Thursday, August 8, 2019

Whitewater of the Sea

In June, world traveler Kyle Mulinder aka Bare Kiwi came out with us for a whitewater of the sea adventure. Kyle was on a Northern California Road Trip for Visit California and GoPro.  Kyle is a sea kayak guide in New Zealand and was super curious about our rock gardening adventures.  As a sea kayak guide, he is used to keeping his participants away from the rocks.  The concept of playing in close to the rocks in areas that other sea kayak guides avoid intrigued him about our trip.

Kyle had a blast on the trip and shared that it was the highlight of his Northern California Trip and thinks it is one of his top 5 adventures worth doing globally.  WOW - considering the stellar Northern California road trip and his adventures.  Here is a link to the video and write up about Kyle's Northern California Adventure.  The video is fun and inspiring.  We were at the end of his road trip and whitewater of the sea is toward the end of the video and blog post.

Check it out and let us know what you think.  We also encourage you to follow Bare Kiwi's Adventures on Instagram.  He definitely knows how to peg the fun meter.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A Semester in Sea Kayaking

How about a semester course in sea kayaking?Or a sea kayak specialty weekend clinic?

Sea Kayaking on the Mendocino Coast with Liquid Fusion Kayaking

Check out LFK's Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Series.

June - September - each month we will hone your skills on a different aspect of sea kayaking.  The skills are specific to the Mendocino Coast but can be applied to other sea kayaking destinations.  Working with students over the course of 4 or 5 months, we see significant progress in their skills and comfort and confidence in dynamic waters.  If you really want to accelerate your sea kayaking skills, this is the program for you.
Sea kayak classes and tours on California's Mendocino Coast.
If you have taken sea kayak classes before (even this series), we encourage you to re-take the ones in areas where you want to fine tune and master your skills.  Every day on the sea is different and a learning experience - take this opportunity to learn under the guidance of Liquid Fusion Kayaking.
Rock garden pour-over play on the Mendocino Coast.
Sea Kayak 101 - Foundation Skills Class - great first class or skills tune-up
Touring Ocean Rock Gardens - Sea Kayak Rock Garden Class - reading water and traveling among rock gardens as a team
Surfzone FUNdamentals - Sea Kayak Surf Zone Class
The Art of  Pour-Overs - Rock Garden and Coastal Play
Magical Mendocino Sea Caves - Sea Cave Exploration
Sea kayaking in Mendocino Sea Caves
Each 2 day class is $270/person using your own equipment.  Equipment rentals are available.  Students have the option of using a decked sea kayak or a sit on top touring kayak.  Reservations are necessary and can be made online at or by calling Liquid Fusion Kayaking (707) 962-1623.
Sea kayak surfing on the Mendocino Coast of California

For extra credit aka extra fun - make the 2 day class into a 3 or 4 day weekend by adding LFK's Whitewater of the Sea on Friday and/or Coastal Tour and Play Day on Sunday.
Whitewater of the Sea aka Whitewater Kayaking in Ocean Rock Gardens.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking is an owner-operated instructional kayak company based on the Mendocino Coast of California. Liquid Fusion Kayaking's mission is to provide fun, personal, interactive, and educational adventures that garner appreciation for wildlife, nature, and kayaking. LFK is owned and operated by internationally acclaimed kayak instructors - Cate Hawthorne and Jeff Laxier. Cate and Jeff guide and teach all of LFK's tours and classes. Cate and Jeff's specialties include sea kayaking, whitewater river kayaking, surf kayaking, rock gardening, and natural history. They are both a bit nerdy when it comes to nature and love sharing wildlife and natural history during their classes and tours.
LFK Owner/Operator/Instructors Cate Hawthorne and Jeff Laxier

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Kayak Safety Clinic

Get ready for summer kayaking season on the Mendocino Coast with a kayak safety skills clinic.

Capsizes happen to all kayaks. Learn how to help yourself and others back into and onto their kayaks after a capsize.
On Sunday May 19, Liquid Fusion Kayaking is going to be hosting a Kayak Safety Clinic.  From 10- Noon there will be a 2 hour on water kayak safety clinic that includes capsize prevention techniques and capsize recovery. $20/person with their own kayak and equipment (must wear a wetsuit). $40/person includes kayak and wetsuit rental. All proceeds will be donated to the Mendocino County Water Safety Coalition.
Good to know how to help yourself and your friends when a kayak capsizes.


Liquid Fusion Kayaking will demonstrate safety skills including how to get back into and onto a capsized kayak.
Learn techniques to keep your kayak from capsizing.