Downwind Skills Workshops-Gorge


Join 2016 US Olympic Coach & SurfSki World Champion Michele Eray, & 2016 Olympian and multiple time Team USA paddler/surf life saver Maggie Hogan on a 2 hour adventure into the world of Downwind Paddling.

The workshops are aimed at all levels of paddler wanting to learn something new about going downwind with less effort!
Topics include: 
Optimal Paddling Technique
Reading the Conditions
Catching Runs 
Less Effort for More Fun!

Paddle California is also offering the opportunity to do a DOWNWIND IN A DOUBLE SKI.
We will be in the new Nelo 600 double ski, which offers steering in both the back and the front, giving you the chance to be in the driver's seat, and get a great view of what runs you should be choosing!
These will be offered all days from 11am (depending on wind).
Cost: $150 per person.

What others are saying:

"Over the years, Michele Eray has established herself in a league of her own when it comes to both downwind surfing and coaching.

She has both been to the Olympics and coached Maggie Hogan who just qualified for RIO. This on top of her second to none surfing ability puts her in the unique spot of possibly being the most qualified Surfski coach on the planet."

Carter Johnson - Race Director & Downwind Legend

July 17-21st from 1-3pm.

* If Race Day falls on the 21st,we will swop that Workshop to Saturday.
* We will try group paddlers to ability level.
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MAGGIE HOGAN has represented her country at 23 World Championships across 5 different paddling sports, making her one of the most capable multi-discipline athletes in the US.

Her current mission of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has been a success and a fantastic culmination of an impressive career.

A Pan-American and Canoe Sprint World Championship medalist, and Olympian, Maggie has proven herself on the international stage.

With a background in business (MBA and a degree in Bio-Psychology) as well as her impressive paddling skill set, Maggie brings balance to the Paddle California coaching group.

Since achieving an Olympic Final in 2008, MICHELE ERAY has spent the last 8 years travelling the world in search of challenging surfski races and beautiful places. Mixing it up to stay fresh, she has won World Championships medals in 5 paddling sports, culminating in winning the ICF SurfSki World Champs in 2013. Her background in sports therapy (BSc (Hons) Biokinetics) and coaching (ICF Level 3) led her to the US and a role with USA Canoe Kayak as High Performance Director. In the beginning of  2016, she turned her focus to coaching, and in August went on to become Team USA 2016 Olympic Coach. Her coaching philosophy involves trying to get the most out of her athletes while teaching them to maximize their abilities, and spreading the stoke of paddle sports across the globe.


Jul 17 to Jul 22, 2017


Hood River, OR