101 Surf Sports Kayaking 101 (Beginner Kayaking Lesson)

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Cost $60.00 per person , Class Length: approx 2 hours Group Minimum 3 - Max 6

Kayaking 101 is for anyone who is interested in getting into Kayaking. This beginner kayak class is perfect for first time paddlers. Join us at our San Rafael, Marin County location for a Kayaking class that will teach you the foundational skills needed for Kayaking on San Francisco Bay. (aka Kayaking 101).

101 Surf Sports will cover the various terms associated with kayaking as well as discuss the many different types of kayaks available to consumers. The kaying class is structured to help you learn the ins and outs of the different types of kayaks so you can buy the right boat the first time. Participants will have the opportunity to work on your paddle stroke on dry land with our friendly, experienced and professional ACA trained instructors. After getting the basics down on land you'll then take to the water, with plenty of time to enjoy yourself on the placid San Rafael Canal. While on the water you'll try out the many different styles and types of kayaks that we also carry in our full service kayak showroom. So treat yourself to some knowledge and enjoy the first steps you're taking into the fantastic sport of kayaking!

Covered in the session;

  • In depth Terminology related to kayaking 
  • Detailed Water Safety Overview
  • Kayaking Gear Construction, Material, and Style Types
  • Basic Stroke Techniques

LOGISTICS - Sunscreen and Hats are recommended. Please avoid Cotton Attire as its not good on the water. Synthetic fibers like Polyester are ideal. Things like biking clothes, yoga pants, and/or rashguards make for the best on the water wear. All Paddles, Life Jackets, Leashes, and boats will be provided. Bring plenty of water to drink and a picnic lunch for after your lesson.

Call us at 415-524-8492, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or click here to contact us to reserve your spot. Classes are held rain or shine.

This Class takes place on both land and water. One on One Private on lessons are also available for $65/hr.

Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 03 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Windy Wednesday - Downwinders
Sat Sep 06 @11:45AM - 01:30PM
SUP Fitness & Yoga Class
Sat Sep 06 @12:00PM - 06:00PM
Downwind SUP Safari
Sun Sep 07 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons.
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