"River SUP surfing is surfing in its own right, every bit as fun and exciting as ocean surfing... ”
We hook up with Sturgeon SUP Surf guru Brad Friesen out of Winnipeg to bring you a comprehensive 3 day weekend River SUP and Surf course! Surf fun is our focus but we also review the theory and skills for safely handling a SUP in Class 1 and 2 rivers, and work on solidifying your fundamental river skills to set you up for greater success. And then we turn our attention to our main focus - fun, fun , fun while running and surfing standing river waves! As always, a key aspect of any river course is hazard and safety awareness, self-rescue skills, river reading and decision-making and we address these throughout all aspects of weekend course.
If you have completed our River 1 course or equivalent, then you are ready to take it to the next level on our Sturgeon Falls weekend course.
If you've ever wanted to learn to surf standing river waves, or if you want to improve your river surf skills at a truly world class site, then this is the course for you!
Please note that the course does not include personal clothing or gear, food, or travel – please see our Gear and Clothing tab.
Course Cancellation: It is rare that we cancel a session due to weather considerations however we will do so if, in our judgement, the conditions are dangerous or are likely to present a poor learning environment.
We will meet Friday morning at Cook's Campground near Elma, Manitoba - See Map.
Course start time: 9am. Please arrive about 15 minutes early, so that you are unloaded, changed, and ready to begin at the start time. Arriving late will cut into your instructional time, and that of others on the course.
We suggest that you bring high energy snacks and drink with you. On cool days we especially recommend bringing a thermos with a hot drink.