A full day of formal instruction is essential for anyone who wishes to develop the kayaking skills necessary to explore our vast marine and lake resources.
Kayaking skills, safety, assisted and self rescues are taught during these informative, fun and wet days!
Certificate showing proof of course completion provided at the end of class
Minimum of 3 or $375
Taught at Moss Landing Harbor
Email Kim to arrange a private class at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sea Kayakers:
Welcome to KSS, a Kayaking Skills and Safety Class. We are delighted to teach people the paddling and safety skills needed to sea kayak in our area. The central California coast offers a tremendous variety of marine resources to explore by kayak. The skills that you develop in this class will provide a solid foundation as you begin to explore our incredible coastal waters.
We will meet at the public boat launch ramp in North Moss Landing Harbor just behind Monterey Bay Kayaks (2360 Hwy One) at 9:00am. We’ll make a stop for lunch and be back on land by 2:30pm, wrapping up by 3:00.
The format for this class includes an introduction to sea kayaking beginning with boat design and equipment used. On land, we discuss basic strokes and what is meant by a ‘wet exit’. The morning is spent working on strokes, we break for lunch and then spend the afternoon demonstrating and practicing rescues. You will be submerged in the water for several minutes during each rescue so the following suggestions of clothing are essential for your comfort and safety.
Please send your height and weight for proper boat and wetsuit fitting. A list of names with that information would be helpful
That covers the logistics for your Kayak Skills and Safety Class! To confirm your place on this trip, please send a check in the amount of $125 per person made payable to Blue Water Ventures to 127 Mason Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Refunds are given when cancellations are made at least 10 days in advance of trip date. A full refund will be given if the trip is canceled due to inclement weather ( rain or wind; not light fog or mist).
Please review, print and sign the waiver. I have attached it here or we will have forms with us. ideally, please fill out beforehand.
I look forward to seeing you on the water!
Kim Powell, MRPA
Owner, Operator & Naturalist
Blue Water Ventures
phone & fax: 831-459-8548
127 Mason St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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DIRECTIONS TO NORTH MOSS LANDING HARBOR
FROM SANTA CRUZ
* TAKE HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH TOWARDS MONTEREY
* TURN RIGHT AT BAJA POTTERY/ MONTEREY BAY KAYAK 2360 HIGHWAY ONE
you will pass Moss Landing State Beach, then Kayak Connection; it takes about 30 minutes from Santa Cruz; this right turn takes you into Moss Landing North Harbor.
* MOSS LANDING NORTH HARBOR LAUNCH RAMP
The public boat launch area is behind Monterey Bay Kayaks (2360 Highway One); park behind MBK in the public boat launch area. When you arrive, you will need to pay your $10 parking fee. Your Blue Water Ventures guides will have your parking permits to leave in your car. You will need $10 when you check in with them.
We will be unloading the trailer from a black Toyota sequoia at the boat ramp directly behind Monterey Bay Kayaks in North Moss Landing Harbor.
NOTE as you’re heading south you’ll see the Moss Landing power stacks on the left side of the highway; if you go over the bridge and pass these stacks you’ve gone too far.
Kim can be reached on her cell phone on the day of the trip at: 831-345-2417
Phone: (831) 459-8548
Santa Cruz, California
Monday – Saturday:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED