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SDSL Sport

SDSL Sport is a unique event combining surf camaraderie and coaching. We offer two sessions, one designed for the beginner/novice who is brand new to surfing or just getting comfortable with their surfing. The second is the intermediate/advanced session for those looking to refine and hone their specific skills (see more below). Fulcrum Surf coaches will be in the water offering critique, advice and direction.

All events will be listed on the Event Calender and announced by email and on our Facebook page. These sessions fill up fast so don't wait to register!

Ability Levels

Below are some general definitions to help surfers determine the level Sport session suitable for their abilities. Our experienced coaches from Fulcrum can also assist determining your abilities during Sport events. All participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in the ocean. You are required to have your own surfboard for all sessions, and a smile.

Beginner/Novice (scheduled every other month)

This session is held for members brand new to surfing, or are a novice. Part of the session will be spent on the grass/sand practicing pop ups, learning about safety and surf etiquette, as well as answering any questions the new surfer always wanted to know but was afraid to ask. Then, it's into the water we go, where our coaches will help with paddling and getting you into waves! Expect a super fun time with Fulcrum's great coaches. This session is also designed for the less experienced surfer who has some proficiency in the water, including paddling to the outside, popping up and catching less than 50% of her own waves.  If you are looking for assistance with paddling technique, turtle rolling, reading and catching more waves, learning to turn, correct stance position, surf etiquette and safety, this is a great opportunity to solidify the basics.

Intermediate/Advanced (scheduled every other month)

This session is designed for the more experienced surfer who effectively catches her own waves, turns/carves in either direction, can surf comfortably in any line up and wants to focus on more advanced techniques such as nose riding, cutbacks, bigger waves, positioning, longboard to shortboard transitioning, duck diving, etc. Knowledge of surf etiquette is a must.

Session Details:

Each Sport session is $10 per member. $35 for non members. Regular sessions are limited to 10 participants.

Sport Payment/Cancellation policy:

Payment must be received within 48 hours to secure your spot. PayPal is the only payment method and will secure your spot immediately. No payments will be accepted the day of the event.

All fees are non refundable. If a member cancels and the event coordinator can find a replacement, the member’s $10 fee will be applied as a credit to another session within the same calendar year. If not, the fee will not be credited.

If a member cancels within 48 hours of the session, the fee will not be credited. If the event coordinator and coach cancel the session due to high pollution and/or inclement weather, all fees will be credited towards a future session. Those members will have first right of refusal for the make up session. If they can’t attend the make up, their credit will be applied to a future session within the same calendar year.

If a member cancels due to conditions, the same 48 hour cancellation rules apply as above.

Members should contact the event coordinator through a private Facebook message or email if they need to cancel. Session fees are non-transferable to another member and the event coordinator is responsible for finding a replacement. The replacement member is required to pay the $10 session fee. PayPal instructions are available when registering for the event.

Since attendance is limited, please be respectful of other members that want to participate and refrain from signing up for both beginner and intermediate/advanced sessions multiple times in a row. If you need help choosing which session is best for you, contact the coordinator and she'll be able to help you decide or ask the coach to assess your skills.

Questions? Contact Andrea through email or on Facebook.
See you in the water!

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