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Private Sea Kayak Instruction (Bay Area)

Tailored to fit your learning style and pace -- and your personal schedule -- Private Instruction allows you to get exactly what you want out of a class. You choose the location (there may be an additional charge depending on location). You can also request your favorite instructor time and time again!

Typical rates as follows:

# Student

1/2 Day Rates (3-4 hours)

Full Day Rates (6-7 hrs)

1

$199.00

$349.00

2

$149.00/person

$219.00/person

3

$199.00/person

$149.00/person

Student to Instructor Ratio

  • Five Students to One Instruction

  • More than 5 Students will require two instructors

**More than two students usually require a full day of instruction to complete a prescribed curriculum. Additional charge applies if the location was chosen is not one of our normal teaching location

Location: Oakland Estuary (Jack London Square), Redwood City, Sacramento Area (Rancho Cordova), and where permits available

Prerequisite: No previous kayaking experience is required; however, good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Please call 510-893-7833 or email: classes@calkayak.com to set up your custom class.


Kayak Basics (Port of Redwood City)

Do you want to learn to paddle but are not sure where to start? The goal of this class will introduce a few basic strokes (forward, reverse and sweeps) that are fundamental to all types of kayaking.  You will learn about different types of kayaks, including Sea and Touring Kayaks, Recreational Kayaks, and Sit-on-Tops. This class focuses on flat water skills and safety for those who want to paddle recreational kayaks! 

Further instruction should be pursued later for those who want to paddle touring or sea kayaks in our Beginning Sea Kayaking I class.  This class is equivalent to an American Canoe & Association Level 1 course.

Cost: $89 (Minimum Enrollment: 3); Class fee includes kayak, paddling gear, and a coupon for future kayak rental!

Note: This class does not qualify participants to rent touring (closed-deck) or sea kayaks; our: Beginning Sea Kayak class deals with those specific qualifications.

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: California Canoe & Kayak, 487 Seaport Ct., Redwood City 

Prerequisite: No previous kayaking experience is required; however, good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Beginning Sea Kayaking (Port of Redwood City)

This class is for those who want to learn how to paddle a sea touring kayak.  Our expert instructors teach you a wide range of strokes such as the Forward and Reverse stroke, Sweep Stroke (adjust your course & turn), Draw Stroke (move the boat sideways) high and low brace which helps prevent you from capsizing.  Be prepared to get wet! you will learn how to attach a spray skirt, wet exit from your kayak and learn a PADDLE-FLOAT RESCUE: This is a self-rescue, allowing you to climb back into the kayak on your own and a T-RESCUE: This is an assisted rescue, where you help a partner get back into his kayak.  Both these rescues are essential for paddling closed cockpit kayaks safely on protected waters.  You will also learn about tides and currents here in the S.F Bay.

Graduates of this class are qualified to rent closed-cockpit touring and sea kayaks and participate in more advanced classes and trips. The Beginning Sea Kayak I class will give you the invaluable tools needed to practice and refine your strokes and rescues in future practice sessions. Learning the basic skills will significantly increase your enjoyment and safety in a touring or sea kayak.

This class is equivalent to an American Canoe & Association Level 2 Course

Cost: $129 (Minimum Enrollment: 3); Includes kayak, wetsuit and paddling gear, and a free coupon for one-hour future rental!

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: California Canoe & Kayak, 487 Seaport Ct., Redwood City

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

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Sea Kayaking II (Port of Redwood City)

In this inspiring class, we work extensively on edging and boat lean for ultimate boat control and maneuverability.  We review rescues and apply them in rougher water, introduce basic navigation techniques including the use of ranges, fine tune the forward stroke, and learn some new strokes such as a side slip.  The idea is to prepare the student for paddling in a wide range of conditions, including surf, rough water and increase their overall kayaking skills, boat control, balance, and rescue skills.  This class is the stepping stone to the Surf Zone and beyond. These skills will prove invaluable in your future kayaking excursions, especially in rougher conditions.

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

Cost: $129.00 (Minimum Enrollment: 3); Includes kayak, wetsuit and paddling gear, and a free coupon for one-hour kayak rental!

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:  California Canoe & Kayak, 487 Seaport Ct., Redwood City

Prerequisite: Beginning Sea Kayaking or equivalent, and recent paddling experience (you must have received some wet-exit and rescue training to get the most from this class).

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Redwood City

 
  • 487 Seaport Court
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • 650-593-6060
  • redwoodshop@calkayak.com
  • Opening December 2017