Surf Session in September 2019

I took three students out to Democrat Point, Long Island, the other day. It’s known as a good surf spot, but there are some other features there as well.

With Force 4 winds, the first thing we discussed was how to manage wind in our paddling.

We then moving on to a recirculating eddy, practicing how to cross an eddy line and how to keep and attain position in current.

At the tip of the point, a wide tiderace forms, and after hopping out on the beach to scout it, we had a bit of play. One of the students practiced his roll in the tiderace – success!

We finished the day with some surf. At low tide, the incoming swell was breaking up over some barrier shoals, giving us nice, long but gentle wavers to surf along.

Pool Session Pix

Pool Program at Dobbs Ferry.

I want to convey a hearty THANK YOU to all the participants who made this winter’s pool sessions a great success for Tubby Hook and Kayak Dov.

As some of you may know, this was the first year for Julie and Dov to to run a pool program at the Masters School, especially to Matt Kane’s clients who came along to see how we’d do.

Dov and I had a lot of fun working with a range of paddlers, from people learning the basics, to people learning fancy rolls. And, we’re happy some of you tried out Greenland-style Rebel kayaks.

Here are some pictures.

Ready!
The boats have been brought in.
Your Friendly Kayak Instructor.
Kayak Dov. Pool’s Open!
JT trying a Rebel Ilaga.
JT trying a Rebel Ilaga.
OK, Students!
OK, Students!
Body Position
Body Position

Pool Program Pix

Pool Program at Dobbs Ferry.

We – Kayak Dov and Tubby Hook Paddle Company – had a great start to our first pool program yesterday. We have two more sessions scheduled, for February 24 and March 3.

Pool Program at Dobbs Ferry.
Pool Program at Dobbs Ferry.

We had great turnout, with nearly a dozen paddlers either showing up with their own boats or renting boats from us, a few taking classes, while others practiced on their own.

Body Position
Body Position

We had familiar faces and new, and both experienced paddlers and starters. Everyone shares stories and top tips. It’s a social setting as much as an instructional environment.

sharing top tips
J & C giving each other top tips.

To learn more about the program, drop a note to info@tubbyhook.com.