Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mendocino Sea Kayaking Video

My favorite part of the Paddle Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium is that it gets paddlers to Northern California and some take the time to come paddle in Mendocino with Jeff and I.  This year, we had a whitewater crew the first day for the Stoutside Ball.
Jeff Laxier getting a nice pour over ride in our Stoutside Ball Session. #stoutside
Then we had several East Coast paddlers join us for 3 days of sea kayaking (and a sunset and moonrise surf session).
Sunset - super moonrise surf session. Photo by Jeff Laxier
Day one was a coastal exploration with some rock gardening.  Day two was coastal exploration in sporty conditions with some sea kayak surfing.  Day three was sea kayak surfing.  Paddlers in the video are Snowy Robertson - Dagger Kayaks, Matt Kane - Prime Paddlesports, Chris Audet - Committed 2 the Core, Luke Rovner - Kayak Hipster, and of course Jeff Laxier and Cate Hawthorne of Liquid Fusion Kayaking.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Cate Hawthorne reviews the forecast. Photo by Jeff Laxier
Luke Rovner - aka The Kayak Hipster - made a video sharing these 3 days of sea kayaking.  Here's the video - If it doesn't show up in the blog post, here is a link to it on YouTube.  The sea kayaks that were used in the video were the Dagger Stratos - our go-to for rock garden and coastal play.  Snowy and I paddled whitewater kayaks for our sunset and moonrise surf session including the Dagger Axiom

I hope you enjoy it.  If it gets you interested in sea kayaking on the Mendocino Coast, check out Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Series and 3-5 Day Adventures.
Sea kayaking and rock gardening on California's Mendocino Coast


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Intermediate Advanced Rock Gardening

We are excited to announce that we have just added a 5 day Intermediate and Advanced Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Adventure.  

LFK's 5 Day Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino September 24-29, 2018 is designed for intermediate and advanced sea kayakers who want to paddle and play in rock gardens and surf.  
Sea Kayak Rock Gardening at one of our favorite pour-overs.
This adventure is scheduled over 6 days so that you can enjoy the best of the Mendocino Coast including an off the water day.  This is a great opportunity to see "off the beaten paddle" stretches of the Mendocino Coast including some of our favorite pour-overs and surf waves.


Click here for more information and information on applying.

Sea kayak surfing on the Mendocino Coast of California

Sunday, March 4, 2018

High Performance Surf Kayak Clinics

Tune-up your surfing for Santa Cruz Paddlefest with LFK's Jeff Laxier.  Jeff will be coaching 2 clinics March 22 and March 23 in the Santa Cruz area for hp surf kayakers.  The clinics will focus on improving your paddle out technique, wave selection, take off, diagonal run, bottom turns, top turns, and body/boat/blade positioning for performance surfing.

Etiquette will be a theme through out the course including how to be a good ambassador of the surf.
Paddlers must have a reliable roll and have previous surf experience. This 4 hour clinic is $100/person.

Click here to sign up!