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Camps and Classes

Camps and Classes are a great way to learn new skills or refine your existing skills. Central Coast Kayaks has staff and contract instructors who are ACA trained in many areas including kayak fishing, navigation, multi-day excursion training, and instructor development. If you are looking for a specific type of class or program, get in touch with us. Chances are that we can customize one of our existing classes or create a program to meet your paddling needs.

Please contact us at 805-773-3500 or [email protected] to reserve your spot in one of our classes.

ADVENTURE CLASSES

Our Adventure Classes are designed to make your kayaking skill grow while paddling in a dynamic environment. Learning new skills has never been this fun! 

SURF KAYAKING LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2 $150 solo kayaks only | 2-4 hours

Level 1: 
Length: 2-3 hrs | Max students: 3

Get started in learning to surf the waves on a sit on top kayak. These easy to get on and off kayaks allows you to learn timing, wave selection, edge turns without needing to roll your kayak. Your instructor will work with you on these and many other basic skills using the shallow water and easy waves of the central coast. 

Level 2: 
Length 3-4hrs | Max students: 3

Take your kayak surfing to the next level using either our sit on top kayak or your sit inside kayak(must be able to roll). Our instructors will tailor your session to your skill base and take it to the next level ! Wave selection, bottom and top turns, etc will be taught. Go beyond the whitewater for true kayak surfing experience. 

Requirements: 16 yrs old, ability to swim and ability to renter kayak on your own

Provided: Kayaking wetsuits, paddle jackets, booties, helmet, water, snack and pictures.

WAVES AND CAVES $150 solo kayaks only | 4 hours

This adventure class is great for the paddler looking to increase their skill around rocks, caves and the dynamic water of the near shore environment. This takes our cave tour to the next level and teaches you the skills such as bow draw, stern rudder, low and high brace, boat control, 

Requirements: Previous kayaking experience, swimming ability, ability to re-enter kayak on your own

Provided: Kayaking wetsuits, paddle jackets, booties, helmet, water, snack and pictures. 

 

CLASSES AND CAMPS

OCEAN ADVENTURE CAMPS $175 | 3 hours | 10-14 years old

Build skill while having fun is a great way to create a lifelong hobby and love of the ocean. Our Ocean Adventure camps include instruction in Stand Up Paddleboading (SUP), Kayaking, and boogie boarding. These camps are booked through the City of Pismo Beach Recreation Department. 

 

Requirements: Ability to swim 

Provided: SUP, kayaks, boogie boards, and wetsuits 

Contact: City of Pismo Beach Recreation Department at 805-773-7063

SURFING

Pismo Beach offers great surfing from the Beginner to expert. We offer classes to get you going on your first wave or your thousandth wave. Our instructors love sharing the passion of surfing no matter your age or skill. 

Group Lessons: 

Length: 1.5 hrs
Cost: $75 
MInimum: 2 people 
Maximum: 8 People 
Requirement: ability to swim 
Provided: Wetsuit, surfboard,leash, instructor, pictures and stoke! 

Family Lessons: 

Length: 2hrs 
Cost: $65 per person Minimum 4 people Max 8 People
Requirement: ability to swim 
Provided: Wetsuit, surfboard,leash, instructor, pictures and stoke!

Learning to paddle, surf, fish etc all takes time and skill development. Our guides and instructors will help you get there in a controlled environment. Our approach is based on where you are now and taking your skills forward to where you want to be.  Each class session focuses on prior knowledge and uses your past successes to make your new skills last. We follow the American Canoe Association guidelines for our classes and can customize your experience to meet your goals. 

KAYAKING

BASICS OF SEA KAYAKING $110 | 3-4 hours

Sea Kayaking is a great way to explore our planet. Learn the basics needed to be successful no matter the water you choose to paddle. Fitting the kayak to you, launching and landing, paddle strokes, boat control, wet exits, and capsize recovery are the basics of mastering the sea kayak and unlock it’s potential. 

Requirements: Ability to swim, get back on your kayak with assistance.

Provided: kayaking wetsuits, paddle jackets and booties. (Sea kayaks optional)

BASIC SIT ON TOP KAYAKING $99 | 2-3 hours

Looking to get into kayaking or just want to improve your basic skill, then this class is for you. Paddle strokes, boat control, launching and landing through small surf and capsize recovery are the basics of kayaking. Great for ages 10yrs old +. 

Requirement: Ability to swim, get back on your kayak with assistance.

Provided: kayaking wetsuits, paddle jackets and booties.

KAYAK FISHING SAFETY CLASS $125 | 4 hours

Whether you have been kayak fishing for years or just getting into the sport, this class will provide you with foundational skills to keep your hobby going  for a lifetime. We work on paddle strokes, launching and landing through small surf, capsize recovery solo and helping somonelse, towing and boat control. This has been our most popular class and meets or exceeds  American Canoe Association standards. 

Requirements: Ability to swim, get back on your kayak with assistance. Min. age 12yrs. 

Provided: Kayaking wetsuits, paddle jackets, booties, helmet, paddle float, stirrup. 

KAYAK ROLLING $60 per session ($150 for three prepaid sessions) | 2 hours

Learning to roll your kayak is the best self rescue. Whether in a whitewater kayak to go down the rapids, surfing your kayak in the ocean or touring in your sea kayak.

Our roll classes are done either in a warm pool or directly in the ocean depending on  what you are needing. We work on your ability and skills over time to master the roll for one or both sides. 

Requirements: Ability to swim,  get in and out of a whitewater kayak(or sea kayak) by yourself

Provided: whitewater kayak, skirt, paddle, pfd, pool entry, instructor. 

RENTALS

We offer a variety of items for rent from kayaks to fishing gear. Please call us for availability 


CUSTOM CLASSES

If you are looking for a specific type of class or program, get in touch with us. Chances are that we can customize one of our existing classes or create a program to meet your paddling needs.


INTRO TO KAYAKING

This introductory course for sit-on-top (open deck) kayaks is a recreation-based course and introduces students to basic paddling strokes, solo and assisted rescues, launching and landing, and general kayaking technique and safety on the protected waters along our beautiful coastline. If you are looking for a fun place to start your paddling career or just want to see what sit-on-top kayaking is about, this class is for you. Includes all paddling equipment.

Requirements
  • Ability to Swim
  • 16 Years or older, or accompanied by adult
Duration

2 Hours

Cost

$65

INTRO TO STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP)

Standup paddleboarding or SUP is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation and for good reason. SUP is a wonderful way to get out on the water, is acceptable for all skill levels and ages, and is great exercise too. All while having fun! If you have wanted to try SUP but weren’t sure where to start, our introductory class is perfect. This is a really fun course to take with a group of friends. Our instructors will teach you basic paddling techniques, on the water safety, and will get you on your way towards your new found paddling addiction, SUP! All paddling equipment is included.

Requirements
  • Ability to Swim
  • 16 Years or older, or accompanied by adult
Duration

1.5-2 Hours

Cost

$75