Aquatic Adventures

Center Activities is the regional boating safety center for the North Coast and is supported by the California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways. The Division allocates funds for boating facilities, boating safety education and boating law enforcement throughout California. Center Activities’ aquatics equipment inventory is also funded by Boating & Waterways to enhance boating safety education in Northern California.

The Aquatic Adventure Program provides a variety of boating instruction courses in canoeing, rafting, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and river kayaking. All trip logistics including location, transportation, equipment, instruction, and guides are organized by Center Activities. 

Water Safety Requirements: To participate in any Aquatics class you must be "water safe". You must have the ability to swim a short distance using any stroke and be able to tread water for five minutes. If you are unsure of your ability to complete the above skills, you must make an appointment through the Arcata Community Pool to be tested. 

Aquatics Equipment and Rental Program: All aquatic classes include use of boats, boating equipment, personal floatation devices (PFDs), spray jackets and Farmer John wetsuits. Surfing classes include hooded full-body wetsuits, surfboards and booties. Aquatic equipment, not scheduled for use by a Center Activities class, is available through our rental program to qualified persons. To ensure user safety, to maintain quality and to care for the equipment, there are checkout requirements on all aquatic equipment. Reservations are suggested as equipment is rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Rental fees must be paid at the time of reservation. Deposits are required for all rentals.

                             

See You on the Water!

Introduction to Surfing

April 13

This course offers students the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing! Designed for the individual having little or no surfing experience, we will focus on water safety, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, surfboard handling and technique. We will surf where the conditions are best for beginning surfers.

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $60 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 10 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 9

Mad River Slough Tour

April 13

Join us for a paddle on the Mad River Slough, located on the northern part of Humboldt Bay. This is a great chance to paddle one of the many sloughs of the bay and explore a new area only accessible by boat.

Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, boat, paddle, wetsuit, splash top
Day and Time: 
Sunday • April 13 • 1:00pm
Location: 
Mad River Slough Boat Launch Hwy. • 101W to Hwy. 255W, Exit 713, 3.7 miles cross over Mad River Slough Bridge, park on right
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 9

Weekly Sunset Tours

Every Thursday Beginning April 24

Join us for a beautiful sunset paddle on the Eureka Waterfront. This is a great way to start your weekend with an after work adventure on the bay! 

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Thursdays • Tours meet 2 hours before sunset
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

Women's Introduction to Surfing

April 19

This course offers students the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing! Designed for the individual having little or no surfing experience, we will focus on water safety, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, surfboard handling and technique. We will surf where the conditions are best for beginning surfers.

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $60 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 17 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 16

Introduction to Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills

April 19 or May 10

This all day on-water intensive course explores the skills which create the foundation for sea kayaking. Instruction will cover advanced boat handling, improved paddling efficiency, weather and water safety considerations, and open water paddling techniques.

Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday before each course • 5:00 pm • Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesdays before each course

Northern Humboldt Bay: Eureka - Arcata Tour

April 19

Join us for a paddle across the northern Humboldt Bay. You will paddle 5 miles from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center to the Arcata Warf. This tour provides a view and perspective of the local area unseen by most.

Program Fee: 
$40 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, boat, paddle, wetsuit, splash top
Day and Time: 
Saturday • April 19 • 1:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 16

Weekly Humboldt Bay Tours

Every Saturday Beginning April 26

Come paddle along the shores of the amazing Humboldt Bay! These two hour paddles will explore the local flora and fauna present seasonally and year round in and on the waters of the bay. Fun for kids and adults alike.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Every Saturday • 1:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

Intermediate Stand Up Paddling

April 19

Building on the skills learned in the introductory course, the Intermediate course will take you one step further, by heading out to the ocean. Enjoy the "pelican’s eye view" as you explore how fun and easy it can be to catch the waves from a stand up paddleboard. We’ll take advantage of some of the gentle surf in our area while discussing water safety, etiquette, ocean awareness board handling and technique. Transportation will be by carpool.

Program Fee: 
$50 HSU Students • $65 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, paddleboards, wetsuit, booties and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 17 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • April 19
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 16

Weekly Family Fun Day on the Bay

Every Sunday Beginning April 27

Bring the whole family for a paddle along the Eureka Waterfront! There will be a variety of boats to choose from and experienced guides to provide a fun, safe and memorable family adventure.

Program Fee: 
$20 Per Adult, Free for children 50 lbs to age 18 (limit 2 per adult)
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Every Sunday • 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

Intermediate Sailing

April 26 - 27

This class will utilize the Coronado, a 15 foot sailboat, so you can become more proficient in your sailing techniques and learn the lines of a larger sea craft. The course will also cover water safety, navigation, and the basics of how to sail on your own.

Program Fee: 
$135 HSU Students • $150 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, sailboat & equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 22 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • April 22

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