Course at a Glance

January 23

Recreational Kayaking 101


With Mike Zeppegno & Larry Buwalda

The North Coast has some of the most scenic and pristine waterways for recreational kayaking. This class will give you the skills and confidence to explore kayaking on your own. Instructors will cover boat handling, improved paddling efficiency, tides, currents, weather and water safety considerations.

Wed., Jan. 23 • 9:30 a.m.-noon


This class will be offered again on May 2, 2019.


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.