Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gone Surfing

Greetings Friends of Liquid Fusion Kayaking,

While parts of the country are putting their kayaks away and getting out their snow toys, we are spiffing up our surf kayaks.  This is the time of the year when you can expect our phone to go to voicemail because we have GONE SURFING.  We are thankful that Mendocino has a variety of breaks, and we have a quiver of surf toys for maximum fun in the surf!
Cate's HP Surf Kayak
Come surf with us!!!  Check our calendar below for numerous surf opportunities - Surfaris, Performance Surfing Classes, and Private Surf Lessons.  

You will also notice that Whitewater River Kayaking is starting to appear on our calendar.  Our fall rains have been priming the rivers.  We are expecting our favorite whitewater runs to be flowing well all winter and into the spring.

The holiday season is approaching.  Give the gift of adventure this holiday season with an LFK gift certificate (or put one on your wish list).  For convenience, we have a fast and easy online system for gift options.  Check out LFK's Gift Certificates.

Below is our fall/winter schedule.  Remember our special fall/winter private lesson rates are available through March.

November 2015
11/21-22 BCU 3 Star Sea Training - Have fun and speed your learning in personal skills  and group sea skills. (2 spaces available)
Rock Gardening in the Rock n Surf Safari
11/23      BCU 3 Star Sea Assessment - The paddler will demonstrate their ability to skilfully control their craft in the prescribed conditions through blending their body, boat and blade positions. (2 spaces available)
11/27-11/29 Rock n Surf Safari - Burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories surfing and rock gardening with LFK (2 spaces available)

December 2015

January 2016
1/1-1/3 Whitewater n Surf Safari - Go for the Mendo Whitewater Kayaking Triffecta!!!  Whitewater River Kayaking + Ocean Rock Gardening + Surf Kayaking = FUN!!!
1/16-1/17 Performance Surf Kayaking Class - 2 day surf kayak class for those looking to have more fun and skill kayak surfing
1/18 Surf Kayak Safari - Full day kayak surf safari - exploring and surfing various Mendocino County surf breaks

February 2016
2/1-2/3  Sea Rock N Surf Safari - Special 3 day sea kayaking, rock gardening, and surfing adventure on the Mendocino Coast
2/5-2/7  Paddle Golden Gate Symposium - 3 day symposium with kayak, SUP, and Outrigger classes.
2/13-2/14 Precision River Running Class - 2 day whitewater river kayaking class for intermediate paddlers
2/15  Class III Whitewater Run - run the river with LFK
2/27-2/28 Performance Surf Kayaking Class - 2 day surf kayak class for those looking to shred
2/29 Surf Kayak Safari - Full day kayak surf safari exploring and surfing various Mendocino Coast surf breaks
Performance Kayak Surfing on the Mendocino Coast.  Photo by David Charles Smith

2016 is coming!!! - Next month, we plan to unveil our 2016 programs and classes but here's a preview of what's on the agenda of fun -

New for 2016 is LFK's Sea Rock n Surf Safari.  This Mendocino Trilogy involves a day of sea kayak rock gardening and touring the magical Mendocino Coast, a day focused on rock garden play - specifically pour-overs, and a day of surfing.  We have our first one planned just before Paddle Golden Gate Symposium to give paddlers the opportunity to paddle two of California's premier coastal environments - the rock gardens of the Mendocino Coast and San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.  

In 2016 we are bringing back our 2 day Performance Surf Kayaking Classes.  We are also added "Play Days with LFK."  These include Surf Kayak Safaris and Whitewater River Kayaking Runs.

Whitewater Kayak Class on the Eel with Liquid Fusion Kayaking.  Photo by Mark Boyd

Best of days on the water,
Jeff Laxier and Cate Hawthorne