Three of us(Thom Underwood, Jane Hardy, and myself) launched at LJ Shores through small surf(1-2ft) and paddled around the point down along the coast to Big Rock. Since the surf was so small or non existent in some spots we could paddle inside very easily. This was a very nice and relaxing paddle all the way to our landing at Big Rock beach where the small shore break was very mellow. We landed and took a nice snack brake on the beach until a photographer wanted to use “our beach” for some wedding pictures. After launching we headed back to the shores with a relaxing pace and practiced a few rolls along the way. Another great morning on the water!
Ikkatsu: The Roadless Coast from Steve Weileman on Vimeo.
In March of 2011 Japan suffered a devastating earthquake followed by a series of equally devastating tsunamis. As the waters receded, an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was washed back into the Pacific – all of which was destined to land on distant shores.
In the summer of 2012 three professional kayakers, supported by a group of scientific advisors, undertook an unprecedented journey to paddle the roadless coast of Washington, and to survey the debris on some of the wildest shoreline in the United States. When they returned, they shared the data they had compiled with the scientific community and put together their story of adventure and environmental crisis in this documentary.
Great instruction – chance to hone your paddling skills from awesome instructors – try the GMC at Kern River this year:
There are three sessions, so you can fit it in between the symposiums sponsored by Aqua Adventures where there is also awesome instruction and a great opportunity to hone your paddling skills! http://www.aqua-adventures.com
But I repeat myself – see you out there! – Teresa
Just received this – don’t know what they will be showing, but looks interesting:
We would like to invite you attend the San Diego premier of the Reel Paddling Film Festival. This is the first time the festival has screened locally. Please help us spread the word to your friends or participants that paddle!
Date: Sunday, February 24
Time: Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:00pm
Venue: The Loft at UC San Diego, free parking on the weekends
UCSD Students $1 advance/$2 at the door
All others $10 advance/$15 at the door
Purchase: 858-534-TIXS or THELOFT.UCSD.EDU
Heading out from Quivira Basin
Paddling out the Mission Bay Channel.
Five of us went out today, on a brisk and beautiful morning.
Heading back, meeting some friends on surf skis.
Photos courtesy of Jay Murdock
Saturday Dec. 8, meeting at 5pm at the shop to decorate kayaks for the Mission Bay Parade of Lights! We’ll launch at 6pm sharp to paddle out along the parade route. The parade starts at 7pm, so we’ll paddle back against it so we can see all the boats! $20 to use one of our kayaks, FREE if you use your own. You MUST be well lit – bring lots of cheerful battery operated lights!!
I knew it was going to be a good paddle when I saw the rainbow on the way to La Jolla. Despite the rain showers prediction, we had warm(60′s) and sunny weather.
Five of us(Teressa, Jason, Jane, Eddie, and myself) launched through lake-like conditions. It was maybe 1 ft. surf and glassy, with 20ft. visibility all the way to Big Rock Beach. Where 3 of us landed and had a snack before heading back to the Shores. On the way back we paddled along with a small pod of dolphins(5 or 6) who seemed to be swimming slow just so we could keep up with them. They swam all around and under us for probably 1/4 to 1/2 mile until we decided to leave them near Horseshoes. The paddle was nice, the visibility awesome, the company great, and the dolphins a nice treat. Another epic day on the water!
At least one man, however, managed to avoid post-Sandy commuting woes. He just did what he’d done long before the storm — commute by kayak.