You might have not seen this tragic news. Two kayakers died and another was critically injured while paddling back from a day outing in Dungeness Bay in northwest Washington state on Saturday. Our hearts break when tragedies like this happen. Even is ‘warm’ San Diego, we need to be cautious when paddling our bays and ocean. Always dress for immersion, and wear your life jacket. Get more paddling safety tips here: www.americancanoe.org/Top10
Come and hear award winning filmmaker and expedition sea kayaker Justine Curgenven talk about the highlights and challenges of her world first kayaking journey along the Aleutian islands and Alaskan peninsula, described as “the greatest technical sea kayak expedition in the world”. With round-the-world adventurer Sarah Outen, she set out to paddle 2,500km along the archipelago confronting more than 20 long crossings which separate the tiny unpopulated islands. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, these two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh yet beautiful landscape. Justine will show video clips from the highly-anticipated film and tell behind the scenes stories.
The presentation will be held in a beautiful venue in La Jolla, (generously provided by www.belowthesurface.org) that gives us the opportunity to socialize, eat, drink, and relax! We will be providing burgers and the fixings (veggie burgers too!) on the deck accompanied by soda and beer, so come right after work and enjoy the evening overlooking the Pacific! This is a free event, but we suggest a $10 donation to Below The Surface – a non-profit organization dedicated to clean and sustainable waterways coast to coast.
Burgers and socializing 5pm-7:30pm
Martin Johnson House – Scripps
8840 Biological Grade, La Jolla, California 92037
California Canoe and Kayak has just announced Paddle Golden Gate. This three day event will be held February 5-7, 2016 at the Marin Headlands. No further details have been released. This is the replacement for the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium. This new event will offer classes for SUPs according to Sean Morley, event organizer.
Ran across this post and thought I would share it here: http://www.canoemuseum.ca/blog/2015/3/20/construction-begins-on-a-umiak
Saw this in my news feed and had to share it with the club…
Did you know it’s possible to navigate your way to every single NFL stadium in the US by kayak?
It’s true. A couple of days ago Reddit user, /Bhockzer posted the routes to every single one. And while he did have to be “navigationally creative” for a couple, it’s possible to paddle to your next big game even if it’s via a storm creek.
Storm Gathering USA events are sea kayak symposiums designed for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. Although designed for intermediate to advanced sea kayakers, the symposium will also have classes suitable for advanced beginners.
The symposium aims to bring together sea kayakers from all over the globe to celebrate the ocean that we love so much. Classes will emphasize skills development for paddling in challenging conditions, which may include surf, rock gardens and open crossings.
The intent is to draw upon the knowledge and expertise of respected coaches, seasoned expedition paddlers, established retailers and manufacturers to further our understanding of sea kayaking through workshops, presentations and discussion.
More details about the event can be found here.
We have 7 openings for you to bring your own kayak or canoe to the annual estuary clean-up on Sunday, January 18th. This is a rare chance to paddle the protected waters of the San Diego river.
Shifts are 7:30-9:00am and 9:15am-10:45am.
To RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-297-7380
We haven’t brushed up on our rescue skills in a while. Come join us on Sunday, December 21
8:30 – rally at the Aqua Adventures dock
9 am – Launch and paddle over to Mariner’s Cove
All boats and all skill levels welcome. Everyone helps everyone in this adult sandbox. This is a terrific opportunity to test out new equipment, gear, clothing, a new boat, and test your own rescue and/or rolling skills. Get wet, or not.
Canadian photographer Stephen Orlando has a far simpler approach: He visualizes the action using a strip of LED lights. Orlando’s long exposure photographs reveal the invisible patterns in activities like kayaking and canoeing. They won’t upend our understanding of these activities, but they certainly invite us to look at them in new ways.