Learn the basics of kayaking then expand your skills in the open ocean, surf zone and campus pools. Paddling clubs and adventure trips allow you to test your skills while exploring the ocean, lakes and rivers of the West. Our Sea Kayaking program has something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy the splendor of the marine environment, exercise for a few hours or develop new friendships. Expect to get wet!
Our entry level "Sit-On-Top" kayaks are fun and stable, perfect for beginners. There is no prior skill requirement so they are ideal for a group of friends to come down and enjoy a fun afternoon paddle in the marina. UCLA students kayak free with "Sit-On-Top" kayaks during regular rental hours!
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Kayaking Outlines and Manuals
Sea Kayaking I
Sea Kayaking I Class Outline (PDF)
Sea Kayaking I Class Handouts (PDF)
Sea Kayaking Class Information (PDF)
Sea Kayaking II
Sea Kayaking II Class Outline (PDF)
Sea Kayaking II Handouts (PDF)
Sea Kayaking III
Sea Kayaking III Class Outline (PDF)
Sea Kayaking III Class Handouts (PDF)
Sea Kayaking IV
Sea Kayaking IV Class Outline (PDF)
Sea Kayaking IV Class Handouts (PDF)
Birding By Kayak
Birding By Kayak Class Information (PDF)
Sunset Full-Moon Paddle
Sunset Full-Moon Paddle Class Information (PDF)
Click here to check out our Birding by Kayak video!
Use the kayaking e-mail list & MyUCLA kayaking subscription to find out about upcoming trips and events and stay in touch when you're off the water! Find paddle partners, view & post kayaking photos, trip reports and more. It's the next best thing to being here!
UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-0048 | email@example.com