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 Awardingprovides 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