jane_hardyPaddling has opened a world of adventure for Jane Hardy since she began paddling a dozen years ago. She’s paddled a short boat through the Grand Canyon three times, long-boated Baja, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, and Croatia. Yet her real passion is skills – rescue and rolling practices and attends several training symposiums each year.

Jane faithfully paddles with Aqua Adventures Wednesday morning workout group and leads several club trips each year. Jane’s love of paddling has led to her acting as SDKC’s unofficial President, and is always willing to share her knowledge of paddling.

Membership Questions

Gilbert Siegel

Gilbert Siegel has rafted, river kayaked, surfed and played kayak polo in California for years. He knows all the best waterways. During the river season he spends weekends up on the Kern River or on the South Fork of American River, and summers you will find him playing kayak polo on Mission Bay or tackling the surf in his boat at Scripps Pier.

For registration questions or guidance to river and polo kayaking, contact Gilbert at: <Gilbert01 at cox dot net>

Trip Questions

John O'HagenJohn O’Hagan is a San Diego native who loves the ocean and enjoys paddling his SUP. He especially likes to paddle near dolphins and watch them play. You can find him most Saturday mornings paddling somewhere along the San Diego coast.

For trip questions, contact John at: <coachohagan at san dot rr dot com> or the listed trip organizer.

Website/Email Questions

Chris GriffithChris Griffith has been paddling the waters of Southern California for the past 10+ years and is BCU 3 Star paddler. He enjoys spending time on the water discussing paddling, technology, or his twins.

For questions or comments about this website, the club’s emails and newsletters, contact Chris at: <chris.griffith at gmail dot com>


Safety/Contributing Editor

Jay Murdock has kayaked since 2005 as a member of the San Diego Kayak Club, has led paddles in Southern California, and kayak/backpack trips in the Sierras. He has canoed the 50 mile Lake Chelan in Washington, river rafted in Utah, Idaho, California, Colorado, and Alaska, and was an instructor with Summit Expeditions (now Summit Adventure), which offers courses similar to Outward Bound.

Contributing Editor

robin_thumbMay 8, 2018 – In Remembrance: Robin M. Kedward graduated from the Royal School of Military Engineering and went on to serve with the British Royal Marines, leading expeditions to North Africa, the Middle East and to Eastern Europe. He also spent some time Salvage Diving in the North Sea. Immigrating to America, he and his family lived on their 45 ft sailboat and were able to take several trips down the Baja. After receiving his Captain’s License, he operated a number of craft including a private yacht and several Dive Charter boats.

Kayaking is a terrific way to enjoy the ocean and the Baja in particular without having to stand too many night watches. Robin spent much of his time kayaking, hiking and camping in Baja, or listening to Italian Opera.