Learn to Surf Ski for Fitness and Adventure

Our learn to Surf Ski and Ocean Kayak course is designed to give you the fundamental skills necessary to start surf ski paddling and develop efficient stroke technique. Learn and improve your paddling skills on our fleet of Epic Surf Skis - V5, V7, V8, V8 Pro and V10 Sport.

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THE Learn to Surf Ski COURSE

Learn to Surf Ski and Ocean Kayak Courses are held for 3 hours at our Training & Hire Centre at Sandringham - these are private classes so let us know when it is convenient for you. Most available sessions will be mid-week, but let us know if you can only attend on weekends. In the summer early morning and evening sessions are available.. 

  • Surf Ski design

  • Choosing the right Surf Ski

  • Choosing the right paddle and accessories

  • Correct seating position

  • Efficient forward paddling techniques

  • Efficient methods of steering your surf ski

  • Avoiding capsize, low support strokes

  • Self rescues

  • Launching and landing

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Weather interpretation - effects of tides and wind

  • Communication

*Note that participants must be able to swim 200m unaided.


  • $180 per person in a Private Tuition class one-on-one. Discounts for your small group of 2 or 3.

  • Epic Surf Ski and accessories, safety gear and paddling jacket

  • One hour complementary surf ski hire (valid for six months) so you can come back and practise your skills

You can also get your own group of 4 to 6 together and we will schedule a class for you - midweek or some weekends possible.

You can also undertake a private training program of 5x 2 hour sessions for $500, which also includes an hour's complimentary hire following each session to consolidate your skills.

Email us or phone first to organise a date, your program is confirmed upon payment.

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6 Reasons to Enrol

  • Become a faster and more efficient paddler. Good instruction means you can gain skills in a day that would take a lot longer to gain on your own.

  • Fun, fun, fun. Good skills means you can have more fun on the water.

  • Increase your confidence with the ability to competently paddle and self rescue.

  • Start with good habits and avoid having to get rid of bad habits later on.

  • Learning to paddle within a group is a supportive and fun environment in which to learn.

  • Some stuff is just to hard to learn from books - we believe in “learning by doing”


Had a great day with Rohan and Steve, two of the best instructors ever and they are nice guys as well. This is a fantastic sport that really needs expert tuition and this the only place to get it. The best selection of kayaks to learn in and try out and the location is perfect for all weather conditions with constant supervision and tech tips from Steve and Rohan. If you are thinking about taking up this sport then give Rohan a call and do this course!

- Mark