740 30th Ave. #117
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
Our new website is under construction. In the meantime, please visit the following pages on our current site for more information:
- Instructional Videos
- Now Offering SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Instruction
- Books: Sea Kayaking Central and Northern California (substantially updated new edition due out in May) and Sea Kayak Rescue
Nobody does the California Coast like Eskape.
Eskape is different. Since we are a small, owner-operated kayak (and now SUP) school rather than a shop, our sole focus is on creating a custom learning experience for you or your group. Most classes are taught directly by owner Roger Schumann who wrote the award winning guidebook on this coastline and has been leading custom classes and tours here since 1992.
Roger is an ACA Instructor Trainer in several disciplines, who is known for his local expertise as well as being a featured coach at kayak symposiums around the country and abroad, for his articles in Sea Kayaker and other magazines, and for co-authoring 2 books on sea kayaking.
- Instructor Trainer Educator, Level 5: Advanced Open Water (the ACA’s highest level trainer).
- Instructor Trainer, Level 3: Surf Kayak
- Instructor Trainer, Level 2: SUP (Stand UP Paddleboard)
- Instructor, Level 4 Whitewater
- BCU Coach
Spring & Summer Schedule Highlights
Class schedule is mostly made up of custom events. If you have a class you’d like to take, let’s pick a date and put it together.
27-28 ACA Instructor Training: L2 Stand Up Paddleboard, Lake Millerton
April (this month is mostly booked with out of town events)
4-6 ACA Instructor Certification Workshop: L4 Coastal Kayak, Half Moon Bay
11-14 Baja Kayak Festival, Ensenada, Mexico
18-22 East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoors Festival, Charleston, S. Carolina
25-29 Filming Instructional Video for ACA on Lake Powel, UT
3 Ranger Training for Santa Clara County Parks
7, 14, 21, 28 Learn to Roll Series, Tuesday nights at NASA Pool, Mountain View, CA
Other May dates available for custom classes.