Hello Westcoastpaddlers - I'm a long time lurker, but this is my first post! How fun is that? I'm just trying to get the word out that Oscar Chalupsky, 12 time Molokai World Championships Surfski title winner (FYI - he's also half of Epic Kayaks, along with business partner 2 x Olympic Gold medalist Greg Barton) will be teaching 2 forward stroke clinics Saturday June 6th in Victoria. Location: Gyro Park, Cadboro Bay, Victoria - there is ample parking, as well as change rooms and public washrooms on site, and a pub and coffee shop close by. Time: Saturday June 6th 2015. 2 clinics are being offered. the first Clinic will be 9AM - 12PM. Second clinic is 1PM - 4PM. Cost: $100 per clinic To my knowledge this is the first time that Oscar will be teaching on Vancouver Island. Don't miss this opportunity to receive truly world class instruction from one of the greatest paddlers of all time! Class size is limited to 12 students per clinic. To sign up email Alex Matthews (that's me) at firstname.lastname@example.org The plan is to try and fill the first clinic (9AM-12PM) with surf ski paddlers, and keep the second clinic for sea kayakers. Although the content and concepts that Oscar teaches won't vary much, and the drills will be consistent, and a mix of skis and kayaks works just fine, I just think that it would be fun to try and motivate the small local surf ski crowd to get out together! Book early to avoid missing out. FYI This is an awesome clinic for sea kayakers or anyone who wants to increase their efficiency paddling forward. I went over to Vancouver to do a clinic with him 2 years ago and got a TON out of it, so when I heard that he was coming back to Deep Cove, I decided that I should try and get him over to the Island. It's a rare opportunity to get this level of coaching - Oscar does a lot of teaching and so he really has his clinics dialled and teaches a lot of very cool drills for improving your forward stroke. Highly recommended!