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Gorge Downwind Champs 2022 - Surfski Paddling Downwind Workshop July 13th - Afternoon

Gorge Downwind Champs 2022 - Surfski Paddling Downwind Workshop July 13th - Afternoon

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Whether you are a novice or seasoned paddler, there is always something to learn. The sessions will be informative and interactive, in a fun, group environment, where you can learn from your fellow paddlers as well experienced coaches.

The 90 minute session will cover Downwind Paddling - how to read the water, decision-making, and move well!
We will do a Home Valley run together, with frequent stops for feedback, questions and personal coaching. 

Please note, you will need to have access to the shuttle, your own boat and safety gear. You MUST be able to remount in any conditions.


We do not offer refunds, but can you defer you to another year / event. If you are unable to make it to the Gorge Downwind Champs event, please reach out and we can try and accomdate your request. Please note, we tend to sell out on coaching events, and if you cancel, we would have had to turn away paddlers.


If we do not get enough wind to run the downwind part of the workshop, we might defer to another day to allow for optimal learning.


You need to have your own boat and safety gear. Unless this is a novice intro session, we expect you to be able to self-rescue, and remount your boat in any conditions.

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About Michele Eray

One of the few multi-discipline paddlers to have succeeded on the world stage in Canoe Sprint (Olympic finalist), Canoe Marathon (World Medalist), Surfski (World Champion), Surf Lifesaving (World Medalist) plus winner of mulitple River races, Michele brings over 2 decades of first hand athletic experience at the very top.

Over the past 15 years Michele has coached athletes to World Championship medals, and was also team USA Olympic Coach in 2016. A life-long learner and curious mind, she is currently completing her MSc in Sports Performance Coaching.

About Maggie Hogan

Maggie is a multi-sport specialist! Maggie has over 40 National titles across many sports and represented the USA in 24 World Championships in 5 sports.

Getting her start as a collegiate D1 swimmer, Maggie completed her athletic career in Canoe Sprint where she won multple medals at World Cups and World Championships.

She competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in the brutal Womens K1 500m.

Maggie brings a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to her coaching and has a knack for making the complicated paddle stroke a simple and easy thing to understand.