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Summit Sports Paddlerama

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What is the Summit Sports Paddlerama? 

Paddlerama is a little bit of everything; a SUP yoga class, a kayak and SUP demo, and a chance to take something you like home. At Paddlerama, Summit Sports will be bringing over 60 models of SUPs and kayaks to help you find the one that best suits your needs. 

 

Grab a great deal on SUPs and Kayaks!

You can purchase a paddleboard or kayak at deeply discounted prices and take it home that day, or arrange for pickup later at one of our stores. We will be offering up to 70% offour demo kayaks and SUPs at this event, so get yours before it is gone! View the inventory

 

Enter to win cool prizes!

Anyone attending OABI will have the opportunity to win everything from gift cards and Yeti products to a full paddleboard package. So make sure to stop by the Summit Sports tents and enter to win!

 

How much does Paddlerama cost?

Paddlerama is absolutely free as long as you purchase a Tito's Beach Party or racer ticket. All you will need to do is fill out a waiver, get fitted with a life jacket and paddle, and have fun! 

 

Stop by Summit Sports in Bloomfield Hills or Don Thomas Sporthaus in Birmingham for more info, and even purchase advance tickets while there!

 

GREAT LAKES SURF SHOP FOIL CLINIC:

Foil boarding has taken off literally! The feeling of hovering or levitating 3 feet above the water silently, is no doubt one of the biggest rushes you will ever experience! There are many disciplines to foiling. Kitefoiling, Windfoiling, Wakefoiling, SUP Surf Foiling and Surf Foiling. But trying to foil in any of these disciplines without learning to foil behind a boat or jetski can be frustrating, challenging and take days or weeks to figure out. Our system simplifies and accelerates you’re learning curve by focusing only on the board skills.

 

Once you learn foiling, then taking that to any discipline is much easier and safer! The right introduction to foilboarding is crucial to your progression. Once you managed to foil for a few meters , THIS IS IT! Your muscle memory will be in place and you can start reproducing the same movement comfortably on your own in any discipline!

Great Lakes Surf Shop has spent hours and hours learning and testing different manufacturer’s foil’s ( Go Foil, Naish and Slingshot ). Which means we will be utilizing the easiest Foil to get up as a beginner. 

 

Foil Clinic Info:

Price: $65 per person 

3 people per session on boat observing and switching off in a 45 min session. 

We include helmet and life jacket, boards and a few different Foils depending on riders weight and experience. 

 

Sign up now to experience what we call the "magic carpet ride." 

FRIDAY CLINIC WITH LARRY CAIN:

Paddle Monster Advanced Paddle Technique Clinic with Olympic Gold Medalist Larry Cain

This intensive training session includes water and dry-land time along with personal critique and analysis. There are only 10 spots available and there is a lot of interest, so if you want in, register ASAP!

Agenda:

• Paddle stroke theory – dryland session featuring full explanation of theory behind effective paddling

and Larry’s 5 fundamentals of the paddle stroke

• Video of clinic participants while coaching on water

• Water session in which Larry works with participants one on one and in small groups

• Use of advanced GPS technology to acquire a “stroke profile” for each participant

• Useful technique drills and exercises in small group session

• Q&A

SATURDAY CLINIC WITH LARRY CAIN:

The 5 Fundamentals of Effective Paddling Technique presented by Paddle Monster and Larry Cain

An introduction to the 5 fundamentals of effective paddling technique used by the best professional racers.  What you'll find is that everyone attempts to do the fundamentals things in technique, but execute them in a highly personalized way the makes the most sense for their unique anthropomettric measurements (body type) and fitness strengths and weaknesses.  Larry will explain each of the fundamentals - the what, why and how of each - and share drills with participants that will help them learn to execute each fundamental better and in the process improve their technique and ability to move their board effectively.   He'll take a look at each paddler and suggest which drills they should focus on in priority order moving forward.  

 

We'll have a draw for a video analysis and then film and do the analysis with the entire group as a learning exercise so participants can learn what to look for in terms of the fundamentals and do an effective self-critique of their technique if they wish.

SUP YOGA WITH CINDA FROM EVOLVE YOGA:

 

Practice SUP Yoga out in nature on Belle Isle! This is a special opportunity to see how magical and peaceful practicing yoga out on the water is. 

 

Water can be so like our lives, sometimes turbulent and rough and sometimes calm and soothing. Once we learn to go with the flow, life gets easier to navigate through. 

 

Practicing yoga on a board in the water can definitely give you a challenge, but these classes are for ALL levels, beginner to advanced. You don't even need to have taken yoga before. 

 

Included in the SUP Yoga session is a SUP board, life jacket, paddle and SUP anchor.

 

Sign up for one of 4 time slots, $20 pre-register, $25 on-site.

 

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

 

Cinda Lark, E-RYT200, E-RYT500, 800, owns Evolve Yoga in Keego Harbor. She has been teaching SUP Yoga on Michigan waters for the past 6 years and loves to share the experience as well as all the laughter and joy!