Opening Day on the South Fork American
CCK Annual Paddlefest
Wavechaser Race Series




Opening Day on the South Fork American River

Presented by


California Canoe & Kayak

and Jackson Kayak


Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 9 am - 10 pm


A Benefit for


Thanks to our Sponsors

  Gold Country Paddlers

Slalom Clinic Sponsors

Loma Prieta Paddlers

Bill Center - Use of the Nugget

Dan Crandall - Gate Use

Slalom Clinic with Sage Donnelly


Keeping us warm and dry with Demo Drysuits to use during clinics



On April 5th 2014, California Canoe & Kayak and Jackson Kayak will be hosting a benefit for American Whitewater in Coloma, California. The goal is to raise $5000 dollars for this amazing organization that works to open and protect public access to America's rivers. Pro kayakers from Jackson Kayak and California Canoe & Kayak Instructors will be donating their time and teaching whitewater clinics on the South Fork American River.


 Clinics will be only $69 and all proceeds from the clinics will go to American Whitewater.

 Class II River Running: Toby Edens & Diane Gaydos

 Spice Up Your River Running with Colin and Noah

 Intro to Playboating Clinic with Ruth & Jessica

Intro to Creeking: Daniel Brasuell & Brian Tupper

Whitewater SUP with Fletcher Burton & Sean Morley

 A downriver kids clinic will be offered at $39.

 Kokatat has provided Demo Drysuits for use during the Clinics - Limited availability and Sizes. Reserve yours once you register for a clinic. 510-893-7833


Space is limited so sign up sooner than later. You can sign up for clinics here: Sign me up for the Opening Day Clinics


Following the day of clinics, a BBQ will be held at California Canoe & Kayak's Outpost located at 7221 Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651.


  In addition to great food there will be a Japan whitewater slideshow by Daniel Brasuell, an Argentina slide show by Darin McQuoid, and live music 

Benefit Raffle  - Only 200 Tickets will be sold at $10 Each

Tickets available to purchase at CCK Retail Locations prior to the Event.

  additional Raffle prizes to be announced.

Grand Prize Jackson Whitewater Kayak of your choice

  Thanks to all the sponsors for their SUPPORT!

Opening Day Schedule

9 am on Water Clinics

4 pm until dark:  BBQ, Drinks

After Dark: 

Japan Whitewater Slideshow by Daniel Brasuell

Argentina Slideshow by Darin McQuoid

After That:  Music by BrodRob (

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California Canoe & Kayak's Annual Paddlefest 2014

Saturday, June 21 and Sunday June 22 - 9 am to 3 pm

Nimbus Flats State Park on Lake Natoma, Rancho Cordova CA

Test paddle kayaks, canoes and SUP Boards
  • Featuring Hobie Mirage Kayaks
  • Free Clinics throughout the day
$10 Demo Fee - kids under 12 are Free
Bring water, lunch and snacks ( there are no food vendors)


California 100
MAY 24-26, 2014

California's first Paddle Sport ultra-marathon on May 24, 2014: A 100-mile paddle race from Redding to Chico along the Sacramento River.
The race is hosted by Rivers for Change with support from the California Paddle Sports Council. The California 100 will start under the Sundial Bridge on the Sacramento River in Redding, CA and race to Chico, CA. This moving water round the clock event is open to all paddle sport enthusiasts. Sea Kayak, Marathon Canoes, Surfski, Stand Up Paddle Boards, ICF sprint boats, Outriggers are all appropriate and welcome. We will host Adventure, Team, Relay and Competitor categories.
California’s longest river, the Sacramento flows south from Mt. Shasta through Oak woodlands, rolling hills, and open plains with views of Mt. Lassen to the East and the Yollo Bolly Wilderness to the west. The wide river bed accommodates reliable flows from 8,000 up to 20,000 cfs and above, yet remains a well mannered giant due to the low gradient. Largest rapids are class II at most, though current can be swift. The mild climate, sweeping vistas, easy access points and reliable flow combine to make this a wonderful venue for paddle sport of all sorts, accommodating the experienced marathoner and the first timer as well.
Sacramento River 100 Race Training and Ultra Clinics:
Click here for info!
Expert ultra distance paddler, Carter Johnson, will be leading clinics and trainings for those interested in preparing for the event. These trainings will be appropriate for all levels, beginners welcome! The training sessions are also open to those not participating in the Cal 100 as they will be great training sessions for other races throughout the state.
Please email cal100 [at] riversforchange[.]org if you would like to volunteer at this event.
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Outrigger canoe and surf ski races, year round!

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