I'm in Chico, about 2 hours north of where you will be. Welcome!!!!
I highly recommend that you join California Floaters Society (CFS). They are 500 mostly Sac and Bay Area folks with vast knowledge and experience in the Mother Load…"
"I lived in the Natomas area for several years, and Davis before that, so I'm pretty familiar with the area, though I don't live there anymore. Are you into flatwater or whitewater? There are good options for both."
I'll be moving to West Sacramento this weekend. I'm exited to have many more paddling options very close by.I'll be doing some research on good places to kayak. But any local members suggestions are more than welcome.See More
"Thanks for all the advice everyone. I'll probably take a class of I decide to do any white water, but for now I'll only be doing fairly calm waters anyhow. I got to a lot of practice in lake Jenkinson a couple weeks ago. Practiced rolling…"
"You should look into taking classes with Current Adventures, they have an awesome program with superb instructors. I took classes with them for the last few years, with NO regrets. And for somone like me, its nice to find reasonable pricing :) Give…"
I highly suggest you call Current Adventures in Lotus and see if you take their RK2 class without needing to take RK1 since you have experience. They'll supply a river running kayak and you will love the experience of kayaking…"
"Well I took my kayak out for the first time today. Went well, even though the water was a bit choppy. The kayak is stable but doesn't track very well. I'll have to had rudder or keel sometime down the road."
"I highly suggest taking a class. Learn how to paddle efficiently, and how to get back into a swamped boat. It's not something you want to figure out in an emergency!
Have fun. NorCal is an amazing place to live as a paddler! I miss being up…"
"Sweet, weekend are perfect for me. I might take it out for a test run this weekend, if I can wait that long. I thought I might try it right here in Benicia, sort of near the Carquinez bridge. Not sure if the bay is the best place for a test run, but…"