Aquatic Adventures

Explore the bay on a kayak, canoe or a stand up paddle board, learn and advance your sailing technique, pick up surfing or join a whitewater adventure. Our group activites are offered at great prices and get you on on the water, enjoying nature and making new friends. Private Aquatic Instruction is also available as well as private group tours and aquatic gear rentals.


Center Activities is the regional boating safety center for the North Coast and is supported by the California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways. The Division allocates funds for boating facilities, boating safety education and boating law enforcement throughout California. Center Activities’ aquatics equipment inventory is also funded by Boating & Waterways to enhance boating safety education in Northern California.

Water Safety Requirements: To participate in any Aquatics class you must be "water safe". You must have the ability to swim a short distance using any stroke and be able to tread water for five minutes.

 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness

August 7
Receive all of the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. This weekly morning SUP will take you on a progression of fitness and help
you reach your goals in a supportive and challenging class.
 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness

July 31
Receive all of the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. This weekly morning SUP will take you on a progression of fitness and help
you reach your goals in a supportive and challenging class.
 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness

July 24
Receive all of the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. This weekly morning SUP will take you on a progression of fitness and help
you reach your goals in a supportive and challenging class.
 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness

July 17
Receive all of the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. This weekly morning SUP will take you on a progression of fitness and help
you reach your goals in a supportive and challenging class.
 

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness

July 10
Receive all of the benefits of cardio, core and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym for the fresh air of Humboldt Bay. This weekly morning SUP will take you on a progression of fitness and help
you reach your goals in a supportive and challenging class.
 

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

July 9
Join the growing world of stand up paddling – it’s easy and fun! This course is designed to introduce the sport of stand up paddle boarding in a calm, enjoyable, flat water setting.

Introduction to Sailing

July 9-10

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

All About Sailing – On Water

June 25
Experience sailing with a personalized sailing instructor, and learn how to sail and get comfortable with sailing lingo, wind orientation, water safety, rigging, boating basics and derigging. Enjoy the wind beneath

All About Sailing – On Land

June 15
This free two-hour on-land session will focus on the anatomy of boats, navigation, knots and everything else you need to know before you get your toes wet. This is a great way to feel more comfortable and confident about the sport before your first sailing lesson.
 

Introduction to Kayak Rolling

June 12

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing and 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.

 

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