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Advanced Open Coast – Tomales Point/Bodega Bay

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


WHO: This class is intended for sea kayakers who have experience paddling on the open coast including surf and rock gardens, solid bracing skills and have a developing combat roll. This class/trip will be taught/led by Sean Morley & Jennifer Yearley.

WHAT: During a coastal journey of up to eight miles, we will look to exploit every opportunity to practice our skills and ‘play’. Much more than a guided trip, we will encourage you outside of your comfort zone a little so that you can advance your skills and experience whilst keeping you safe and having a lot of fun! We will also challenge you to work as a team and think about what might happen if things do not go to plan.

WHERE: We will meet at Dillon Beach car park and launch from the main beach. We will go looking for the BEST conditions to practice the skills we wish to work on. Exactly where we go will be dependent upon the prevailing conditions (swell & wind). Options include Tomales Point, and Bird Rock, where there are a multitude of sandbanks and reef systems that allow us to choose the energy level we want. Or we can head north to Estero de San Antonio and even so far as Estero Americano for a variety of rock gardens and surf breaks.

WHEN: Meet at 9.00am. Be changed and ready by 9.30am. We will be off the water by 4.00pm latest and wrapped up by 4.30pm.

WHY: This course is intended to build your skills and confidence so that you can explore the open coast independently with other paddlers of a similar skill level. The skills covered will also help you prepare for a Level 4 Skills Assessment.

COST: $129.00 (Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 8 – with 2 Instructors)

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Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. Boats & Gear can be rented from our Partners.


June 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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River and Ocean
415 816 8746


Dillon Beach
Beach Ave
Dillon Beach & Mouth of Tomales Bay, CA 94929 United States
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