Sea Kayak Classes


Come spend a morning, day, weekend, or week with us refining your skills in the sea, surf, and rock gardens of the Mendocino Coast.  LFK's Jeff Laxier and Cate Hawthorne are skilled instructors who will accelerate your sea kayak skills.   They intimately know the Mendocino Coast as only locals can.  Their local knowledge will intrigue you with information about the flora/fauna, wildlife, natural history, and life behind the redwood curtain.

Click on the course title for course descriptions and booking information.  All classes are available as a private lesson or custom class.  Contact us about availability and scheduling.

LFK's 2019 Sea Kayak Class Schedule will be available by November 15, 2018.

Art of Sea Kayaking 101Learn to sea kayak! Build a solid foundation of sea kayak skills. May 19-20, 2018 and July 14-15, 2018 and by appointment.

Touring Ocean Rock Gardens - Learn to read the water, choose routes, and paddle in rock gardens as a team.  May 12-13, 2018 and by appointment

Surfzone Fundamentals - Launch, land, and play in the surfzone with control, safety, and finesse.  June 16-17, 2018 and by appointment

The Art of the Pour-Over - Perfect your timing and precision paddling maneuvers to ride rock garden features including pour-overs.  July 21-22, 2018 and by appointment

Magical Mendocino Sea Caves - Tips and Tricks for exploring sea caves and rock gardens.  August 18-19, 2018 and by appointment.

Sea Kayak Surfing- Surf and Play in the Surf in Your Sea Kayak.  May 14, 2018, June 18, 2018, July 23, 2018, August 20, 2018 and by appointment

Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Intermediate/Advanced 5 Day - Rock Garden and Surf specific 5 day Instruction and Play. September 24-29, 2018 and by appointment.

Sea Kayak Camping - Sea kayak, explore, and camp on the Mendocino Coast and Beyond

BCU Training & Assessments - BCU 1-3 Star Sea Kayak Training and Assessments.

Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino - 3-5 day comprehensive sea kayak training with skill building and touring in rock gardens, surf zones, sea caves, and on pour-overs. Available as a private lesson or custom class.  Contact us for availability.

Rolling - Learn to roll or tune-up your roll. By Appointment

Private Lessons/Custom Classes - all of our sea kayak courses are available as private lessons or as a custom class. By Appointment


Sea Strokes - Monthly sea kayak stroke classes