Friday, May 30, 2014

Whitewater of the Sea

Hey California Whitewater Kayakers!!!  Don't let the drought get you down.  Avoid the weekend crowds on the South Fork of the American River and come kayak and play with us in the Whitewater, Surf, and Rock Gardens of the Mendocino Coast.

Even on the calmest days we have whitewater features and surf to play and kayak in.

No crowds.  Our maximum trip size for a whitewater of the sea adventure is typically 4 paddlers.

"Off the beaten paddle."  Sure you can come paddle here with other kayak guides or friends.  They will likely take you to Van Damme or Russian Gulch - where you may experience crowds.  If you want to experience the best of the Mendocino Coast - best go with the locals.

No roll, no worries, enjoy the ease of our whitewater sit on top kayaks.

Wanna get your adventuresome friends, family, or significant other hooked on whitewater kayaking - bring them on a trip with us.  We'll get them hooked.

Just know let them know that carnage happens . . . everyone falls in sooner or later.

Kayaking in sea caves is a cool experience.

Even cooler is jumping off rocks into the ocean.

But don't take our word for it . . . Give us a call and come play in the Whitewater of the Sea with us!!!

Ohhh - so you wanna rock garden and explore in your sea kayak?  We know a thing or two about that too!
LFK's Cate riding "Nick's Nightmare" in her Valley Gemini SP Sea Kayak.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kicking It Off

Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Mendocino Spring/Summer 2014 season has began.  This month, we have hosted a variety of kayaking events including community events, instructor training, classes, and tours.

We kicked off the month of May with a 2 day custom Whitewater of the Sea Adventure. We had fun sharing the fun and thrills of rock gardening in whitewater kayaks with 4 returning students.

Then we jumped right into our Monday night Learn to Kayak Series for Mendocino County residents.  This is a 4 week evening course to introduce locals to kayaking.
Gorgeous evenings on the Noyo for the Learn to Kayak Class
On May 8, our 5 day Instructor Training Course began.  We hosted American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, Bryant Burkhardt, to offer a Coastal Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and Instructor Certification Exam (ICE).  We had a beautiful stretch of weather for our 6 instructor candidates who came from as far away as Alaska, San Diego, Tahoe, Burney, and the Bay Area.
Surf zone instruction - on the beach and in the water.

Last weekend, we kicked off our first Tracks to Kayaks, Whitewater of the Sea, and Sunset Bird Paddle tours.
Ride the Skunk Train then Kayak on the Noyo River

Chris celebrating his 50th birthday on a nice pour-over.
A harbor seal entertains paddlers on the Sunset Bird Paddle.
A highlight of May continues to be our Annual Afternoon on the River fundraiser for Books for Babies and Kits for Kinder.  This year we had a spectacular day with sunshine and lots of local families coming out to enjoy kayaking on the Noyo River.

We are looking forward to a busy Memorial Day Weekend.  We still have a few spaces available on our Sunset Bird Paddle and Whitewater of the Sea Adventures including our Whitewater of the Sea Level II.  Give us a call if you would like to come play.