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Kayak Rolling - Northern California Swimstitute
Every Friday evening 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Take the Class: Build your confidence and learn to roll! Rolling is the safest and fastest self rescue technique available for white water paddlers and sea kayakers. We have heated pools in Sacramento for the most comfortable learning environment. Class day and time: every Friday evening starting February 20th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sign up in advance online to participate in the class sessions.
Practice: Open Roll Practice Only Sessions (non-instructional) are 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: You must have a clean boat, RINSE OFF your boat inside and out prior to entering pool. Practice rollers pay $10 pool fee (with your own kayak) - pay fee directly to the Swimstitute staff upon arrival. Drop ins welcome. If you need to rent a whitewater boat for a practice session, please call or drop by the CCK retail shop before 6 pm (subject to availability).
ACA SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (3 Days) Half Moon Bay
February 27 to March 1
The exploding sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding requires a new cadre of qualified instructors. In the fall of 2010, the American Canoe Association introduced curriculum for SUP instruction to help further the sport of SUP and ensure its healthy future. The ACA has partnered with California Canoe & Kayak to provide a Level 1-2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Certification Workshop. This 3-day course takes place in the protected water of Pillar Point Harbor (Half Moon Bay). Please review the eligibility criteria here: Essentials of SUP
Build your confidence and learn to roll! Rolling is the safest and fastest self rescue technique available for sea kayakers and white water paddlers. We have heated pools in the Bay Area and Sacramento for the most comfortable learning environment. Classes are held on Thursdays from 7PM - 9PM at the newly renovated and historic Richmond Plunge Municipal Natatorium! (www.richmondplunge.org); actual duration in the pool is about 1.5 hours. Practice Sessions:$10 pool fee with own boat; $25 whitewater kayak/$30 sea kayak rental (includes pool fee). For kayak rental only, call (510) 893-7833. Note:Kayak rolling is taught only in whitewater kayaks due to space limitations in the pool. Please call us if you wish to schedule private instruction in a sea kayak for $120 per session.
Join us for a special evening with Justine Curgenven
March 4, 2015
7:00 PM (Doors open 6:00 PM)
The Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito
California Canoe & Kayak and Sea Trek have joined forces to bring you a special event! Meet Justine and listen to her talk about the trip and see clips from the film, described as; "the greatest technical sea kayak expedition in the world". Come early and check out the Bay Model: A working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta System. What an amazing adventure, and such a treat to be able to meet this incredible paddler and explorer in person! If you are looking for some inspiration, join us for this remarkable evening of connection with new and old friends and discover the possibilities that are out there! Bring a friend or family, this will be a wonderful opportunity for all who have a passion for adventure!
Discover a whole new world! If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. Our new store location in San Carlos is home to our dive program!
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
Playing in a tide rip is fun, wild, and a great way to improve your rough water skills. This clinic is designed as a practice session for (but not limited to) students that have already taken our "Tides, Currents & Rough Water" class and want to hone paddling skills in the amazing tide rip off Yellow Bluff Point near the Golden Gate bridge. At Yellow Bluff, we can safely practice eddy turns, ferry gliding, and surfing in the rip. Dates and start times are chosen to take advantage of optimal tidal conditions.
Are you ready to try kayaking? Maximize your fun on the water! This 4 hour class (10AM - 2PM) emphasizes basic water safety using recreational kayaks. You will learn the basic paddle strokes and fundamental kayak maneuvers in a calm water setting. Class fee includes kayak, paddling gear, and a coupon for 50% off a future kayak rental (one hour)! Note: This class does not qualify participants to rent touring (closed-deck) or sea kayaks; our L2: Essentials of Kayak Touring class deals with those specific qualifications.
The Surfski is the fastest, most exciting, high performance paddlecraft on the water! Discover why these versatile boats are rapidly gaining in popularity worldwide. If you are interested in paddling for fitness, racing, or simply enjoying the thrill of an extremely efficient hull design, then check out a surfski! You can enjoy surfski paddling on calm water, rivers and open ocean.
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.
Your ticket to the wonderful world of sea kayaking! Enjoy a day on the water learning how to paddle a sea kayak with our expert instructors. Be prepared to get wet! Graduates of this class are qualified to rent closed-deck sea kayaks and participate in more advanced classes and trips. Includes boat, wet suit and paddling gear for $119.
Your ticket to the wonderful world of sea kayaking! Enjoy a day on the water learning how to paddle a sea kayak with our expert instructors. Be prepared to get wet! Graduates of this class are qualified to rent closed-deck touring and sea kayaks and participate in more advanced classes and trips. Includes boat, wet suit and paddling gear, and free coupon for a future rental all for $119 steal of a deal!
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!