Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Join Cali Collective and River & Ocean for a 2-day introduction to sea kayaking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area! Our weekend will begin the protected waters of Horseshoe Cove developing your fundamental sea kayaking skills. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak.  We will also learn and practice several techniques for rescuing yourself and others. The evening will be spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we will provide a nourishing dinner.

On day two, we will embark on a short journey along the picturesque Marin County waterfront.During our journey, we will build on lesson learned the previous day, focusing on boat control and touching upon topics relevant to sea kayaking in San Francisco Bay – including practical navigation, dealing with boat traffic, tides and currents, and much more! If you are new to kayak touring, this weekend immersion will give you a solid foundation to build your paddling passion on.

This 2-day clinic is designed for new paddlers – no experience necessary! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, lodging and dinner Saturday night.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD), sprayskirt, paddle, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak from various shops in the area. Email us at cwwcollective@gmail.com for details.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking. 2018 Dates TBA. 2 Days, 1 Night.

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Surf Kayaking Clinic
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Surf Kayaking Clinic

Using high performance whitewater and surf kayaks, we'll work to improve your skill set surfing ocean waves at a good surf break. We use a combination of discussion, on-water drills and coaching to get maximum benefit out of the day. We will work on timing and take-off, carving turns, reading the waves, the all-important surf etiquette, and generally shredding the surf. Stoked!

This 2-day clinic is designed for all levels of paddlers. Learn new skills and build confidence on the water! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, camping, dinner Saturday night and Sunday morning breakfast.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, helmet, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD), spray skirt, paddle and kayak from various shops in the area. Email us at kelly@cwwcollective.com for details.

In association with River and Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

Surf Kayaking Clinic. 2018 dates TBA. 2 Days/1 Night

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Open Coast & More
May
12
to May 13

Open Coast & More

This 2-day clinic is designed for women looking to take their paddling through the surf zone and to the open coast! We begin the weekend with an introduction to the surf zone. Students learn about wave dynamics and beach characteristics and how to identify hazards. We will practice laughing and landing through the surf zone safely, bracing on breaking waves and holding position. The evening will be spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we will provide a delicious dinner.

On day 2, we will embark on a coastal journey heading out under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Marin headlands. Using the conditions of the day, we will work on learning and applying strokes relevant to maneuvering in the open coast environment, as well as water reading and use of environmental features in rock gardens. Your instructors will lead a discussion risk assessment and challenge you think about what to do if things do not go to plan.

This weekend is an introduction to paddling the open coast and all that lies beyond San Fransisco Bay!

This 2-day clinic is designed for paddlers with some formal training (i.e. a full-day introduction to sea kayaking class) and a working knowledge of sea kayak rescue techniques. Learn new skills and build confidence on the water!

Clinic Options:

Saturday & Sunday instruction + lodging, dinner & breakfast

Saturday instruction + lodging, dinner & breakfast

Saturday instruction only

Private rooms available at an additional charge and subject to availability

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD), spray skirt, paddle, helmet, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak from various shops in the area. Email us at kelly@cwwcollective.com for details.

In association with River & Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

Open Coast & More. 2018 Dates TBA. 

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Bioluminescence Magic
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Bioluminescence Magic

Bioluminescence Magic. September 8-9, 2018. 2 Days/1 Night $219

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. Our weekend will begin in Point Reyes Station on the shores of beautiful Tomales Bay. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak. We’ll pack our kayaks for the trip across the Tomales Bay then head out. After lunch, we’ll set up camp, practice yoga and relax for the afternoon. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and go for a nighttime paddle through glowing bioluminescence! We’ll start the morning with breakfast then paddle back across the bay.

beach-camp-scene.jpg

In association with River and Ocean Paddling Collective.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

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Open Coast & More
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Open Coast & More

Open Coast & More. December 9-10, 2017. 2 Days/1 Night $279

This 2-day clinic is designed for women looking to take their paddling through the surf zone and to the open coast! We begin the weekend with an introduction to the surf zone. Students learn about wave dynamics and beach characteristics and how to identify hazards. We will practice laughing and landing through the surf zone safely, bracing on breaking waves and holding position. The evening will be spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we will provide a delicious dinner.

On day 2, we will embark on a coastal journey heading out under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Marin headlands. Using the conditions of the day, we will work on learning and applying strokes relevant to maneuvering in the open coast environment, as well as water reading and use of environmental features in rock gardens. Your instructors will lead a discussion risk assessment and challenge you think about what to do if things do not go to plan.

This weekend is an introduction to paddling the open coast and all that lies beyond San Fransisco Bay!

This 2-day clinic is designed for paddlers with some formal training (i.e. a full-day introduction to sea kayaking class) and a working knowledge of sea kayak rescue techniques. Learn new skills and build confidence on the water! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, lodging, dinner Saturday night and Sunday morning breakfast.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD), spray skirt, paddle, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak from various shops in the area. Email us at cwwcollective@gmail.com for details.

In association with River & Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

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Bioluminescence Magic
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Bioluminescence Magic

Bioluminescence Magic. October 7-8, 2017. 2 Days/1 Night $219

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. Our weekend will begin in Point Reyes Station on the shores of beautiful Tomales Bay. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak. We’ll pack our kayaks for the trip across the Tomales Bay then head out. After lunch, we’ll set up camp, practice yoga and relax for the afternoon. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and go for a nighttime paddle through glowing bioluminescence! We’ll start the morning with yoga, a hearty breakfast then paddle back across the bay.

beach-camp-scene.jpg

In association with River and Ocean Paddling Collective.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

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