Resources

Kayaking Skill Videos

Sea Kayak Handling
– videos from Presda Press provided in conjunction with the book “Sea Kayak Handling: A Practical Manual” by Doug Cooper

Local Sea Kayaking Blogs

Liquid Fusion Kayaking

River and Ocean

Woman On Water

Beginner Sea Kayaking Classes

California Canoe and Kayak – Rancho Cordova,  SF Bay Area

California Women’s Watersport Collective – SF Bay Area

Current Adventures – Lotus

Liquid Fusion Kayaking – Fort Bragg

Intermediate and Advance Sea Kayaking Classes

Liquid Fusion Kayaking – Fort Bragg

River and Ocean Paddlesports Coaching Collective – SF Bay Area

Kayaking Skills Training Programs and Certification Assessments

American Canoe Association (ACA)
– locally provided through River and Ocean

British Canoeing
British Canoeing Awarding provides information on their paddling certification programs.
– British Canoeing was previously named British Canoe Union (BCU)
– locally provided through Liquid Fusion Kayaking

Wilderness First Aid

Foster Calm – Bobbie Foster’s class is highly recommended

National Outdoor Leadership School
– through Sacramento REI
– through NOLS

Local Kayak Retail Shops

California Canoe and Kayak – Rancho Cordova

Headwaters Kayak – Lodi

The River Store – Lotus

Other Sacramento Region Paddling Clubs

Sac-Sierra Kayak Explorers Group (SKEG) – Sacramento  (recreational kayaking)

Lodi Paddle Club – Lodi  (recreational kayaking)

Gold Country Paddlers – Coloma   (whitewater kayaking)

Other Northern California Sea Kayaking Clubs
(or clubs with some sea kayaking focus)

Bay Area Sea Kayakers – SF Bay Area

Explore North Coast – Arcata

Petaluma Paddlers – Petaluma

Western Sea Kayakers – SF Bay Area

 

Other Resources

NOAA Chart Locator