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michele & maggie

we offer the following live coaching

Technique Coaching

Get  faster by improving how you move! The Paddle California Method will help you paddle faster, with less effort.


Learn efficient paddling technique and skills in a fun, group environment.

Downwind Skills

The best part of surfski is going downwind! Gain confidence with better skills. Let us show you how.

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Our #1 Goal Is To Help You Achieve Yours.


Our Certified Coaches have over a decade of coaching paddlers from Beginner level all the way through to Elite.

100% Guaranteed

We guarantee you will improve using our proven coaching methods.

Paddling Styles

Our coaches are experienced in flat-water and ocean paddling technique.

technique coaching

Paddling Technique is the single most important factor contributing to you paddling


personal coaching session


personal coaching + Video


group workshop

downwind skills coaching


downwind skills


downwind in a double


downwind workshop

paddling workshops

Our workshops suit all paddler ability levels.
Come and enjoy a few hours of learning in a fun and relaxed environment.

All workshops include:

technique essentials

Paddling technique is complex. Our proven teaching method willl have you paddling efficiently in no time!

boat & paddle setup

Optimum ergonomics will result in less injury, and a more effective paddling stroke!

water safety

Being out on the ocean requires you to be responsible. We will show you the guidelines to help ensure best practices for everyone's enjoyment.

training tips & info

Between instruction, we have time to chat about training methods, race strategy, training and race nutrition & hydration.

downwind skills

We will demystify this art, and teach you our fundamentals of downwind skill.

paddling questions

Now is your chance to get all your paddling questions answered by experts!

upcoming workshops

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Don't take our word for it

The downwind clinic on a double surfski with Michele was amazing! We paddled the viento run and I learned so much in that hour. I am lucky to live in Hood River but professional clinics are hard to come by. To be able to paddle with Michele and get advice while downwinding was so helpful. The following day, while downwinding with friends, I was much faster but more relaxed, not working as hard and catching more waves. Thanks Michele!
Karen Sceva
Downwind Enthusiast
I’m an outrigger and SUP paddler making the transition into surfski and took two flat water technique lessons earlier this year to ensure I started out on the right track. I was extremely happy with the experience and have been able to incorporate the skills from the sessions into my regular paddling regimen. I highly recommend the private sessions for any paddler seeking to learn from two professional and engaging coaches.
Matthew Chebatoris
SUP, OC1 & Ski Paddler
Michele and Maggie are so knowledgeable, patience and helpful. They went out of their way to help us get ready for an adventure race that included 41 miles of kayaking ( 2 newbies). They not only help us train but also helped us so much with tips and gear recommendations. Thank you ladies, that would have definitely not been possible without your help.
Paola German
Multisport Athlete
Was fortunate to get a last minute spot on a technique clinic with Michele and Maggie at the Gorge. Super useful session on land (Ivan Lawler Sledge) and on water despite the windy conditions. The session was useful for a wide range of paddler abilities, would definitely recommend it to beginner and intermediate paddlers. Useful technique drills and some gems of advice for improving. They even found ways to improve my near-perfect technique!!
adam giles
Adam Giles
Surfski Paddler

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