Clinics coming to SCPF!

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The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is happy to promote beginner and intermediate friendly clinics coming to Santa Cruz the week of the event!

Liquid Fusion Kayaking

Join LFK for s special clinic right before the event starts to heat up!

High Performance Surf Kayak Clinic
Tune-up your surfing for Santa Cruz Paddlefest with LFK. This 4 hour clinic will focus on improving your paddle out technique, wave selection, take off, diagonal run, bottom turns, top turns, and body/boat/blade positioning for performance surfing.

Etiquette will be a theme through out the course including how to be a good ambassador of the surf.

This course is limited to 6 students to maximize learning and minimize impact on the surf environment. This course is designed for hp surf kayaks. Paddlers must have a reliable roll and have previous surf experience.

Clinic are available Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd.




Join us and the F-One pro Rider Josh Riccio for a Foil Surfing Clinic.
$200 per person, 2.5 hours in the water and additional 30 minutes onshore for components oriented presentation.
Meet us at Cowells Beach on 21st of March. Time and location could change based on conditions.

The goal is to offer experienced paddlers and surfers a chance to get on the water with Professional F-One SUP racer & surfer Josh Riccio to learn more about surf foiling. 

During the 2.5-hour clinic paddlers will get to work closely with Josh and Billy to further their Surf/SUP Foiling skills and ability weather you are a seasoned foiler looking to get tips and techniques in the waves or you are a SUP surfer looking to take on foiling!

Give us a call at the shop (831) 600-7230 if you’re interested and to reserve your spot. (Limited spots only for quality instruction and safety)


Cali Collective

Join us during Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2018 and learn tricks and tips of competing in surf kayaking! Lead by seasoned competition veterans, you will be able take your surf kayaking to the next level and learn what to do (and what not to do) during the contest. Whether this is your first competition or you want to hone your skills, this clinic is for you!




Clinics are available Thursday the 22nd.


California Women’s Watersport Collective Clinic

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Join our friends from the California Women’s Watersport Collective for a surf kayaking clinic on Thursday March 23rd (The day before SCPF starts)!


Instructors: Devon Barker-Hicks & Kelly Henry

Note: This clinic is geared towards intermediate/advanced paddlers with a

consistent roll.


Using surf kayaks, as well as high performance whitewater kayaks, we’ll work to

improve your skill set surfing ocean waves specifically in competition. We use a

combination of discussion, on-water drills and coaching to get maximum benefit

out of the day. We will focus on timing and take-off, carving turns, wave anatomy

and reading the waves, surf etiquette and decision-making during the



We will be announcing the exact location when it gets closer to the date of the

clinic (weather and surf report dependent). We will be at a good break

somewhere between Santa Cruz and Capitola.

For more information visit them at their website

Fiona Wylde brings a Womens SUP Clinic to SCPF

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scpf cwwc clinic

Are you an avid paddler? Would you like to improve your skill set and go…FASTER? Then join us on March 17 at the Santa Cruz PaddleFest for a 2-hour SUP Race Clinic taught by professional athlete, Fiona Wylde. The clinic is available for all ages and paddlers who want to elevate their level on the water. We will be working on stroke technique, turning, race starts, balance and whatever else you’d like to learn.

Class size is limited so if you’re interested in this opportunity- signup today!