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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.
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.

Jun
6
Sat
Kayak Rock Fishing Class – Part II
Jun 6 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
13
Sat
Intro to Stand Up Paddling – on Tomales Bay
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Intro to Stand Up Paddling

The Intro to Stand Up Paddling 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. 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. This classes take place on Tomales Bay in Inverness, CA (Point Reyes).

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.

Imagine learning how to SUP in the morning and then enjoying the rest of the day exploring the spectacular scenery and towns of the Point Reyes National Seashore! Go for a hike, picnic at the beach, sample delicious oysters grown in the bay, or dine at one of the 5 star restaurants! What could be better?

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

Jun
20
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
Jun 20 @ 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.

Jul
10
Fri
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!!”

Jul
11
Sat
Intro to Stand Up Paddling – on Tomales Bay
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Intro to Stand Up Paddling

The Intro to Stand Up Paddling 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. 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. This classes take place on Tomales Bay in Inverness, CA (Point Reyes).

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.

Imagine learning how to SUP in the morning and then enjoying the rest of the day exploring the spectacular scenery and towns of the Point Reyes National Seashore! Go for a hike, picnic at the beach, sample delicious oysters grown in the bay, or dine at one of the 5 star restaurants! What could be better?

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