December 13 - Whitewater of the Sea - Experience the exhilaration and pure fun of playing in a whitewater kayak in the rock gardens of the Trinidad area.
Whitewater of the Sea I - If this is your first time paddling a whitewater kayak and rock gardening, we recommend taking our Whitewater of the Sea from 9am to noon. Paddlers will learn the nuances of paddling a whitewater kayak and learn the basics of ocean rock gardening. A reliable roll is recommended but not necessary for this course.
Whitewater of the Sea II - for paddlers who have played in the rock gardens with us before, this course builds upon the previous class. We will primarily be focusing on techniques for play - finding features and working on water reading, finesse, and timing as we play, play, play . . . Let us help you to read the water better, move your boat more efficiently, work with the water, and maybe even get a creative with your moves. Paddlers taking this course need to have taken a previous rock garden class. A reliable roll in dynamic waters is highly recommended.
To sign up - contact Jeff or Cate at Liquid Fusion Kayaking (707) 962-1623. Space is limited to 6 students so sign up early to guarantee your spot. The 3 hour whitewater of the sea class is $70/person.
Whitewater kayaks that we recommend for this adventure are river runners 8 feet or longer. The Jackson Zen, Rogue, and Karma RG are 3 of our personal favorites. If you have questions about the suitability of a boat for our class, please contact us. If you don't have a whitewater kayak, contact Adventure's Edge to arrange for a demo.
December 14 - Sea Kayak Rock Garden ClassLearn how to paddle and play in ocean rock gardens in your sea kayak. Jeff and Cate have developed a systematic approach that builds your skills and confidence for rock garden paddling. Instruction, games and drills will work on both personal and team skills specific to rock gardens. Personal skill development will include boat control, launching and landing, positioning, water reading, and self rescue. Team skills of awareness, buddy rescues, and paddling as a group are integrated throughout the course.
This full day course is $110/person. Paddlers are expected to have self and buddy rescues. Plastic sea kayaks are recommended. Please contact Cate or Jeff at Liquid Fusion Kayaking with other questions about the course and to sign up. Space is limited to 6 students so signing up early is recommended.
We are looking forward to teaching in the Trinidad area and working with the awesome paddling community there - Explore North Coast. It will be a nice warm-up for the Storm Gathering USA in March 2015.