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.

ENC Wear It Photo Contest Winners

We so appreciate everyone for participating and plan to post everyone’s photos in our various newsletters. They were so interesting. Thank you all for participating. We chose Mairead Sardina’s image that showed a group having a fun time practicing safe boating techniques with others; and Eric Loudenslager’s image of canoeing in beautiful British Columbia with two different styles of life jackets. View larger images and full caption here.

A special THANK YOU to Kokatat for donating a MsFit Tour life jacket and Adventure’s Edge for contributing towards a Gift Certificate for our prizes!

Humboldt Co. Life Jacket Loan Stations 2021

Need a life jacket? Humboldt County has life jacket loan stations where you call ahead and see if they have your size available and you can check one out for the day. See locations and info here.

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 $15 fee that goes towards insurance and supporting Explore North Coast.

To attend a paddle event, participants will need to RSVP with a RSVP link to that specific event. A signed ACA Adult Waiver or Minor Waiver will be needed, unless you are a current ACA member and have already signed their annual waiver. There’s a $10 fee for ENC Members who do not have an ACA membership. Please Check the ENC newsletter and calendar for updated information.

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 Coast

MORE… 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

Explore North Coast has Individual Memberships with the option of including the American Canoe Association (ACA) membership. Below lists the difference between including the ACA in your membership or not.

Individual Memberships ENC Member Only ENC Member
with ACA
Annual Dues $15 $55
ENC Club Paddles
$10 $0
Discounts with local businesses*
*subject to change
Yes Yes
ENC Grants for paddling skills instruction, workshops, and more for members with financial needs.
Yes Yes
ACA Member Benefits (click to see)
No Yes

Visit our ENC Membership page to renew or join and to view different payment options. Or to become a NEW MEMBER right away, click on the green button below which will take you to our membership portal page.

Sunrise on Trinidad Harbor