Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino

The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino is an instructional adventure series that we created to give sea kayakers a unique Mendocino kayaking experience.  Each 2 day class/tour will enable paddlers to hone specific paddling skills while enjoying the best of the Mendocino Coast with Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Cate Hawthorne and Jeff Laxier.   

This Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Series offers paddlers the opportunity to target what they want to learn and experience in Mendocino by joining us for a specific weekend.  Paddlers can get an in depth Mendocino sea kayaking experience by doing several or all of the adventures in the series.

Saturday will be instruction and training and Sunday will be guided play and touring on a stretch of the coast that highlights the features that we are training on that weekend.  Paddlers can expand the experience to a 3 or 4 day weekend with Friday options of Whitewater of the Sea and Sea Strokes and Monday Sea Kayak Coastal Tour and Play Day.

By doing the adventures with Liquid Fusion Kayaking, paddlers get the most comprehensive view of the Mendocino Paddling Experience.  Local knowledge of coastal conditions and unique paddling spots, flora/fauna, wildlife, historical points of interest, and tales of local happenings are all part of the experience.  The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino is also available as a custom 3-5 day adventure.

The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Series

Art of Sea Kayaking 101 - Develop a good foundation of sea kayak skills.  Day one is strokes, safety, and rescue skills on the Noyo River Estuary.  Day two is a journey from the estuary out into the ocean.  On this journey, we will refine your skills, check out wildlife and coastal rock formations, and enjoy the beauty of the Mendocino Coast.

Touring Ocean Rock Gardens - 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 are essential skills for sea kayaking in ocean rock gardens.  This is the perfect class for increasing water reading skills and comfort paddling in near the rocks and learning how to paddle rock gardens as a team.

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.  In this 2 day course, we will hone boat control skills as we paddle and play in different surf zones of the Mendocino Coast.

The Art of Pour-Overs - How many pour-overs can you run in one weekend?  We will see.  This weekend isn't just about quantity but also quality.  With our coaching, you will be running pour-overs with finesse and style.  This is the perfect adventure for those who want to play and work on skills like timing.

Magical Mendocino Sea Caves- Experience the magic of kayaking into sea caves.  We share the tips n tricks for exploring sea caves as well as spend 2 days journeying into our favorite caves.  We have a couple of tricks up our sleeve for this one - you might want to bring some lights.

Sea Kayak Coastal Tour and Play - Journey and play in the rock gardens and sea caves of the Mendocino Coast with the local paddling experts of Liquid Fusion Kayaking. This is a full day trip where we will paddle and play in some of our favorite spots, lunch on a secluded beach, surf waves, ride pour-overs, and explore sea caves.

Sea Kayak Mendocino - Rock, Surf, n Camp - Paddle into a favorite beach, set up camp, and then surf, rock garden, and explore. 

5 Day Intermediate/Advanced Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino - rock garden and surf specific 5 days of instruction and play.