Course at a Glance

April 30
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Intro to Recreational Kayaking: On Land


With Larry Buwalda & Mike Zeppegno

This on-land class will focus on everything you need to know for a safe fun adventure on Humboldt Bay. The class will discuss safety issues, equipment, types of kayaks, places to paddle, and what to wear. This is a great way to feel comfortable and confident about the sport before your first kayaking lesson. This course is the first in a series that will help you become a competent and safe recreational kayaker.

Tues., April 30 • 10-11:30 a.m.

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Class #: 27217

FREE TO OLLI MEMBERS: Call 707-826-3731 to register!


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.


Larry Buwalda

Larry Buwalda

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