Welcome Paddling Enthusiasts!

Explore North Coast (ENC) is a sea kayaking club in north coastal California. We live in a beautiful area that offers paddling opportunities galore, and strive to get more people on the water to enjoy this wonderful sport.

We are now starting up our club paddle events! Please review our new guidelines that we have adapted during these times:

Please check the ENC newsletter
and calendar for updated information. 

What We Offer

PADDLING EVENTS. Organized kayaking events are hosted by experienced members about twice each month, ranging from easy beginner, flat-water paddles, to more difficult surf zone practice. Non-club members are always welcome to join us during a club event for a $5 insurance fee.

INTERESTING PRESENTATIONS. We co-sponsor a Speaker Series with the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka which occurs every other month. Topics relate to our local coastal environment along with club announcements. Everyone is welcome! Check the calendar for meeting dates, location and times.

Sea Kayaking the Redwood CoastMORE… Check out our gallery and blog of trips both near and far, interesting articles and links to paddling resources. We also have our own paddling guide for the north coast. You can also subscribe to ENC’s newsletter. Please read the usual disclaimers in the About Us section.

Feel free to contact us. We live in an incredibly beautiful area that offers diverse sea kayaking opportunities, so get out and paddle.

Become a member of ENC

Individual membership is $35/year and Family which is for two paddlers per household is $60/year. This includes membership with the American Canoe Association (ACA),  free participation in club events, a subscription to a Rapid Media kayaking magazine, discounts at local outdoor stores, and a lot of fun with great folks who love to paddle. If you are already an ACA member, you can join ENC for $10/year.

Sunrise on Trinidad Harbor