The BIAC fleet includes sit-atop kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), and surfskis. In addition, several members paddle their own outrigger canoes (OC1s). BIAC also hosts several Dragon Boat teams.
Learn how to cruise the bay on our sit-on-top kayaks. They are an easy and fun way to exercise while seeing part of bay few get to enjoy. Classes are geared to those who have never tried a kayak or want tips on how to be successful. We teach proper form, maneuvering and how to navigate the inner harbor and Bair Island. Classes offered include:
BIAC kayak classes are offered through Redwood City Parks & Rec.-->Click here to view all kayak classes and to sign up!
Stand Up Paddle Boards are all the rage. They are an easy and fun way to exercise while seeing part of the Bay few get to enjoy. This class is geared to those who have never tried a SUP or want tips on how to be successful. We teach proper form, maneuvering and how to navigate the inner harbor/Bair Island. After completing the class, most participants are capable of safely paddling alone.
BIAC kayak classes are offered through Redwood City Parks & Rec. --> Click here to view all SUP classes and sign up!
What is stand up paddle boarding?
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a full-body workout and a chance to play on the water. Paddle boarders stand at full height on the board, offering a unique vantage point to the San Francisco Bay.
Surfskis are a great way to paddle, which is why their popularity is surging. Surfskis let you enjoy our waters, from flat water to white caps. These classes are geared to those who have never tried a surfski or want tips on how to be successful.
We teach proper form, maneuvering and how to navigate the inner harbor and Bair Island. This class will teach you the basic stroke; training will start on calm water. You will practice how to safely remount your surfski.
Registration for Surfski classes is available through Redwood City Parks & Rec. -->Click here to learn more and sign up!
What is a Surfski?
A Surfski is a long, narrow, sit-on-top paddling craft with a pedal-operated rudder, a self-bailer, and buoyant bow to punch through waves. Designed for speed on flat water, rough water fun, and downwind surfing, the surfski can be a wonderful, splashy way to get out on choppy water and swells, or a cool, calm way to paddle on flat water and discover the inlets and sloughs. Classes teach form and technique. When done well, paddling is a smooth, fluid, motion that maximizes the glide of the boat.
At BIAC, we have just updated our fleet and have all new Epic V5 and V8 surfskis. These are stable, fast boats that "bridge the gap between sea kayaks and high performance surfskis."
BIAC is home to several adult and high school dragon boat teams.
The adult (masters) teams are affiliated with the California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA), and paddle as a part of that community.
Learn more about BIAC membership here.
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