Classes

Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 (Oakland)
Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 (Sacramento)
Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 (HMB)
SUP 201 (Oakland)
SUP Full Moon Paddle ~ Lake Natoma
SUP Full Moon Paddle ~ Bring Your Own Board (BYOB)
Wednesday Eve SUP Social (Sacramento)
Pre-Race SUP Clinic (Sacramento)
SUP Circumnavigation Alameda Island



Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 (Oakland)    $79
                  
By now you've probably seen Stand Up Paddlers, seemingly walking on water! Check out this wonderful new sport! Give Stand Up Paddling a try in our introductory SUP class. SUPing has become incredibly popular in a few short years because it's so fun, easy, and another GREAT way to get on the water. (It's good for you, too.) No previous paddling or surfing experience is necessary. This 3-hour session in the sheltered water of the Oakland Estuary (launching from our dock at Jack London Square) will get you started, and you'll be cruising in style in no time. Our SUP boards are great for novices - great for rentals, too, once you've completed the class.
Start time: 9:00 am
Private lessons may be scheduled upon request; private instruction rates are $179 for 1 student, $129 per person for 2 students; $99 per person for 3 students. With 4 or more, normal rates apply. Limited to 5 persons maximum.
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Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Good physical condition is important to assure an enjoyable class; however, no previous SUP experience is necessary. The minimum age for the SUP 101 is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private lessons for children under 14 can be arranged upon request.

Upcoming Dates:
09/28/14     10/12/14    



Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 (Sacramento)    $79
                  
By now you've probably seen Stand Up Paddlers, seemingly walking on water! Check out this wonderful new sport! Give Stand Up Paddling a try in our introductory SUP class. SUPing has become incredibly popular in a few short years because it's so fun, easy, and another GREAT way to get on the water. (It's good for you, too.) No previous paddling or surfing experience is neccessary. This 3-hour session in the sheltered water of Lake Natoma will get you started, and you'll be crusing in style in no time. Our SUP boards are great for novices - great for rentals, too, once you've completed the class.
Start time: 10AM
Private lessons can be scheduled upon request; private instruction is $79/hour per person, limited to 5 persons maximum. (2 hours minimum for private sessions).
Accept Credit Cards

Prerequisites: Good physical condition is important to assure an enjoyable class; however, no previous SUP experience is necessary. The minimum age for the SUP 101 is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private lessons for children under 14 can be arranged upon request.

Upcoming Dates:
09/27/14     10/12/14    



Stand Up Paddleboarding 101 (Half Moon Bay)    $79
                  
By now you've probably seen Stand Up Paddlers, seemingly walking on water! Check out this wonderful new sport! Give Stand Up Paddling a try in our introductory SUP class. SUPing has become incredibly popular in a few short years because it's so fun, easy, and another GREAT way to get on the water. (It's good for you, too.) No previous paddling or surfing experience is necessary. This 3-hour session in the sheltered water of Pillar Point Harbor will get you started, and you'll be cruising in style in no time. Our SUP boards are great for novices - great for rentals, too, once you've completed the class.
Start time: 9AM
Private lessons may be scheduled upon request; private instruction rates are $179 for 1 student, $129 per person for 2 students; $99 per person for 3 students. With 4 or more, normal rates apply. Limited to 5 persons maximum.
Accept Credit Cards

Prerequisites: Good physical condition is important to assure an enjoyable class; however, no previous SUP experience is necessary. The minimum age for the SUP 101 is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private lessons for children under 14 can be arranged upon request.

Future Dates To Be Announced



SUP 201 (Oakland)    $79
                  
You've had some solid instruction in SUP and are now ready to develop the skills needed to paddle effectively in wind, waves and current! We'll review fundamental stroke technique, then get you practicing new moves that will have your board dancing on the water with maneuvers such as: nose rudder, cross-board draw, paddling in the surfer stance, and bracing strokes. As we paddle out into the Oakland Estuary, "blending strokes" becomes more natural while practicing upwind, downwind and cross wind paddling. It's all about moving your board where you want it, and having more fun while doing it!
Start time: 9:00 am
Private lessons can be scheduled upon request; private instruction is $79/hour per person, limited to 5 persons maximum. (2 hours minimum for private sessions).
Accept Credit Cards

Prerequisites: SUP 101, or equivalent training. Good physical condition is important to assure an enjoyable class; The minimum age for this class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Private lessons for children under 14 can be arranged upon request.

Upcoming Dates:
10/04/14     11/02/14    



SUP Full Moon Paddle ~ Lake Natoma    $39
                  
Join us for a relaxing paddle while we watch the moon rise over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Stars and moon shimmer with every dip of the paddle in the mirror like surface of the lake, as night herons, beaver, and paddlers become a part of the night sky. CCK has special permission from the State Park service allowing us to stay on the water after normal park hours. CCK provides all the paddling equipment.

If you want to participate and use your own board for a discounted rate; please sign up for the SUP Full Moon Paddle Natoma ~ With Your Own Board (BYOB)
CAUTION: In addition to purchasing a parking pass or annual Parks Pass, you will need to obtain an "After Hours Paddling Pass" from our guide or you will be ticketed by State Parks. No exceptions!

NOTE: SUP Moonlight Paddles launch at Willow Creek on Lake Natoma. Start times will differ as moon rise times and dates change, please PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR SPECIFIC START DATE and TIME:
START TIMES:
August 9 - 7:30 PM
September 6 - 6:30 PM
October 10 - 6:00 PM

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Prerequisites: SUP 101 (or equivalent) for all SUP participants; Trip not suitable for first timers Good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable trip.
Trips may be cancelled due to poor weather.

