Helpful Links for Paddlers
Paddling groups in this area:
Area Sea Kayakers, the group for serious sea kayakers. Centered around
San Francisco, Oakland area. "Dress for immersion!"
Kayakers Alliance, meetup group
Lodi Paddle Club, a meetup group
Motherlode Padling Section, a Sierra Club section around Sacramento. Active canoeing and kayak schedule. The person to contact is Larry Deckard at
North Bay Kayakers, meetup group
Petaluma Paddlers Kayak Club, a very active group, free to join. Most trips are in the North Bay out to Pt Reyes area. Join by joining their Yahoo Group. Serious concentration on potluck lunches.
POST, A whitewater canoe club based in Oakland - nice bunch of people with lots of experience.
River Touring Section, of the Sierra Club S.F. Chapter has moving water trips and flat water trips. They publish the Paddler's News Bulletin which includes trips from different groups.
Sacramento Sea Kayakers, paddle Sac area and Sierra lakes, Delta rivers, and the central coast.
Sequoia Paddlers, a Sierra Club section, centered around Santa Rosa.
Thurseve Paddlers, These guys get together every Thursday to paddle around the Bay in the dark in all conditions. Mostly BASK members. Famous for parties on remote beaches. Paddles are recounted on their Blog.
Western Sea Kayakers, sea kayaking group centered in the South Bay area.
Western Waters Canoe Club, open boat paddlers group centered around San Jose.
American Canoe Association: the national association for all paddle sports.
California Floaters Society: rafting
Great American Days provides some general information about different kinds of kayaking