Advanced Camp

Women's advanced race and downwind camp

Next dates: March 16-20, 2020  

**April, May June 2020 Camp Dates will be announced in September once race schedules are posted by organizers.**

What makes advanced camp different? 

We will focus on doing repeat down wind runs. While we will still spend time on learning about training for surfing, most of our time will be spent finding the best locations to practice surfing.

This is a rigorous camp for experienced OC1 paddlers. You’re an athlete, you already race OC1, and you might even be thinking about racing in Hawaii. 

This camp is for you if:

  • Paddling is a major part of your lifestyle and you train regularly

  • You have been to a camp with me before

  • You are a veteran paddler 
  • You have ambition to race in Hawaii and want support getting there

  • You are ready to paddle up to two downwind runs in a day

Several past advanced camp attendees have gone on to race Maui to Molokai, Kauai World Challenge, Kaiwi Channel Relay and Kaiwi Channel Solo. Others, have not raced in Hawaii but continue to go on down wind runs at home or race in the local scene at home.

Train to surf

You know that training to surf in a focused environment with a coach to help you identify what you are doing well and what you can be doing differently to be more efficient and get more boat speed is the fastest way to learn.

We will build your skill set so you can train smarter, race faster, and have more fun. You’ll get better at choosing when to power up and when to relax. You’ll start to feel the ocean more, and learn to judge what to go after.

We break down the skills you need as an athlete, and the skills you need to surf. You’ll go home with specific drills and new training ideas to add to your program. It’s both a mental and a physical approach.

The benefits of doing a five-day immersion are that you develop the whole picture of yourself as a paddling athlete.  Confusion and doubts about how you are training and what you should be working on will be cleared up.

We only work with a maximum of four paddlers to one coach so that you get a lot of personal time with the coach, while still allowing time for you to integrate what you are learning.

Throughout the five-day camp, we will weave these themes

  • How to train to surf

  • Reading the water and learning to surf 

  • Ocean safety and confidence in bigger water

  • Developing explosive power

  • Ideal stroke rating

Read below for camp details and registration form

Pic of Lene Larsen from Hong Kong doing her first M2M after her second camp with HPC.

Structure and logistics of the camp


We are based out of Kailua, Oahu, but will drive to wherever the best down wind conditions are. 


Please fill out the application form at the bottom of this page so I can review and we can determine if this camp is a fit for you. I’ll reach out to you once I’ve reviewed your form.


Canoes are provided for use during camp hours.  Currently we are using Pueo Gen I, Gen II, and Kikaha OC2 (Kamanu Composites latest craft). We use the OC2 as a coaching and teaching tool and everyone will rotate through the OC2. 

Over five days there will be seven to ten on the water sessions ranging from one to three hours. There will be one dry land session covering technique, training and surf theory. This breaks down into:

  • 4 full days with morning and afternoon sessions (water or land) with a break for lunch.

  • 1 half day session

Camp Cost

$900 excluding tax.  Camp fee includes coaching, canoes, safety officer, video and review of video including training details and personalized items to work on when you return home. 

Extra cost

  • A shuttle driven downwind run - cost $10 per person. 


On days with double sessions, you will need to bring your lunch. We will provide a cooler for your lunch, and water to refill your hydration packs.

Paddlers Equipment

Bring your own paddle, paddling clothes and hydration pack. 


You will need to plan your own accommodation. Highly recommend the Windward side of Oahu, as this will be our base. Below are two resources for finding a place to stay. When searching for house rentals in Kailua use Zip Code 96734 


You’ll need to be able to get yourself to the daily launch location. We suggest renting a car. On occasion we might ask to use your car to move canoes around. If you are renting a car please rent a car suitable for putting boats on the roof. We will provide you with details.

It's important to us that we provide you with a great service and that our camp is suitable for you. Please fill out the below application form and we'll reivew it and get back to you. Thank you for your interest!