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ACA Level 5 Instructor Certification Workshop

L5: Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop (3 or 6 Days)

San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands are perfect locations for advanced coastal kayaking with strong tidal currents, powerful swells and changeable weather conditions providing an abundance of learning opportunities and easy access to Advanced Open Water conditions.

Ryan Rushton and Sean Morley invite you to participate in a comprehensive, informative and challenging three or six days of instructor training and/or certification.

Details: The first three days of the course will be an Instructor Development Workshop (IDW). The last three days will be an Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). You may choose to the 3 day IDW, the 3 day ICE or all six days. Attending either the first three or the last three days of this course will also count as a Level 5 Update. The goal of the program will be to provide a supportive learning environment in authentic level 5 conditions. You will invigorate your teaching, broaden your coaching ability and build your experience teaching and paddling in one of the most dynamic coastal kayaking locations in the world.

Please check the ACA Instructor Criteria to be sure that you are eligible for the training and/or assessment.

When: 9:00 AM Saturday, February 1 through 5:00 PM Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Note: Closing date for registration for this course is Friday, January 24, 2020.

Where: Presidio Yacht Club (Travis Marina), Sausalito, CA

Cost: 3 days: $399 or 6 days: $699

For more information or to register, please visit River & Ocean’s website or contact Sean at

Earlier Event: February 1
BC Sea Kayak Leader Assessment
Later Event: February 3
BC Core Coach