2017 is here, which means Ladies Night is back! It’s just 11 weeks until the first evening – 30th March. We can’t wait to see some familiar and new faces heading out on the water with us.
This winter it’s not just the Accelerated Instructor Trainees who’ve been completing Paddle Boarding Instructor training – the office crew (Myself, Rose & Rosie) have been working towards the qualification too.
We’ve been squeezing in as many sessions around work as we can, donning wetsuits at 7am, braving the cold and practicing our skills. We hit up Sandbanks on Saturday (7th January) for our most epic paddle yet and this morning (Wednesday 11th January) took advantage of the calm before the storm on Swanage beach.
Rosie talks us through Saturday’s adventures…
“We worked on shifting our weight on the board, leading swiftly onto practising ‘Step-back-turns’. This involves taking a big step back to lift the nose of the board and using sweep strokes to pivot the board on the spot. Suffice to say there was a lot of falling in!
“This morning was an early start but even without my usual caffeine boost I was pumped to get on the water and help Rosie, Rose and Phoebe work on their paddle boarding skills.