Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Triffecta of Fun

Whitewater, rock gardens and surf zones are a few of our favorite things!!!  The weekend between Christmas and New Years of 2012, Jeff and I decided that it would be fun to shoot for this triffecta of Mendocino kayaking fun.  If all the stars aligned, we could rock garden one day, surf kayak another, and whitewater kayak the next.
Photo by June Ruckman

We created our Holiday Whitewater and Surf Safari.  We were joined by 5 students looking to play and improve their skills.  Our students had all played with us in the rock gardens on our Mendocino Waves n Caves Weekends but did not have much formal instruction in whitewater or surf so our weekend morphed into an instructional weekend.

It was AWESOME!!!  Our first day we surfed

And rock gardened.

Day two was on the Noyo River teaching river running skills.

Day three we knocked the frost off of our whitewater river kayaking skills (literally) and headed to the Eel River for a gorgeous day of whitewater training.

That ended with our students running a fun Class II rapid.
Photo by Jerry Albright

Mark your calendars for the holiday weekend of 2013. In 2013, we plan to run the Holiday Whitewater and Surf Safari at an intermediate to advanced intermediate level so start training now.

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