TRAK Surf Camp - Tofino BC Canada - May 23-27, 2019
Couched in a base camp setting in the west coast forest, this TRAK Tour is designed to help you upgrade your surf kayaking skills (no matter what your skill level is now) in one of the world's best locations for surf and waves. Join TRAK in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, for a blend of sea kayak surf skills development and progression, hands on risk management, teaching and coaching workshop in May 2019.
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
What we're going to do
The adventure starts by getting to the west coast of British Columbia. Your goal is to get to the hub cities of Nanaimo or Victoria to start your trip up island and across to the west coast. You will be met at your transportation hub near Tofino for transportation to reserved camping. From there, we will start our surf camp experience from our base at Wya Point.
Our aim is to help develop your confidence and competence in dynamic water as a progression.
Daily 4 Block Format:
On-land start - time for content or discussion-based curriculum, safety plan and briefing for the day's activities and occasional review of some videos of previous day.
On-water / by the beach - Focused skills development.
On-land wrap up - debriefing of the day's activities and consolidation of learnings.
Fire-side discussions - A social event to share experience and insight.
Meet Your Guide
Eder has profound insights and a depth of skill in group management and communication which support his work as both a guide and a business coach. You will benefit from the range of his expertise. Eder also holds BCU 4-star Sea Leader and UKCC Coach certifications. Engage Eder in coaching kayak skills or discussing life philosophy and you will come away enriched. He also has a sweet sense of humor and a genuine heart for people. You’ll see.
"It gives you an opportunity. Even though it's a foldable kayak, you feel safe in the water. You know that it is strong in the water and you feel like you're just paddling out in a good boat."
"Beating the crap out of these TRAK kayaks, which I'm finding the more I paddle them, the more I really like them. I'm very surprised by how well they paddle not just for a folding kayak but just for a kayak in general."
"Amazing company! I just talked with Nolin over the phone one day and he happens to be the owner of the company. I called up for a little issue I was having and he second-day shipped the parts out to me and right away I was good to go again."
Where we're going
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park, on BC's wild, wet west coast
The end of the road and the edge of the continent
What you'll learn
Surf Skill and Sea Kayaking: role model effective step-by-step progression to develop competence for comfortably launching and landing (and play) in surf.
Biomechanics development for effective boat control
Neuroscience of learning: how to teach and make it stick
Elements of Instructing - Teaching - Coaching - Mentoring for your own group management
Safe, effective and fun surf launching and landing skills
What's included in the tour
We'll provide everything you need once you arrive, until you leave. You may want to bring your favorite PFD and paddle, and if you have a TRAK kayak already, bring it with you and save.
Meals / group dining prepared onsite in an expedition format
Accomodations at Wya Point campground in beach front yurts
Sea Kayak and Risk Management Skills Training with certified instructors / guides and TRAK Pilot mentors