Surfing & Playboating Membership Package

Overview

The Chutes, easily accessible from Angler's lot, is one of the very best park-and-play paddling spots in the world. You can have a lot of fun on the Potomac in a river-running kayak, but a whole new world of jaw-dropping paddling stunts opens up when you hit the chutes in a playboat! Not only will you wow yourself with your new acrobatics and surfing skills, but your river-running skills will undoubtedly improve as your playboating advances. Playboating trains you to react faster, to separate your upper and lower body more readily, and provides constant opportunities to practice your roll! Not to mention, nothing quite compares to that magic moment when you catch a wave...As a member you'll get up to two full years to take your classes at your own pace, and you get a 10% annual dividend on all purchases at our two retail stores! See below for details and individual course descriptions.

Prerequisites: Completion of our Beginner Whitewater Membership Package or similar skills and abilities. Also, students must provide their own playboating equipment.

Surfing & Playboating Course Descriptions

Advanced Rolling

This three-hour course focuses on learning the best rolls for playboating, which you may find surprisingly different from the C-to-C style we teach for river running! You will learn the back-deck roll and hand roll so that you're ready for whatever the chutes throw at you! Expect three INTENSE hours of rolling instruction.

2019 Dates :

  • TBD

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 9:00 AM

Duration : 3 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

Prerequisites : Must provide your own gear including a playboat.

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Wave Surfing

It's no secret that surfing a wave is a magical, breathtaking experience that connects the surfer to the water like nothing else in nature. It is less known, however, that you can catch a river wave in a kayak! This challenging four-hour course will focus on surfing skills development. Learn wave anatomy and master the jet ferry technique for entering a wave and establishing a solid front surf quickly. Then move on to side surfing and back surfing - you may even get in a spin or two!

2019 Dates :

  • TBD

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 9:00 AM

Duration : 4 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

Prerequisites : Must provide your own gear including a playboat.

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Playboating

This four-hour course teaches you a completely new set of skills that form the foundation of playboating. Then you'll take those skills to moving water and learn how to stern squirt on an eddy line, "wind up" your bow, and maybe even cartwheel! Time to get vertical!

2019 Dates :

  • TBD

Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD

Time : 2:00 PM

Duration : 4 hours

Class Ratio : 5:1

Prerequisites : Must provide your own gear including a playboat.

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Completion of all 3 courses marks your "graduation" from the program. You have up to 2 full calendar years to complete your courses.