Topic & Skill Tracks

All paddling begins with fundamental skills. As we move from basic to more advanced paddlers, we refine these skills and are able to paddle in more challenging conditions. Mastery of fundamental paddling techniques with real-world application is what separates advanced paddlers from beginners.

Many courses bridge skill levels and are appropriate for more than one skill level. Each course is a group experience & paddlers should be relatively close in skill level to ensure maximum learning potential. If you're unsure how to classify your skills, ask a paddlesports staff member or a course host/liaison at the Symposium. We also offer some tips for choosing your track...
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Peak Performance


“I wanna go fast” – Ricky Bobby. For all of our racers out there interested in increasing performance and ability, look no further! The Peak Performance Track is meant to increase efficiency in strokes and ability in the open water. Open water and Surf zone sessions are meant for intermediate and up paddlers. May we suggest...

Friday, April 21
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Surf Ski Paddling Clinic (Master Class #50482)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Introduction to Wing Paddles (Classroom Session) 
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  SUPerior Forward Stroke (Master Class #50490)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Forward Stoke Efficiency (Master Class #50492)
Saturday, April 22
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Stand Up Paddleboard Turns and Support (Master Class #50496)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  The Essentials of Surf Ski Paddling (Master Class #50502)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Paddling Injuries (Classroom Session) 
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Fitness Training for Paddling Injuries (Classroom Session)