Classes & Activities

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Kayak Roll Instruction

September 21 & 28

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing. From there we will progress to combat roll instruction. This will be accomplished with a combination of individual instruction and practice time at the Arcata Community Pool. If one of these dates doesn’t work with your schedule please contact us about private kayak roll instruction.

Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students • $42 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Sundays • 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • September 18

SUP Fitness Paddle

September 23 - October 30
Get all the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. These twice weekly morning workouts help you reach fitness goals in a supportive yet challenging class.
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $80 All Others
Drop-In Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $12 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).

Recreational Kayaking

September 27

For those interested in learning worry-free flat water paddling. We introduce and paddle stable sit-on-top and pedal-drive kayaks. The instruction and information is beginner level: no rolls, waves or capsizing in this class, just a fun foundation for further kayak adventures.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 1:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 22

Mad River Mouth SUP Tour

September 28
What can we say? We love the Mad River! Not only does it supply drinking water for over 65% of Humboldt County residents, the estuary is a nearby, beautiful destination for paddlers of all abilities. Experience the diversity of wildlife found in this unique aquatic environment from the deck of a Stand Up Paddleboard and relax on the beach where the river meets the sea. (Location may be subject to change due to river flow.)
Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Stand up paddle instruction, stand up paddle gear, transportation
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 9:00AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus.
Notes: 
For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange your pick up at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • September 24

Homecoming Paddle

October 4
This tour will give you the seals-eye view of our local treasures; from the Eureka Waterfront to Woodley Marina and beyond. We take kayaks and canoes on Humboldt Bay for a brief spin out the front door of the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Choose a morning or lunchtime paddle.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM or 12:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 1

Sea Kayaking on the Bay

October 5
Paddle the unique Humboldt Bay in a traditional sit-in sea kayak. This beginner level course explores on-water kayaking techniques and safety. With the basics of paddle strokes and proper boat fit as well as local considerations such as tide and wind, we will confidently “put in” for a two hour course.
Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
sea kayak instruction, sea kayaks and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 29

Kayak Basics & Safety

October 5

This pool based course will provide a fun and safe environment to learn the base line skills no kayaker should be without. Our experienced guides will support your introduction to a variety of paddle strokes, boat handling, bracing, and safety considerations with an emphasis on injury prevention, and then spend the majority of the time working on self and assisted rescues after a capsize. Time permitting, kayakers will have an opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary for a combat roll.

Program Fee: 
$34 HSU Students • $49 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • October 2

NAUI SCUBA Diver Course

October 6 - November 16
The NAUI SCUBA Diver Course is a five week program of instruction in the safe use of SCUBA equipment and water skills. The class consists of Saturday classroom lectures at the Alpha Training Group facility in Fairhaven, and Monday night pool sessions at the Arcata Community Pool. The course concludes with an open water dive in Mendocino over a weekend. Students will be required to provide a set of personal dive equipment and wetsuit for the open water portion of the course. Student equipment requirements are discussed in detail during the lecture seminar. All participants must fill out a medical evaluation prior to course. Evaluations are available at the front desk. Enquires may be directed to Alpha Diving Industries at 707.825.7880 or email at alpha.diving@hotmail.com.
Program Fee: 
$400 Plus additional charges for equipment
Day and Time: 
Classroom session: Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM & Pool Session:M ondays 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool, 1150 16th Street, Arcata
Notes: 
Students may register for Scuba, but must attend and pass the Pre-Scuba Class • additional equipment required.

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

October 7 - 21
Learn what Einstein’s theory teaches us about space, time, and time travel using almost no math.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Food For Fitness

October 8
Understand the importance of protein and fat for health and fitness. We will talk about the myths of carbohydrates and sugar and about nutritional timing and supplementation for better fitness results.
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 5:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122

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