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.


Exploring sea life along the rocks during a low tide paddle in Trinidad, July 2021

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.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER. Once or twice a month, ENC will publish a newsletter posting upcoming events, other kayaking-related information or changes happening within the club. To see our past newsletters you can click here. To sign up click the link below.


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.


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.


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