The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino is a 5 day instructional adventure for sea kayakers looking for an in-depth Mendocino Sea Kayaking experience.  

During this 5 day class/tour paddlers will hone their paddling skills specific to rock gardens, sea caves, and surfzones while enjoying the best of the Mendocino Coast.  This 5 day instructional adventure is available for advanced beginner/intermediate paddlers and intermediate/advanced paddlers.


Liquid Fusion Kayaking’s Cate Hawthorne and Jeff Laxier will ensure that paddlers get a comprehensive Mendocino Paddling Experience.  Local knowledge of coastal conditions and unique paddling (play)spots, flora/fauna, wildlife, historical points of interest, and tales of local happenings are all part of the experience.  Each day, we will sea kayak a different stretch of the Mendocino Coast that embodies the focus for the day and will build on skills from the previous day.

Features and skills for the course include: 

Estuary Tour with Boat Control and Rescue Skill Refinement - Our local estuaries are a great warm up for our ocean adventures and have a variety of ecosystems including the redwood forest.  We will utilize these calm waters to perfect boat control skills, rescue techniques and build skills as a paddling team.

Touring Ocean Rock Gardens - The rocky, rugged Mendocino Coast offers endless rock garden possibilities.  In our rock garden training, we will teach strategies for reading the water, traveling through rock gardens, scouting, paddling as a team, launching and landing among the rocks, planning, group management, and safety and rescue.  Of course we incorporate some rock garden play as well (Art of Pour-Overs).

Magical Mendocino Sea Caves- Mendocino is known for it's extensive network of rock gardens and sea caves.  Experience the magic of kayaking into Mendocino's sea caves and learn the tips n tricks for sea cave exploration.


Surfzone FUNdamentals - Launch, land, and play in the surf zone with control, safety, finesse, and FUN!!!  Boat control skills in the surfzone directly transfer to boat control in rock gardens.  We will hone boat control skills as we paddle and play in the surf zones of the Mendocino Coast.

The Art of Pour-Overs - How many pour-overs can you run in one day?  We will see.  Our pour-over instruction isn't just about quantity but also quality.  With our coaching, you will be running pour-overs with finesse and style.  

Come experience The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino with us!  We love teaching The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino.  It gives sea kayakers the opportunity for specific skill-oriented rock garden instruction and the opportunity to experience different stretches of the Mendocino Coast (many that others rarely paddle).  You might be surprised what we can show you.  If you can't attend one of our 5 day courses, consider joining us for our specialty 2 day trips or rallying your friends to schedule a custom Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Adventure.

Previous sea kayak experience and training necessary.  Please contact us for prerequisites and recommendations.

$550/person for 5 days of Instruction and Guiding (paddlers using their own kayaks and equipment).  $725/person includes 5 days of Instruction and Guiding and Sea Kayak Rental.

LFK's 2017 Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Adventures

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate 5 day Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino September 1-5, 2017

Intermediate/Advanced 5 day Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino September 21-25, 2017

Also available as a private/custom trip - contact us for availability

For extra fun – consider adding a Whitewater of the Sea Adventure with us prior to the 5 day class.