Wednesday, October 3, 2018

November 2018 BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak Training and Assessment

Sea Kayak Class
BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak Training with Liquid Fusion Kayaking
The British Canoe Union (BCU) is the most recognized International governing body for paddlesports for both coaching and individual awarding systems.  In 2019, the BCU is moving away from its well established star system.

For those that want to earn the BCU 3 Star Sea Award, Liquid Fusion Kayaking’s Jeff Laxier will be coaching a 2 day BCU 3 Star Sea Training November 3-4, 2018 and offering the BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment November 5.
Mendocino Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking in moderate coastal waters on the Mendocino Coast of California
The BCU 3 Star Sea Award is known to be the hallmark of an intermediate paddler. Many outfitters including Liquid Fusion Kayaking use this award as a requirement for intermediate level trips. The BCU 3 Star Training is a comprehensive sea kayak training that includes strokes and rescue skills for moderate coastal waters, team work, surf zone launching and landing, and navigation skills.
BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak
Practical Sea Kayak Navigation
Don’t miss out on the chance to earn this internationally recognized sea kayak certification.
Sea Kayak Surfing
Sea Kayak Surf Zone Training

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