am in September and October. Most importantly you will receive e-mail invitations to roughly eight additional training sessions at the Lester River Surf Shack, Island Lake and Lake Superior whenever the conditions are favorable. We will also introduce you to longboard skateboard land paddling, SUP touring, prone paddleboarding, surfing behind a ski boat, foil surfing and wind driven foil wing riding.

River Wave Riding in Canada Or Lake Superior Surf Safari: Stand Up Paddleboard, Surfboard & Kayak 105017

The Winnipeg River at Sturgeon Falls in Manitoba offers large glassy waves that can be surfed using a variety of equipment. If the river is too low we will explore and camp along the Lake Superior Coast. Intermediate level skills are needed for this trip and they are developed through regular participation in the Surf & SUP Pass holder trainings.
A valid Passport is required.
September 18-20, 2020
Cost: $90 UMD Student Members Only