SUP SONAS

                  Boston & Costa Rica

OCEAN SAFETY CLINIC

Please note that there is a 13% sales tax on Costa Rica lessons, clinics and rentals, 

which is added into the "handling" section of your payment.

10% commission or discount for former clients, ticos (costa rica nationals), 

ex-pats living in Costa Rica, and hotels, travel agencies & tour companies 

who have a designated website with us.

See COMMISSIONS page for more info.

This clinic is offered at your location either indoors or outdoors, under cover or we occassionally list clinics you may join at: EVENTS


Some of you already play in the ocean and might surf a longboard, shortboard, bodyboard, kayak, handplane or your body in the waves, but if you haven't learned the rules, safety precautions and surf etiquette, this clinic is imperative for everyone who plays in the ocean, whether it is surfers, stand up paddlesurfers or even swimmers. It is great for all ages.  Surfing and Up Paddleboardsurfing are dangerous and the more you know about keeping you and others safe, the better surfer you will be. 


In this clinic, you will learn about or have instruction on:


Introduction to Surfing & SUP Surfing
Surfers vs. SUP Surfers

General Surf Lingo:

  Hang 10

  Line-Up

  Peak

  Kook

  Snake

  Inside

  Goofy

  Regular

  Right

  Left

  Dropping In

  Right of Way

Waiting for the Wave
Positioning & Angling
Taking the Wave
Using the Paddle in the Wave
Avoiding Swim Areas
Avoiding your Board
Avoiding Hitting others with your Board!
Surf Etiquette!
Types of Waves (A-frame, Rights, Lefts, Wind Waves, Closeouts)
Types of Wind (Onshore/Offshore/Crosswinds)

Swell? Gee, that's Swell! What is a Swell?
Tides (Low, High, Mid, Ebb, Flow, Rip)
Breaks (Beach, Point, Reef)
Dangerous Conditions
Preferable Conditions
Paddle Out Zones
Impact Zones


RATES:

$15 pp - 9+ persons

$25 pp - 6-8 persons

$35 pp - 3-5 persons

$55 pp - Semi-Private

$95 pp - Private

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SUP SURF & OCEAN SAFETY PRESENTATION
Indoors or Outdoors at one of our locations or at your location.

Some of you already play in the ocean and might surf a longboard, shortboard, bodyboard, kayak, handplane or your body in the waves, but if you haven't been in a wave on a stand up paddleboard, it's a different breed altogether. Stand Up Paddleboards are considered a watercraft by the U.S. Coastguard. You will learn general surf terminology and safety & techniques regarding subjects such as what to do when you are caught on the inside or if you are in a rip current. You will also learn surf etiquette and technique such as who has the right of way on a wave and what is a line-up, peak, snake and cook. It is very important to learn ocean safety techniques before you are thrown out into a line-up in the waves. SUP boards are becoming more prominent and they are deadly weapons, so we feel it is imperative to share all the knowledge we have with the large numbers of new stand up paddlers who enter the ocean. This presentation is aimed primarily to educate you on the safe use of your watercraft in the ocean, but is also valuable for new surfers who use other equipment to ride waves. If your children are venturing out to ride waves, it will be important for them to take this course as well. In addition to learning great stuff at our clinic, it is a fabulous opportunity to meet other Stand Up Paddleboarders, Surfers & SUP Surfers from the area with whom you can meet up with at a later date. A social event for like-minded watergoers. 

You will learn about or have instruction on:
Introduction to SUP Surfing
Surfers vs. SUP Surfers
Waiting for the Wave
Definition of Line-Up
Positioning in Line-Up
Angling in Line-Up
Taking the Wave
Right of Way on the Wave
Using the Paddle
Avoiding Swim Areas
Avoiding your Board
Avoiding Hitting others with your Board!
Surf Etiquette!
Types of Waves (A-frame, Rights, Lefts, Wind Waves, Swell)
Types of Wind (Onshore/Offshore/Crosswinds) (We all love Whitewater, right?)
Swell? Gee, that's Swell!  What is a Swell?
Tides (Low, High, Mid, Ebb, Flow, Rip)
Breaks (Beach, Point, Reef)
Dangerous Conditions
Preferable Conditions
Paddle Out Zones
Impact Zones
Closeouts

MEMBERS:
$  5 pp - Group Presentation
$35 pp - Group Presentation w/ Paint Night at MacMurray Designs, Rte 53, Hanover, MA
NON-MEMBERS:
$15 pp - Group Presentation

CORPORATE:
$75 for as many employees or guests as you would like at one of our locations or at your location in the Greater Boston area. An additional $2 per mile round-trip outside of the Greater Boston area.
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Group 9+ Ocean Safety Clinic

$15.00

Group 3-5 Ocean Safety Clinic

$35.00

Private Ocean Safety Clinic

$95.00

Group 6-8 Ocean Safety Clinic

$25.00

Group Semi-Private Ocean Safety Clinic

$55.00