Mid vacation check-in [Surf Kayak Lesson]

Monday, 26 April 2010
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Surf Kayak Lesson

I’m currently on vacation but I couldn’t wait to check in and let you know about the amazing surf kayak lesson I took yesterday through Savannah Canoe & Kayak out of Tybee Island, Georgia.

Though I have surfed quite a bit in regular sea kayaks I had never been in a real surf kayak so I was anxious to give it a spin. If you have never tried a surf kayak before, generally speaking they look similar to a whitewater kayak but with sharper edges as well its designed to go faster. The sharp edges allow the boat to carve on the wave allowing you to move back and forth along the wave with greater precision then long boats.

I met Nigel Law who got me fitted into a Mega Bullitt which is good for wind waves as well as being pretty gentle for the beginner surfer (like me).

Conditions on Tybee Island that day were pretty good for learning. The wave height was about 2-3 feet but with 20 knot winds, I knew I was going to get a real arm beating paddling out into the surf.

I got trashed many, many times. Got sand in my ears but I had an awesome time and I think I found a new sport to sink more cash into.

I’m putting out the official notice to all surf kayak manufactures that I am very willing to take a free boat off your hands. I am even willing pay for shipping to get the new boat to my front door. Contact me and I can give you my shipping address.

Anyways, if you are looking for surfing lessons, give Savannah Canoe & Kayak a call. I had a great time. Nigel was very flexible (with the lesson plan) and very patient when working with a slow learner like myself. Also, the fact that he put me in what was basically a brand new glass surf boat rather than an old plastic beater won me over from the word go.

Also, I paid for the lesson so this recommendation doesn’t come with any strings attached.


I’m currently on vacation but I couldn’t wait to check in and let you know about the amazing surf kayak lesson I took yesterday through Savannah Canoe & Kayak out of Tybee Island, Georgia.
Though I have surfed quite a bit in regular sea kayaks I had never been in a real surf kayak so I was anxious to give it a spin. If you have never tried a surf kayak before, generally speaking they look similar to a whitewater kayak but with sharper edges as well its designed to go faster. The sharp edges allow the boat to carve on the wave allowing you to move back and forth along the wave with greater precision then long boats.
I met Nigel Law who got me fitted into a Mega Bullitt which is good for wind waves as well as being pretty gentle for the beginner surfer (like me).
Conditions on Tybee Island that day were pretty good for learning. The wave height was about 2-3 feet but with 20 knot winds, I knew I was going to get a real arm beating paddling out into the surf.
I got trashed many, many times. Got sand in my ears but I had an awesome time and I think I found a new sport to sink more cash into.
I’m putting out the official notice to all surf kayak manufactures that I am very willing to take a free boat off your hands. I am even willing pay for shipping to get the new boat to my front door. Contact me and I can give you my shipping address.
Anyways, if you are looking for surfing lessons, give Savannah Canoe & Kayak a call. I had a great time. Nigel was very flexible (with the lesson plan) and very patient when working with a slow learner like myself. Also, the fact that he put me in what was basically a brand new glass surf boat rather than an old plastic beater won me over from the word go.
Also, I paid for the lesson so this recommendation doesn’t come with any strings attached.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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