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Sea Kayaking II

Sea Kayaking II

In this inspiring class, we work extensively on edging and boat lean for ultimate control and maneuverability.

We review rescues, introduce basic navigation techniques, fine-tune the forward stroke, and learn some new strokes. This class is the stepping stone to the Surf Zone and beyond.

This class is equivalent to an American Canoe & Association Level 3 course.

Cost: $129 (Minimum Enrollment: 3) Includes kayak paddling gear, wetsuit and a coupon for a one-hour future rental! We now have Drysuit for rent at a reduced rate. 

Prerequisite: Beginning Sea Kayak or Equivalent, and recent paddling experience strongly encouraged (you must have practiced wet-exit and rescue procedures): Beginning Sea Kayak or Equivalent, and recent paddling experience strongly encouraged (you must have practiced wet-exit and rescue procedures). Be able to paddle up to 5 miles+

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Oakland Class Sacramento Class Redwood City Class
Location:  Oakland Estuary Jack, London Square     Location: Lake Natoma, Willow Creek Recreation Area Access Location: 487 Seaport Court, Redwood City
 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sea Kayak Rescues

Sea Kayak RescuesIn this class, you will learn, practice and refine different rescue and re-entry techniques. 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, the Eskimo rescue and re-entry and roll'. Participants will learn both solo and assisted rescues, starting with the 'T' rescue and the 'Paddlefloat. 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 or CCK will provide all the gear.

Cost: $89.00 (Minimum Enrollment: 3)  includes kayak, paddling gear. You are encouraged to bring your own gear to become familiar with it. We now have Drysuit for rent at a reduced rate. 

Prerequisite: Begining Sea Kayak or Equivalent, and recent paddling experience strongly encouraged (you must have practiced wet-exit and rescue procedures)

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Location:  Oakland Estuary Jack, London Square     Location: Lake Natoma, Willow Creek Recreation Area Access
 Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
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Kayak Rolling

Kayak Rolling

Build your confidence and learn to roll! Rolling is the safest and fastest self-rescue technique available for sea and whitewater kayakers.

New policy: due to increasing rates at the Richmond Plunge, we are now offering two pricing tiers for rolling classes—first time students pay $75, and if you've taken a rolling class from California Canoe & Kayak in the past year pay $60.

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 $150 per session.

Once you have learned to roll can come and practice either in your own boat or by renting one from us.
Practice Sessions: $15 pool fee with own boat. Call your nearest CCK for rental rate. 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this class; however, previous paddling experience is highly recommended. Your progression will be quicker if you have completed the Beginning Sea Kayak class or Whitewater 101. The minimum age for Roll Class is 5 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

NOTICE: Richmond Plunge Will be closed for repair on Sept. 1st., reopen mid-January 2019.

First Time Kayak Rolling Oakland Repeat Kayak Rolling Oakland Sacramento Class
Cost: $75
Cost: $60 Cost: $60
Location: Richmond Plunge Municipal Natatorium Location: Richmond Plunge Municipal Natatorium Location: Northern California Swimstitute
 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; actual duration in the pool is about 1.5 hours.  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; actual duration in the pool is about 1.5 hours.  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; actual duration in the pool is about 1.5 hours.
 If you just want to rent a boat for roll practice, call (510) 893-7833.  If you just want to rent a boat for roll practice, call (510) 893-7833. If you just want to rent a boat for roll practice, call (916) 851-3600.
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Intro to Surf Zone

Intro to Surf Zone

This class is Equivalent to the American Canoe & Association Level 4 Courses.

If you want to paddle a sea kayak on the ocean, 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 kayak surfing and paddling in rough water. Our site is ideal, close to Surfers' Beach at Half Moon Bay.

Location: Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay

Cost: $139 (Minimum Enrollment: 3) includes kayak, paddling gear, helmet, and wetsuit. We now have Drysuit for rent at a reduced rate. 

15 % discount for bringing your own gear if it is suitable for the conditions.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Prerequisite: Sea Kayak II or equivalent, and recent paddling experience strongly encouraged (you must have practiced wet-exit and rescue procedures). Be able to paddle up to 5 miles+

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