We are a collective of certified paddlesports instructors based in the Bay Area and Sacramento region.

By working collectively we are able to develop, promote and deliver a high quality paddlesports program to our customers.

Mission Statement

The River & Ocean Paddlesports Coaching Collective is dedicated to the delivery of quality, student-centered instruction and coaching in kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Working in collaboration and not competing with outfitters and retailers in the region, we provide:

  • advanced level skills training and assessment;
  • personalized coaching and mentoring;
  • professional guide training and assessment;
  • instructor training and assessment;
  • fun, exciting and educational trips on San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay and the Open Coast.

World Class Locations

The strong currents that characterize San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands combine with powerful Pacific swells to produce one of the best teaching locations in the world for sea kayaking, surf kayaking and SUP. The whole coastline of Northern California is our playground and our classroom. Our coastal courses are concentrated from Sonoma to the San Mateo coast. The American River is the focus of our whitewater program. But we delight in exploring new areas. If you have a venue or event that you would like us to teach at, please CONTACT us to set something up.


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Upcoming Courses & Events

  1. Sea Kayak Leader Training – in Baja, Mexico!

    November 16 @ 6:00 pm - November 22 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Tides Currents & Rough Water

    November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Rescues & Towing

    November 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Yellow Bluff Tide Race Clinic

    November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. L5: AOWCK IDW and Update

    December 1 @ 9:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm
  6. Open Coast & More for Women Paddlers

    December 9 @ 9:00 am - December 10 @ 4:00 pm
  7. Wilderness First Aid plus CPR

    December 16 @ 9:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
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