Tipping without Flipping

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The best roll is the one that never had to happen!  Having a roll is great, but not capsizing in the first place is even better.  Alder Creek has expanded and improved one of its most popular classes.  Every paddler on the water should take this class. Edging and Bracing are crucial skills for paddlers of all levels. Tipping without Flipping will have you improving balance, edging, and learning to keep your cool if you ever tip over.  It is also a critical building block on the way to a solid roll.  We run the Tipping without Flipping class in Oregon’s largest wave pool!  Put your new skills straight to use.  We start off slow building the fundamentals and by the end you’re carving up the waves and surfing in STYLE.    

Clackamas, OR, United States

-Body Position

-Wet exits


-Hip snaps

-Low brace

-High brace

-Inside carving turns


We meet at 7:00pm at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park.
7300 SE Harmony Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
*Meet us inside (pool side) changed into swim wear and ready to go.

Customers have the option to use their own gear with approval.  Boats need to be under 10 feet in length 

If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed.

What to bring to the pool:

  • Retention device for your glasses(i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc) Synthetic top (thermal underwear)

  • Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
  • Towel

  • Change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • Nose plugs
  • Swim goggles
  • Synthetic Top
  • Footwear
  • Camera

We supply all gear needed. You can bring your personal gear as well.

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!

If your coach / guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation.  While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Clackamas, OR, United States