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Coronavirus Update – Adventure Out Programs


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YES, ADVENTURE OUT IS OPEN & RUNNING PROGRAMS – WITH SAFETY & DISTANCING POLICIES BUILT IN TO ALL PROGRAMS! Read below to see which programs are currently open, when others will open, and general safety and health policies we are undertaking due to the pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us with questions!


Surf lessons in Santa Cruz & Pacifica: ALL SURF LESSONS HAVE RE-OPENED! Private lessons and small group surf classes in SC and Pacifica are on. Email us for private lessons or check out our small group classes online for registration here.

Stand Up Paddleboarding in San Francisco: We are running SUP programs in the famous McCovey Cove (outside the SF Giants Baseball Stadium). Private Stand Up Paddling lessons and tours are booked on-demand: Click here to learn more and book SUP.

Rock Climbing at Castle Rock State Park & Pinnacles Nat’l Park: All rock climbing programs, both group classes are private guiding are available at both locations. Click here for Rock Climbing!

Wilderness Survival Courses: All Wilderness Survival courses are open for registration!  Click here to book a survival class.

Backpack Trips: All 2020 backpack trips are available for private booking. Click here to learn more about our backpacking trips.

Mountain Bike Coaching: Private mountain bike coaching is available in Santa Cruz, CA. Take a 1-on-1 session or form your own group. Email us today for private pricing and to set up a date.


-Social distancing: Instructors will be instructing participants to remain separated by 6 feet at all times per CDC recommendations. We have restructured all our programs and decreased class sizes to ensure this is possible and does not adversely affect the quality of programs.  Most of programs are operating at about 50%-%60 capacity of normal.

-Masks: Instructors will be wearing masks at arrival for all programs. Customers of Adventure Out MUST ARRIVE WITH THEIR OWN MASK. Many programs will allow for participants to remove masks after arrival and check-in (such as getting in the water at a surf lesson) but you must arrive at your program with a face-covering that you can pull up/down throughout the day as needed. Arriving without a mask will be grounds for immediate excusal and forfeiture of funds.

-Temperature Checks: All participants will have their temperature taken (no-touch forehead thermometers) upon arrival.  In accordance with the same procedures being used by TSA at the airports, you must have a temperature below 100.3 to participate and remain on site.

-Heightened sanitation measures: We have always done our best to clean our gear, but in addition to normal protocols, we’ve equipped staff with  sanitation spray and when re-collecting gear from clients at the end of courses, employees sanitize wetsuits, survival knives, etc (just about everthing that gets touched in the classes with bare hands and is a surface which could have virus living on it for an extended period of time). Gear will be also rotated so that it is not used same day or next day for a class, and there will always be at least 2-3 days between use and touch. Hand sanitizer will also be available for use at each program.

Zero tolerance for attendance at any program with fever or symptoms. Clients and employees are asked to take their own temperature before arrival (this is mandatory – if you are enrolled in a program with us you must take your temperature before arrival). Anyone with a fever or other COVID‐19 symptoms may not participate and Adventure Out will reschedule clients to a new date at no charge so as to encourage customers to report symptoms and reschedule without penalty.

We hope this notice can ease some concern for our clientele. This is an extremely difficult situation for us all. We appreciate your flexibility and know we can all work together to get through this!  Nature is healing for us all – let Adventure Out help you get out there and enjoy it!