Classes & Activities

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Introduction to Sailing

April 11 -12

Join Center Activities for two full exhilarating days at Big Lagoon and learn to harness the wind on two of the world's most popular and versatile sail boats. We will utilize the Olympic Class Lasers as well as the fun and user-friendly Pico boats that are ideal for entry-level sailing. Each participant will steer and control their own boat. Skills will include rig- ging, sailing theory, boat maneuvering, launching and capsize recovery.

Program Fee: 
$132 HSU Students • $149 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, sailboat & equipment, pfd and wetsuit
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 7 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Day and Time: 
Saturday and Sunday
Location: 
Big Lagoon
Notes: 
Transportation will be by carpool. Camping at Big Lagoon is optional.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 6

Learn to SUP - Stand Up Paddle

April 11

Get a new perspective on paddling while getting a fun workout. Join the growing world of stand up paddling by learning the essential information and skills for the sport. Humboldt Bay provides the flat water, scenery, and wildlife viewing - you provide the laughter and muscle power as you learn basic techniques for a new lifelong passion.

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $40 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructor, paddleboard, wetsuit, booties and instructional materials
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - Next to the Adorni Center.)
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • April 9

Family Walk-In Kayak Weekend

April 11 and 12

Get your family together for a memorable paddling excursion at an unbeatable value! Kids kayak for free on these Family Fun Weekends. Our staff gives a brief safety talk and introduction to the boats, then your family can cast off our dock to lead your own adventure. 

Program Fee: 
$20 Per Adult, Children paddle free (limit 2 per adult)
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday of the Month • Drop-in anytime between 11:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center • 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka

Moonrise Paddle Tour

April 11
Come for a Saturday evening paddle and watch the moon rise through the Humboldt Bay mist. We provide a choice of kayak or canoe and experienced guides to run these short hour and a half adventures.
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 7:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the paddle

Moonrise Paddle Tour

April 11
Come for a Saturday evening paddle and watch the moon rise through the Humboldt Bay mist. We provide a choice of kayak or canoe and experienced guides to run these short hour and a half adventures.
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 7:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the paddle

Lumberjack Paddle Tour- Humboldt Bay & Samoa Cookhouse

April 12
Join us for a paddle on the Eureka Waterfront and Woodley Island area. This tour will put in at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. There will be plenty of opportunity to view wildlife, paddle and enjoy the waterfront from the bay. It will conclude at the Samoa Cookhouse and Historic Logging Museum for a late all you can eat lunch. 
Program Fee: 
$45 HSU Students • $55 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
transportation, instruction, sea kayaks, gear and meal at Samoa Cookhouse
Day and Time: 
Sunday •10:30 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on the HSU Campus. For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange a meeting time at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • April 9

Introduction to Kayak Rolling

April 12

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing. From there we will progress to combat roll instruction. This will be accomplished with a combination of individual instruction and practice time at the Arcata Community Pool. If one of these dates doesn’t work with your schedule please contact us about private kayak roll instruction.

Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $28 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Arcata Community Pool
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the course

Introduction to Surfing

April 18 - 19

This course offers participants the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing! Designed for the individual having little or no surfing experience, we will focus on water safety, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, surfboard handling and technique. We will surf where the conditions are best for beginning surfers.

Program Fee: 
$54 HSU Students • $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • April 14 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 13

Whitewater Trinity Paddle with Rafting Option

April 18 - 19

Hop into a raft or inflatable kayak and join us for a day of adventure on the scenic Trinity River. Explore exciting whitewater intermixed with serene, relaxing sections ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing. The section of river we choose will be dependent on river flows and conditions. 

Program Fee: 
$64 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, permit fees & river equipment
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 16 • 6:00 PM Recreation & Wellness Center Room 124
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus. For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange your pick up at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • April 13

Stone Lagoon Canoe Campout

April 18 - 19
This weekend trip will take place at one of Humboldt Lagoon State Park’s lagoons. We will spend the day paddling across the lagoon in canoes. The rest of the trip will consist of hiking to the beach, paddling around the lagoon or swimming. The evening will consist of preparing dinner, watching the sunset, socializing at the campfire and sleeping outdoors with the waves crashing in the background. This is truly a unique way of spending the weekend with a new group of people in a beautiful and majestic environment. 
Program Fee: 
$60 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Paddle instruction and gear, transportation, and Saturday’s group dinnerInstruction and gear
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 16 6:00 – 7:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Saturday • Trip departs 12:00 PM from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus
Location: 
Stone Lagoon
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 15

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