Clinic with Sean Rice

PaddleLife is back in Canada soon and they can’t wait!

PaddleLife, along with the support of its sponsors, presents, The PaddleLife World Tour 2017!CSC 2017 Workshop Poster

An extensive tour of the world dedicated to spreading the sport and lifestyle of surfski paddling to as many people as possible with some awesome events and workshops lined up.


All workshops are conducted by international surfski champion, Sean Rice. Sean is an extremely experienced surfski coach and conducts his workshops in a friendly and relaxed manner. Each paddler will come away with a whole new field of surfski knowledge and will experience an unforgettable day on the water with one of the best in the sport.

PaddleLife prides itself on offering a high quality learning experience. All workshops are limited to a small group of participants to ensure everyone gets one-on-one experience. Each workshop is adjusted accordingly to suit the level and speed of the group. This workshop will be full day and consists of land based theory and water-based drills. The workshop is suitable for ALL levels.

Break down of the days activities:

09:00 coffee and light snacks

09:15-12:00 Session 1 ( Stroke Technique, optimum equipment set up and stability work etc)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Session 2 (Downwind, open water paddling techniques and practice)

Topics covered in the workshop:

  • Setting up and optimising your Surfski to suit you
  • Paddle Stroke Technique for Surfski
  • Run riding, downwind and surf skills
  • Stability drills and techniques
  • Boat control and handing techniques
  • Remounting and safety on the water
  • Getting the most out of your paddling
  • Training tips and information
  • Training motivation
  • Nutrition
  • Racing “tricks of the trade”
  • Pre and post race/event preparation

& much more!

After the workshop, there will time for more “surfski chat”.  Sean can cover any topic you like and encourage questions!

If you do not have access to a surfski or paddle etc, please let PaddleLife know and they will do our best to bring along extra gear or arrange rentals for you to use!

If you have been paddling for years and need to get the final touches to your paddling skills or just interested in getting more involved then this workshop is for you!

This workshop is not to be missed!  Any level of paddler will benefit from attending the workshop and will have a day of FUN and a super learning experience! We look forward to seeing you!


Please note: 

Safety – all safety equipment is required: a PFD and a leg leash is compulsory

Please bring your own surfski and paddle (If you do not have these, please contact us and we will see what we can do!)

If you have any questions regarding anything to do with the above workshop or just anything to do with surfski paddling – contact Sean directly