Course at a Glance

May 2
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Intro to Recreational Kayaking 101


With Larry Buwalda & Mike Zeppegno

The North Coast has some of the most scenic and pristine waterways from Humboldt Bay to the local lagoons, and river estuaries for recreational kayaking. The experienced and professional guiding team can give you the skills and confidence to be able to explore areas on your own. Instructors will cover boat handling, improved paddling efficiency, tides, currents, weather, and water safety considerations. Release of liability form required.

Thurs., May 2 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

$60 • Class #: 27218

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Larry Buwalda

Larry Buwalda

Larry Buwalda is one of the OLLI kayaking series instructors. Check back for more information about him.


Mike Zeppegno

Mike Zeppegno has been sea kayaking and instructing for over ten years. He was nationally recognized as the "Instructor of the Month" by the American Canoe Association in 2015. He has been presented with many opportunities to instruct and share his passion for paddling through the local Explore North Coast Kayak Club and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Larry Buwalda has been sea kayaking the North Coast for over 30 years. He has been involved in the high quality outdoor equipment outfitting business from the inception of that industry. Larry loves to share his passion for kayaking and the outdoors through a deep involvement in our local sea kayaking club, Explore North Coast.