Adventure Sports - Summer 2017

NESS Adventure Sports classes offer a variety of week-long water activities. Our programs promote learning, exercise, and teamwork through outdoor, interactive fun. Programs offered include our extremely popular surfing programs, kayaking and snorkel classes, adventure fishing and combinations of water sports wrapped into one! Fishers Island Sound, with all of its islands, inlets and coves, is the perfect place for anglers to fish, paddlers to explore and surfers to find a clean little break. Students are guided through the program by our fully trained, certified and experienced staff members. The adaptability of weekly programs allows for students of different skill levels to be equally challenged and engaged through a variety of new experiences. Our Instructors are ARC Waterfront Lifeguards, with First Aid/CPR/AED, NSSIA certified surf instructors, ACA certified kayakers and have strong backgrounds in surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUPing), windsurfing, boogie boarding and fishing.  

Students and Instructors use NESS powerboats to gain access to:

  • Unique destinations throughout Fishers Island Sound
  • Choose surf breaks and destinations based on tide, wind currents and wave conditions
  • Investigate different fishing grounds
  • Instructors/Boat Drivers have their USCG Captains License

Some Basics

  1. Classes are held RAIN or SHINE!
  2. Swim checks are required for all programs and are conducted during class time.
  3. NESS surf boards, kayaks, SUPs, windsurf boards and boogie boards will be provided for use in these classes (lost or damaged NESS equipment will be billed to parents).
  4. NESS can provide some equipment, however, a personal lifejacket, wetsuit, and snorkel gear are encouraged for comfort and best fit.
  5. Lost or damaged NESS equipment will be billed to parents.
  6. Students are recommended to bring their own fishing rods for the fishing weeks. Some NESS rods are available, please call to inquire.
  7. Students should come prepared each day to get wet!
  8. Class maximums have been designed for teaching effectiveness and boating safety.
  9. Programs have been designed for students to have an active adventure on the water every day. Student should feel comfortable with being on and in the water.
  10. Adventure Sports Junior Instructor positions are available for some classes; ages 16+. See the NESS website for more information on NESS internship opportunities.
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