Loma Prieta Paddlers (LPP) is a whitewater kayaking club, based in the South Bay and beyond.  If you are new to kayaking, new to the area or are just  looking for a group of fellow paddlers; check us out.

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There are lots of great kayak schools around the country and here in California.  You can go for a day, a weekend or make an adventure out of it and go for a week.  Most schools have regularly schedule classes you can join or will let you setup your own group lessons or private lessons if your prefer.

Here are some schools club members have attended and can recommend:

  • EskapeKayak Roger Schumann is based in the San Jose area and teaches private or group lessons at our Tuesday night pool sessions.
  • Golden Gate Kayak Andy Walters is based in the San Jose area and teaches private or group whitewater or sea kayak lessons.
  • Current Adventures  This school is based on the South Fork of the American,
  • California Canoe and Kayak  CCK has stores in Oakland and Sacramento and does courses on the South Fork of the American.
  • Adventure Kayaking Phil & Mary DeRiemer give private and semi private lessons on the South Fork American when they aren't leading trips around the world.
  • Otter Bar A week of "B & B" kayaking.  Great instruction in a wonderful setting with great food in northern California.
  • Sundance Lessons on the Rogue River in Oregon.
  • Cascade  On the Payette River in Idaho with camping across the road from a riverside hotspring.
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center For a serious road trip head to North Carolina and NOC.