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Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino

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.

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 Coastline that embodies the focus for the day and will build on skills from the previous day.  Day five will be a special journey based on paddlers interests.

Day One - 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.

Day Two - 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 different surf zones of the Mendocino Coast.

Day Three - The Art of Pour-Overs - How many pour-overs can you run in one day?  We will see.  This session 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.

Day Four - 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 a day journeying into our favorite caves.  

Day Five - Paddler's Choice - we will ask for your feedback and design a special adventure

For extra fun – consider adding a Whitewater of the Sea Adventure with us on Thursday September 3.

We are super excited about 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).

Come experience The Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino with us!  You might be surprised what we can show you.  If you can't attend our Labor Day 5 day, consider joining us for our special 2 day trips or rallying your friends to schedule a custom Art of Sea Kayaking Mendocino Adventure.

Previous sea kayak experience and training necessary.  Contact us for prerequisites.

$550/person for 5 days of Instruction and Guiding

Sea kayak and equipment rentals are available.  Contact us for more information.


Earlier Event: September 1
Later Event: September 4
Sea Kayak Rock Gardening Class