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Boat Primer #2 – Recreational Kayaks

Recreational is a very general term, and recreational kayaks covers a wide range of boats. This is the category for people who are looking to just go out and have some fun on the water. If you have a more … Continue reading

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Boat Primer #1

We get asked all kinds of questions about all kinds of boats, so we thought we would try to put some of the basic information here on the blog so people can get started. Paddling is a simple and fun … Continue reading

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Wildwasser Convertible Zip Sprayskirt

Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that are the best. Quite often when you’re kayaking on the lake, especially here in California, it’s nice and calm and warm and sunny. You don’t really need a spray skirt. But maybe it gets … Continue reading

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Standup Paddleboarding Yellow Bluff

Matt here with my first blog post for California Canoe & Kayak.  Last Friday I took a standup paddleboard to Yellow Bluff for the first time and it was challenging.  I hoped to arrive to perfect conditions and a smooth front … Continue reading

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CCK Coastal Instructor Training

Every winter we have our year end instructor training/get together for CCK’s sea kayak instructors. It serves as a chance to review changes in policy and procedure and practice skills and techniques on the water, but it primarily is an  … Continue reading

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Moonlight Paddle

The Port of Oakland is perhaps not the most obvious place to go for a moonlight paddle but since our shop is right on the water in Jack London Square, and I spend all day talking about kayaking, it is … Continue reading

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Trapped Inside at Devil’s Slide – a teachable moment.

This is an account by CCK instructor Bill Vonnegut. Bill is a member of the local paddling group ‘Neptune’s Rangers’. For more information about Neptune’s Rangers and their raison d’etre check out their website. Bill and his Ranger buddies have … Continue reading

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Liquid Logic Stomper mini-review

by Bryant Burkhardt First, I’m calling this a mini-review since I’ve only been able to get the Stomper 80 out for one day on a class III stretch. Not nearly enough time or enough whitewater to really evaluate it. But … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Well, it’s that time again. Time when we look to the new year approaching and make some goals and resolutions about what we hope to accomplish. It’s a good time to take stock of where we are and figure out … Continue reading

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The cost of doing business

We at CCK have been trying to keep this blog entertaining and educational, avoiding too much commercialization. But there is a new trend in the retail world that is a little disturbing and Amazon has launched a program that is … Continue reading

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