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Clavey Paddlesports specializes in kayak tours and SUP tours (stand Up paddle) tours in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay and the surrounding waters near Petaluma – including the Petaluma River. We also offer instructional classes in kayaking and stand up paddle (SUP) for the beginner to advanced. We have a weekly newsletter that highlights current tours and classes along with great deals on paddlesports equipment from our fully stocked retail store located at 409 Petaluma Blvd. S, Petaluma, CA or at www.clavey.com. We also offer kayak and SUP rentals from our store location. Call 707-766-8070 for more information.
Aug
2
Sat
SUP Level I – Petaluma
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

SUP Level I

This beginner stand up paddleboard lesson includes equipment overview, paddler safety, how to get on and off your board, proper stance for maximum stability, forward stroke, and essential turning techniques.  The SUP Level I Class is designed to give you the skills and confidence to get on the water and have a fun, safe experience on flat water the world over. Our classes take place in Inverness (Point Reyes) or Petaluma.

Instruction for these SUP fundamentals is done on dry land and in the water.

  • Be prepared to get wet.
  • Wear clothing and footwear that will keep you warm: capilene, neoprene, fleece etc.
  • Wetsuits are available for this class by prior arrangement. Please call for details.

If you don’t see a date that works for your group, call or email us.

Aug
9
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Intro to Kayaking Class

Intro to Kayaking: The emphasis in this class is on learning the technique that will enable you to paddle with maximum control and minimum effort. You will learn the body mechanics behind an efficient forward stroke and sweep strokes, and you will learn how to move your boat laterally. The high and low brace will be introduced. Safety, different types of kayaks and paddles, clothing, and equipment will be discussed. This class starts out at the Clavey store for the morning and moves down to the Petaluma River in the afternoon. This class can be followed with Sea Kayaking I to further your kayaking skills.

Instructor

Scott Terriberry

Scott Terriberry has been a sea kayak guide for 17 years working the waters from Alaska and British Columbia to Baja Mexico. He is A.C.A. trained, W.F.R certified and has taught many classes from beginners to advanced expedition paddlers. He has taught college courses in the San Juans, Tide and Current classes at the Golden Gate, and expedition travel in Mexico and British Columbia. Scott is one of the founders of Point Reyes Outdoors, a sea kayak touring company in Point Reyes Station.

Aug
16
Sat
SUP Level I – Inverness
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

SUP Level I

This beginner stand up paddleboard lesson includes equipment overview, paddler safety, how to get on and off your board, proper stance for maximum stability, forward stroke, and essential turning techniques.  The SUP Level I Class is designed to give you the skills and confidence to get on the water and have a fun, safe experience on flat water the world over. Our classes take place in Inverness (Point Reyes) or Petaluma.

Instruction for these SUP fundamentals is done on dry land and in the water.

  • Be prepared to get wet.
  • Wear clothing and footwear that will keep you warm: capilene, neoprene, fleece etc.
  • Wetsuits are available for this class by prior arrangement. Please call for details.

If you don’t see a date that works for your group, call or email us.

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay

Kayak Tomales Bay and experience the tranquility of a night paddle and magic of the bioluminescence emitted by the blooming dinoflagellates, a microscopic one cell organism. These harmless little creatures can sometimes bloom in such concentrations, more than a million cells per milliliter, that the bay looks like sparkling blue aurora borealis!  We’ll start just prior to dusk, so you can get your bearings while the sun sinks behind the Inverness Ridge.  At dusk we often hear the chatter of herons and see seals, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, bat rays and kingfishers. The Bioluminescence Kayak Tour is our most popular outing and fills up fast so book now for best availability.

Review: “Wow!! I’ve done a lot of things at night, but paddling on the water to an island full of birds and other creatures was a first. The sounds of Jurassic Park and the uber cool visions of my paddle exciting the living organisms beneath was exhillerating. A whole new kind of high. I highly recommend Clavey Paddlesports! Low key guys who know their stuff. I felt completely safe and well cared for. GO DO IT!!”