Kayak Instruction

 


  

Drop-In Kayak Roll Session

Wednesdays

This open pool time gives patrons an opportunity to practice basic kayak techniques including paddle strokes, bracing, and the combat roll. Equipment is available to a limited number of people on a first-come, first-served basis. Others may bring their own equipment.

Prerequisite: 
Minimum Age: 15 (parent/guardian must be present for participants under 18)
Drop-In Fee: 
$10
Day and Time: 
Wednesdays • 7:30 - 9:00pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Notes: 
Please call the Arcata Community Pool to register

Whitewater Inflatable Kayaking

September 6
Splash into the Trinity River’s whitewater on an inflatable kayak. The exciting and informative day will cover whitewater kayak basics, giving you an overview of river travel and safety. You will learn to read water and understand basic river orientation. Instruction will cover eddy turns, peel outs, river ferrying and paddling techniques.
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $75 All 0thers
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction, kayaks, river gear and permit fees
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • September 3 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 8:30 AM
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • September 2

Kayak Classroom

September 19 & 20

Start here. This is a 2-hour classroom-based introduction to kayaking, with a 2-hour on-water follow up the next day. Get the overview, learn the gear, see the boats and set the foundation for safe paddling before you ever get wet. Then take your new knowledge and practice new skills in the protected Humboldt Bay.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Friday 6:00 PM • Saturday 10:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • September 15

Introduction to Whitewater RIver Kayaking

Mandatory Pool Dates: September 21 & 28; River Dates: October 4 & 5

This course focuses on developing paddling skills to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River. The focus will be on boating safety, basic strokes, boat control, hydrology, wet exits, and rolling the kayak. A combination of inflatable kayaks and hardshell kayaks will be used depending on the individual needs and skill progression. Additional activities may include a river safety section that involves the use of basic river safety equipment specifically adapted for kayaking situations.

Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students • $210 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction, kayaks, river gear, trans- portation, camping and permit fees
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Wednesday • September 17 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday • September 16

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

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

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

Kayak Classroom

October 17 & 18

Start here. This is a 2-hour classroom-based introduction to kayaking, with a 2-hour on-water follow up the next day. Get the overview, learn the gear, see the boats and set the foundation for safe paddling before you ever get wet. Then take your new knowledge and practice new skills in the protected Humboldt Bay.

Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayaks and all necessary gear
Day and Time: 
Friday 6:00 PM • Saturday 10:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 13

Recreational Kayaking

October 25

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 • October 20
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