ACA ICW L5
Level 4 Tides, Currents & Rough Water
Cow Patty Pageant
Open Coast Marin Headlands
Coastal Kayak Skills Training & Assessment
Trinity River 5 day full immersion

        


ACA ICW: Advanced Open Water Level 5        
ACA ICW: Advanced Open Water Level 5
January 30, 2015

ACA certification is the standard for quality instruction throughout the United States. This 4 day course combines the Instructor Development Workshops (IDW) and Instructor Certification Exam (ICE) into an Instructor Certification Workshop for Level 5: Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayaking. Candidates must be certified ACA instructors at Level 4 for a minimum of 2 years with experience paddling and teaching in rough water conditions. Enrollment $599

Please Note: Before signing up, you must complete a brief questionnaire regarding kayak experience and skill level. All participants must be signed up at least two weeks prior to the course. Please plan ahead and let us know well in advance if you are interested. 

If you're ready and you know it, click here


Level 4 Tides, Currents & Rough Water        

Level 4 Tides, Currents & Rough Water

February 1, 2015

Fall and winter offer unique conditions to learn how to navigate in current, understand tidal current phenomena, and gain experience handling tide rips and related rough water conditions on the San Francisco Bay.  

Space is limited, Reserve yours here



Annual Cow Patty Pageant        
23rd Annual Cow 
Patty Pageant
February 7, 2015

Our friends at Rivers for Change (RFC) are hosting the 23rd Annual Cow Patty Pageant, aka Tour de Maneur. The longest running northern California race, proceeds benefit the RFC organization, Sonoma land trust, and Sonoma Volunteer Fire department. 

A beautiful and protected round trip paddle on the scenic Estero Americano to the Pacific Ocean. The competitive class offers tactical challenges for those wishing to stay at the front of the pack. A more relaxed long course start provides a more measured pace. Shorter course for novices and families. Winners receive unique awards, applause and the coveted admiration of their fellow contestants. 

Why should you come? 

For an udderly fun time, friendly competition "moooove outta my way", awards and the chance to express your knowledge of animal husbandry practices. All ages and all paddle craft welcome! There will be prizes, food, fun, raffle, silent auction and COWS! Mooo

Spread the word, Join the Herd


Level 4 Open Coast Marin Headlands        
Level 4 Open Coast Marin Headlands

February 8, 2015

This class is an introduction to paddling on coastlines that are exposed to ocean swell. The focus will be on various safety strategies and techniques for paddling on exposed, rocky coastlines. Discover the secrets of maneuvering in this ever-changing environment and magnificent Golden Gate Bridge make this a must do!

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience, Reserve your spot here


Coastal Kayak Skills Training & Assessment        
Level 3/4 Coastal Kayak Skills Training & Assessment
February 14, 2015

This is an entirely NEW program for CCK! Refine your coastal kayaking skills, expand your knowledge and then take the opportunity to have your skills and knowledge assessed according to the ACA's Assessment Criteria. 

Perhaps you are a experienced or developing paddler and want to know how your skills and knowledge compare to a nationally recognized standard. Maybe you have aspirations to become an instructor and want to check your skills and knowledge prior to taking an ACA Instructor Development Work.

This 2 day workshop is designed to be challenging and fun. We will provide you some excellent training in a world class location and then assess your skills in realistic conditions.
Class Duration: 2 Days; 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
10% off with your own kayak! Enter this coupon code when signing up ONLY if you are bringing your own kayak: L3/4-SKILLS-ASSESSMENT-OWN BOAT@10%

We would love for you to join us, register ahead of time Click Here


Trinity River 5 Day Full Immersion        
Trinity River 5 Day Full Immersion 
May 15, 2015
 

Enjoy a vacation during your whitewater education! No previous kayak experience necessary! Because of the serenity, diverse river opportunities, and lack of crowds, the Trinity 5-day wins the award for student and instructor favorite! 

Immerse yourself for five days in this class and you will be well on your way to becoming a skilled whitewater kayaker. Because of the serenity, diverse river opportunities, and lack of crowds, the Trinity 5-day wins the award for student and instructor favorite! We camp out at the Del Loma Resort alongside the river. The camp is centrally located with a general store and swimming pool to practice rolling after dinner. 

Included is kayaking gear, 5 nights camping, river access fees, and coupon for future kayak rental so you may get out on the water and practice your skills. You will need to provide your own camping equipment and food for the week. Prerequisite: Good physical ability 

         Join us for fun, learning and adventure, register ahead of time             Click Here
Want to go but this date doesn't work for you, no problem, we love this trip so much, we are offering it again June 1, 2015, June 15, 2015, July 6, 2015, July 20, 2015 and last chance August 3, 2015 Don't miss it!