Upcoming Dates:
10/10/14    



SUP Full Moon Paddle ~ Natoma ~ W/ Your Own SUP    $15
                  
Sign up here for the Lake Natoma SUP Full Moon Paddle ONLY IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN Stand Up Paddleboard.
If you wish to use one of our boards, please sign up for the SUP Full Moon Paddle on Lake Natoma.

Please note that our job is to ensure the enjoyment and safety of the entire group. As such the following requirements have been instituted to make that possible.

~ You must sign up in advance and be listed on our roster in order to participate in this event, or you must bring a copy of your confirmation letter that is emailed to you upon booking a reservation.

~ Our guides are responsible for your safety and conduct while in the State Park after hours. All participants must stay with the group for the duration of the event.
~ You must obtain from our guide a "State Parks / After Hours Paddling Pass", failure to obtain and display this pass along side your State Park Parking Pass will result in a parking ticket being issued by the State Park!
~ You must return the 'After Hours Paddling Pass' after the completion of the paddle, this is a State Owned pass and unauthorized possession or use is prohibited by the State Park.

NOTE: Moonlight Paddles launch at Willow Creek on Lake Natoma. Start times will differ as moon rise times and dates change, please PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR SPECIFIC START DATE and TIME:
START TIMES:

START TIMES:
August 9 - 7:30 PM
September 6 - 6:30 PM
October 10 - 6:00 PM

Accept Credit Cards

Prerequisites: Your OWN Stand Up Paddle Board and Equipment are required for this trip. Completion of SUP 101 or equivalent experience are required to participate in this trip. This trip is niot suitable for first timers. Good physical condition (Ability to paddle at least 4 miles on 2 hours) is required to assure an enjoyable trip.
Trips may be cancelled due to poor weather; CCK will contact you if we decide to cancel

Upcoming Dates:
10/10/14    

 
 
 


Wednesday Evening SUP Social (Sacramento)    $29
                  
Let CCK help you get over the mid-week hump. Join CCK for a relaxing evening social paddle experience on a Stand Up Paddle Board. The great thing about SUP (Stand Up Paddling) is that you get a great, low impact work out without even knowing it is happening. Relax in the warm summer evening temperatures; meet new friends, pick up some great paddling tips and techniques. Don't let this summer pass you by sitting on the couch in you air conditioning. Cool off at the Lake on a SUP.
Join the paddle for only $10 with your own board and paddle!! ~ Bring cash and pay at the paddle
Location: Willow Creek on Lake Natoma
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Please arrive at least 15 min early. We are on the water by 6:15 PM. PLEASE BE ON TIME - IT IS IMPRACTICAL FOR THE GROUP TO WAIT FOR LATE ARRIVALS!
Prerequisites: In order to ensure safe group management and an enjoyable session for all participants, previous SUP experience or completion of our SUP 101 class are required. First time Stand Up Paddlers should sign up for our SUP 101 class, or first rent a SUP from California Canoe & Kayak at Willow Creek before joining the Social Paddle.

Upcoming Dates:
09/24/14    



Pre-Race SUP Clinic (Sacramento)    $49
                  
Are you into SUP racing? Want to learn work on your turns? Need to improve your close quarters paddle stroke? Come join us for a Pre-Race SUP tune up clinic. We will work on body position, engaging the core, stroke cadence, bow steering, cross-bow forward-strokes, and buoy turns. This two hour race primer will take you out of you normal paddle rut and put you on the right path for success in your next race. Weather you are new to racing & fitness or a seasoned racer you can benefit from this class.
LOCATION: Willow Creek on Lake Natoma
TIME: Varies with dates: See below for list of dates and times:
Clinic dates:
6/22/14 ~ 2:00pm. Clinic takes place at our Annual Paddlefest event. Free with Paddlefest entry, all others must sign up. (This class will take place at Nimbus Flats during Paddlefest; all other Pre-Race Clinics will take place at Willow Creek)

6/27/14; 6:00pm-8:00pm
7/11/14; 6:00pm-8:00pm
8/8/14; 6:00pm-8:00pm
9/19/14; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Prerequisites: You must have taken our SUP 101 and have recent paddling experience. Good physical condition is important to assure an enjoyable class! . This clinic is not suitable for SUP novices. If you have some SUP experience, but are new to racing we are glad to have your participation.
Future Dates To Be Announced


 


SUP Circumnavigation Alameda Island    $109
                  
Paddle around Alameda Island on a SUP with CCK expert SUP instructor Matt Palmariello! We'll launch at 9 AM from Jack London Square on the Oakland Estuary and head out into San Francisco Bay. Keeping Alameda on the left, we'll round the entire Island, returning to our starting point via the south end of the Estuary in San Leandro Bay. This is a 15 mile trip for experienced SUP paddlers only! We will experience currents (mostly favorable), bumpy water, and stunning views of the Bay! Time on the water may exceed 5 hours, with 1 or 2 on-water breaks. 12'6" SUP boards included (no surfboard shapes).
Prerequisites: SUP 201 or equivalent training; ability to paddle 3 mph comfortably for at least 2 hours duration (time on the water may exceed 5 hours). Recent SUP experience mandatory! Participants must be in excellent physical condition, and able to maneuver a SUP in moderately choppy/windy conditions. Touring boards only, 12'6" minimum length (no surfboard shapes).

Upcoming Dates:
11/09/14