Advanced Level Kayak & SUP Classes

R&O LogoCalifornia Canoe & Kayak is proud to partner with the River & Ocean Paddlesports Coaching Collective to offer advanced level kayak and stand up paddleboard instruction. 

River & Ocean is a collective of certified paddlesports instructors based in the Bay Area and Sacramento region dedicated to the delivery of quality, student-centered instruction and coaching in kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Working in collaboration and not competing with outfitters and retailers in the region, River & Ocean provides:

  • advanced level skills training and assessment;
  • advanced level skills training and assessment;
  • personalized coaching and mentoring; professional guide training and assessment;
  • instructor training and assessment;
  • fun, exciting and educational trips on San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay and the Open Coast 


For more information on the River & Ocean Paddlesports Coaching Collective, please visit

Comfort in Conditions with Bill Vonnegut

river and ocean imageTake your paddling to the next level. Confidence and solid foundation skills are often the key

This class has been designed by Bill Vonnegut to accelerate your paddling skills in dynamic water. Bridging the gap between a knowledge of skills and applying them in the conditions you have always wanted to paddle.

Supportive strokes and bracing will be one focus of this class, because recovery techniques are often preferable to a roll. Strategies for paddling in wind, waves and rough water rescues will also be addressed.

By increasing your confidence and refining technique, you will find yourself with a new level of skill and comfort both in and out of your boat.

This class will be taught in Half Moon Bay and is intended for sea kayakers who have experience paddling on open water such as San Francisco Bay, some Open Coast and Surf Zone experience.  A combat roll is not required but recommended, as we will work on refining your roll.

COST: $129 (Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 8 with 2 instructors)

Date: October 22, 2017; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Half Moon Bay

For questions contact Bill Vonnegut at

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. Boats & Gear can be rented from California Canoe & Kayak


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