Surfski Training/Lessons with Wesley: Group or Individual Lessons

Get Paddling, Get a Surf Ski, Get a Lesson, Get Fit!

Contact : Wesley@SurfskiRacing.com for a lesson.

See Northeast Calendar Tab for Wesley’s Group Training Classes Schedule.

SurfskiBasics DVD

 

Putting it All Together(permission from TCSurfski)

 

Forward Stroke and More Strokes

 

Flat Water Racing in Surfskis

 

Lesson : Strokes Used in Surf ski paddling, Includes the following:
Group Per Person: $75.00
Individual: $250.00
On Water( 3 hours beach/water)

  1. Paddle Selection.
  2. Getting in and out of your ski. 
  3. Rafting up 
  4. Assisted Rescues
  5. Forward Stroke
  6. Forward Sweep Stroke
  7. Reverse Sweep
  8. Park Stroke 
  9. Brace
  10. Tap Brace 

Fitness Training with other Surfski Paddlers

 

Learn How to Select the Right Ski for your Goals!

Lesson: Introduction to Surf skis includes the following:
Group Per Person: $75.00
Individual: $149.00

On Beach/classroom: 1:30 hour

  1. How to choose a surf ski? A BIG topic I can help you with!
  2. Parts of a Surf ski: Why they are important and how they affect your paddling.
  3. Outfitting your ski(Very important for fit and performance)
  4. How to choose a Paddle? Are wings all the same?

Winter Surfski Paddling/Racing with the Boys

 

Learn How to Remount: Its Crucial!

 

Lesson: Safety in Surf Skis, Includes the following:

Group Per Person: $75.00
Individual: $99.00

(1 hour on Beach/Classroom)

  1. Skill Level
  2. Access Conditions
  3. Risk Tolerance
  4. Group Paddling
  5. Winter paddling
  6. Safety Gear
  7. Paddling Clothing

Got Rough Water Training?

 

Race Training at its Best. Training partner Tim Dywer and I finish the Essex River Race together in 1st Place.

 Lesson:Race Training, Includes the following:

Group Per Person: $75.00
Individual: $99.00
(1 Hour Classroom/Beach)

  1. Goals (specific, timely, realistic)
  2. Intervals
  3. Long Paddles
  4. Tempo Paddles
  5. Group Training
  6. Rough Water Training
  7. Flat water Training
  8. Heart Rate Training

Pre Race Preparation 

  1. Boat Selection
  2. Rudder Selection
  3. Paddle Selection
  4. Race Strategy
  5. Drafting
  6. Fueling

What is Your Off Season Training Plan?

Lesson: Off Season Training

(1 Hour Classroom),Includes the following:

Group Per Person: $70.00
Individual: $99.00

1. Rowing Erg
2. Kayak Erg
3. Cross Training
4. Winter Paddling

Flatwater Racing to augment Surfski Training/

 

Get Results with by taking a lesson!2011 Surfski Race Series

 

Increase your Fun Factor by Taking a Lesson!!

 

Testimonial by Tim  Hudyncia

Thank you very much for the brilliant sharing of your time, passion, expert guidance and “hand-me-downs” today – I’ve already enjoyed beaucoup use of the Stellar kayak stands.
I don’t think it to be an exaggeration to write that today was a brilliant turning point in my paddling life – A morning of “WOW” moments. Thank you, can’t wait to paddle, looking forward!

My note to the paddling community present and future:
I do not like soap operas. In fact, more than anything I appreciate and welcome genuine, sincere, honest folks, and I aim to be the same. I mention that because of how powerful my experience was yesterday with Wesley, and I want to accurately convey that to you, but first, a bit of background.

I was a fierce competitor for many years, running (through high school), road bicycling (Cat. 3 racer), and then mountain biking and inline skating (into my 30’s). Around age 35 I transitioned away from competition with others while becoming more infatuated with varied daily challenge for continuous growth (juggling, unicycling, didgeridoo playing…). At the same time, I continued to push and challenge myself physically, for that’s what makes me feel most alive; that what brings thrill and joy to living for me. As I approached age 40, my wife got me my first kayak (sea kayak), and I’ve been having great fun developing myself into a worthy paddler, something I intend to do for the rest of my life. As a chiropractor I tell people every day that if I could prescribe just one exercise for them, it would be kayaking. It is a fantastic posture, core, balance and whole body exercise, perhaps the best. Because I embrace challenge and speed, last fall I bought a surfski kayak, and I have logged 40+ hours in my surfski (self-taught, long way to go, looking forward to racing because I’m different now – I know that racing is always me against me).

That brings us to yesterday (I turn 45 this year), which was my first paddle to paddle encounter with another surfski kayaker. I was a bit reluctant to reach out because I used to be a rather fierce and ruthless and selfish competitor, and I’ve little interest in being back around such folks. Yesterday I discovered that I reached out to exactly the right person, Wesley, and I am very, very grateful for the experience.
To finish background: In some ways I have pinpoint focus and talent. Every single time someone lies down on my chiropractic adjusting table, I do the same exact thing: I give them the very best adjustment that I can, aiming for it to be the best they’ve ever had. Yesterday I felt like Wesley carried the same focus and approach into coaching me, along with a very high level of expertise – It was as if every expert web-video and article that I’d watched and read was a part of my session with Wesley, along with the one thing that I really thought could make a world of difference for me: Wesley’s observation, feedback, and continued critique. And it did! I cannot wait to get back on the water so that I can practice the many things that he addressed.

I’ll also call Wesley’s approach comprehensive and powerful. The power is in his high level of passion and his non-judgmental way, along with his knack for making you feel really darn good through positive reinforcement and an unwavering view of me, the student, as having tremendous potential.
The changes I need to make in my paddle stroke will not be easy, but interestingly Wesley’s passion and strong belief in my abilities make it seem much more achievable. I’m really excited to meet others in the surfski paddling community, for my first meeting with Wesley and his strong welcome have impacted me very positively, indeed.

Tim during his lesson

In Health and Glide,

Dr. Timothy Hudyncia, aka Timo
Coventry, RI
401-921-5060

About the Author

Top 10 finisher Blackburn Challenge(20 miles) 2009-2011;Participated since 2003; SurfskiRacing.com Race Series-2nd place finisher 2010,2011; 2009 SurfskiRacing.com Website orginated; 2009,1st person to produce Surf ski informational DVD; 2009,1st person to produce comprehensive Surf ski Comparison Chart; 2005, BCU/ACA Certified Level 3 w/4star training,Open Ocean(both expired); 2004, Participated World Indoor Rowing Championships(Crash B's) since 2004. 2012 Indoor Rowing Foundations 8 Hour Certification Course 1998 Boston Marathon 1997 Baystate Marathon, qualified for Boston Marathon 1997 Vermont City Marathon 1996 Newport Marathon 1983-1991 U.S. Navy - 1st place in in Squadron and Command Physical Fitness Test(sit-ups, pushups, run). 1969-1991 played countless hours of basketball. Work: Pharmaceutical Sales after my 8 years in U.S. Navy