Kayak Fishing Classes, Trips, & Events

California Canoe & Kayak offers classes specifically for kayaker using sit on top kayak to fish. Our classes are taught by certified ACA instructors. The tools you will learn in the classes will give you invaluable skills to be both efficient and safe on the water as kayakers.

Due to COVID-19: With a Heavy Heart California Canoe & Kayak is suspending this class until further notice.

Surf Zone Class for Kayak Anglers

If you want to fish on the open ocean with a sit on top fishing kayak, this class is a must! This class will focus on how to read the surf, how to handle breaking waves, and how to launch and land in the surf zone safely. Launching and landing, bracing in breaking waves, and understanding wave dynamics are the fundamental building blocks for sit on top kayak surfing and paddling in the ocean. Our site is ideal, close to Surfers' Beach at Half Moon Bay.

Cost: Instruction only. Gear rental available at a discounted rate. A limited number of drysuits are available for rent, must request during registration process.


# of Student


1 $219.00
2 $169.00/person
3+ $109.00/person
Max 4:1






Typical Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Primary Location: Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay 

  • Surfs are unpredictable last-minute cancellation/change may occur.
  • The instructor or program director will be contact you 48-24 hours ahead of class to make sure the condition is favorable for the class and the location had not changed.

Alternate Locations:

Private class available: kayak and gear included in a private class.  Please, contact 510 893-7833 ext. 1004 or [email protected] for more information.

To minimize exposure and maintain social distancing. We are only offering private classes either in 1:1 or to persons living in the same household. Please contact us via Google Form for more information.

Sit-On-Top Kayak Rescue Clinic

In this class, you will learn, practice and refine different rescue and re-entry techniques for Sit-On-Top Kayak. These techniques are necessary for safe paddling on any body of water where swimming to shore is not an option. You will be getting wet in this class! Participants will learn and review both solo and assisted rescues'. You can experiment with various options for these rescues to find your 'Go To' method and have fun learning! You are welcome to bring your own kayak to practice with.

Cost: $89.00 (Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 10 - with 2 instructors)

  • Private class can be arranged if minimum not met, additional fee applies

Duration of class: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Oakland, or Private Class

Prerequisite: L1: Kayak Basics class or the desire to paddle! The minimum age for this class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  


Oakland Class
Location:  Oakland Estuary Jack, London Square    
 Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please Call 510 893-7833 or email [email protected] for More information










Up Coming Seminar and Events




Primary Location

Lead Presenter/Instructor


July King Salmon Seminar 12-3 PM CCK Brooklyn Basin Jared Alconhcar ON LINE
Saturday, August 22 Mackinaw Seminar 12-3 PM CCK Rancho Cordova Bee Xiong  TBA












Kayak Fishing Classes, Trips, & Events