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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.
Apr
26
Sun
Kayak Rock Fishing Class – Part I
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
30
Thu
CPR & First Aid Course at Clavey
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Description

CPR and First Aid Course

This combination course will cover CPR/AED/Choking for adult and children as well as Basic First Aid Skills.  The course will be broken up into two sections each roughly 2.5 hours in length. The CPR/AED course will teach the “CAB” CPR technique and will demonstrate the use of an AED.

The topics covered in the First Aid course will range from basic assessment and recognition to basic treatment of specific topics such as: medical emergencies, anaphylaxis, shock, wounds, burns, fractures and sprains, and many others

Location: Clavey Paddlesports

Time: Thursday, April 30th, 5:30-10:00pm. The individual cost of First First Aid and CPR combo course is $85 per person.

Instructor

David has been teaching wilderness medicine and CPR since 2003. He has led remote expeditions for NOLS and other organizations throughout the West, Alaska, New Hampshire and Mexico, and has worked in the outdoor field since 1993. When not teaching on his own for for WMI, David works as the Risk Management Director for a San Francisco based outdoor program. He enjoys spending time in the backcountry, on and in the water.

May
2
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
May 2 @ 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.

May
9
Sat
Paddlesports Opening Day!
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you been dreaming of getting on the water this summer in your very own kayak or on a stand up paddleboard but don’t know what to buy?

Stop dreaming and be sure to join us Saturday, May 9th for the second annual Opening Day On The Petaluma River with Clavey Paddlesports!

For just $5 meet us at the Turning Basin in downtown Petaluma from 10 am to 2 pm and demo our fleet of kayaks & SUPs. Or if there’s a particular boat or board you’d like to try, let us know so we can bring it for you! This is the perfect opportunity to TRY BEFORE YOU BUY AND SAVE!

Your registration fee also includes a ticket for food, refreshments and a chance to win prizes back at Clavey Paddlesports HQ from 2pm – 4pm to celebrate this opening day on the river!  Proceeds for this event go toward the Petaluma Small Craft Center; a local non-profit dedicated to building a public rental center on the river.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Location: Petaluma Turning Basin and Clavey Paddlesports

Time On water: 10:00AM-2:00PM. At the shop 10:00AM-4:00PM

Cost: $5 per person (includes demo, refreshments and raffle ticket)

For more information about Opening Day On The Petaluma River or to make a reservation for a particular boat or board to try, call our store at 707-766-8070.

Clavey Paddlesports located at 409 Petaluma Blvd. South – at the corner of F St. in Petaluma.

May
16
Sat
Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour

Start your day on beautiful Tomales Bay. This is the perfect time frame: late enough so you can stop at your favorite bakery on your way to the water and early enough to get back to the beach so you can still enjoy your share of the bay’s famous oysters. You will meet your guide at the Nick’s Cove boat launch to enjoy a paddle across the 2-mile wide bay into White Gulch, an area frequently visited by the native Tule Elk. On this trip you are sure to rest and enjoy the view of Hog Island, a cormorant nesting area and official seal haul out zone. During this paddle you are likely to encounter bat rays, leopard sharks, pelicans, egrets, harbor seals, Great Blue Herons, moon jellies, river otters, sea stars and many other marine creatures.This is a great opportunity to enjoy the Point Reyes National Seashore and its unique ecosystem from the the heart of it all, Tomales Bay.

Staff

Our staff of guides are experienced tour leaders and paddlers. They also have training in First Aid/CPR, certifications from the ACA, BCU and other paddling-related organizations and love to share the joys of touring our local waterways in a kayak and helping you become a better paddler.
May
23
Sat
Sea Kayaking Skills I
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sea Kayaking Skills I

Join local kayak instructor Scott Terriberry as he introduces you to the world of safety involved in kayaking. Learn important sea kayaking skills while kayaking the pristine waters of Tomales Bay. This is a perfect class for those who have limited experience in a touring kayak and want to increase their knowledge and confidence on the water.

  • Intro to boats, terminology, gear, and clothing
  • Get dressed, teach 5 strokes and launch to practice ( Forward, reverse, sweeps, stern rudder, sometimes various draw strokes). Also included in this section are rescues: paddle float and BCU style “T” rescue.
  • Intro to the tidelog including weather and wind discussions

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.

May
30
Sat
Intro To Stand Up Paddling on the Petaluma River
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Intro To Stand Up Paddling

Intro To Stand Up Paddling Class on the serene Petaluma River 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.

This class will meet at the Clavey Paddlesports store and begin with an equipment overview of SUP gear, paddler safety, and some basic dry land training.

We’ll then move on down to the river for the on water portion of the class covering these SUP fundlementals: how to get on and off your board from a dock, proper stance for maximum stability, components of the forward stroke, essential turning techniques, and how to fall off and get back on your board safely.

  • 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.
Imagine learning how to SUP in the morning and then enjoying the rest of the day exploring the fun town of the Petaluma! Have lunch out, explore the shops, or catch a movie! What could be better?

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

Intro to Kayaking Class
May 30 @ 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.