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Paddling The Petaluma River

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Blog, Clavey News, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Paddling The Petaluma River

Paddling the Petaluma River By:  Jeff Kellogg - Here at Clavey we’re open every day except on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Those are our days to paddle! It’s pretty cool to be able to hit our favorite paddling spots and not have to worry about crowds, because everyone else is working! Most mid-week breaks finds us paddling at different areas, usually within 30 minutes of driving time from our store in Petaluma. Over this last Fall and Winter we’ve been able to paddle on Tomales Bay, Walker Creek, Drakes Estero, and the Estero Americano. These...

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Sit On Top vs. Sit Inside Kayaks

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, Gear Reviews, Instructional | 0 comments

Sit On Top vs. Sit Inside Kayaks

This article appeared in paddling.net which is a great resource for info on all things kayaking! Kayaks come in two basic styles. You got Sit-on-Top (SOT) kayaks and you’ve got Sit-Insides and both are available as singles or doubles. They also come as hard shells or as inflatables. Although there are some major differences between sit-inside and sit-on-top kayaks, they share many of the same parts. The top of the kayak is called the deck. The bottom is the hull. The front is the bow and the back is the stern. On top of the deck...

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Halibut Fishing in the North Bay

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Blog, Instructional | 1 comment

Halibut Fishing in the North Bay

It’s an honest fact that Halibut are one of my favorite fish to catch (and not just because they taste so good). Halibut are solid fighters and when you finally get them to the kayak, well, that’s when the real fun starts. They have a real nice set of chompers and they love to snap at you sometimes when you’re trying to make the transition from the net or gaff to the game clip. And then, just when you think all is well on the home front, they can go ballistic out of nowhere and scare the bejesus out of you. Halibut meat is light and flaky and...

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SUPing the Petaluma River

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog, Places | 0 comments

SUPing the Petaluma River

Written by Ronnie Ayres The historic town of Petaluma sits on the banks of the same named “river” which is actually a tidal slough as most resident paddlers are quick to point out. Either way sounded good to me as the warm sun had me pushing aside my heavily used neoprene booties, still wet from the 40 degree water of Lake Tahoe, 3 hours up the hill.   The Petaluma River once was a major thoroughfare, supplying the agricultural bounty, poultry and dairy products to booming city of San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Beautifully...

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10 Reasons to SUP (Stand Up Paddle)

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Instructional | 0 comments

10 Reasons to SUP (Stand Up Paddle)

1.  Fun – Stand up paddle boarding can only be described as great fun, especially for those people who love being on the water.  That’s why it’s the fastest growing sport on the planet. 2.  Anyone Can Do It – People of all ages are trying it, loving it and including stand up paddleboarding in their recreation and exercise routines.  Many surfers are converting to SUP surfing because they have the ability to catch more waves in a set, as well as offering a better view of incoming sets.       3. Easy – Learning...

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