Experience the Thrill of Whitewater Kayaking


Learn to Whitewater Kayak or Build Your Whitewater Skills with Liquid Fusion Kayaking.  LFK’s Jeff Laxier and Cate Hawthorne are avid whitewater kayakers and are certified whitewater kayak instructors through the American Canoe Association (ACA).  We teach classes and private lessons in whitewater river kayaking, whitewater ocean kayaking (aka whitewater of the sea or rock gardening), and kayak surfing.  Whitewater private lessons and custom classes are available for beginners through advanced (class IV).


Whitewater Kayak 101 - Beginning whitewater kayaking class. By appointment.

Whitewater River Kayaking  - Whitewater River Running Class for sea kayakers and other paddlers who have basic kayak skills and who want to paddle whitewater rivers. March 16-17, 2019 and by appointment.

Precision River Running - Intermediate/Advanced Whitewater River Running Class. March 30-13, 2019 and by appointment.

Guided Whitewater Kayak Runs - Journey down river with LFK. Check out our calendar for guided runs on the Eel River.  Also contact us about our "go with the flow" guided runs and custom or private whitewater trips.

  • Whitewater River Run - Eel River Class II/III March 18, 2019 and by appointment

  • Whitewater River Run - Eel River Class III April 1, 2019 and by appointment

  • Special North Coast Whitewater Weekend - Class III April 13-14, 2019

Eel River Multi-day Trips - Join LFK on a multi-day wilderness kayaking adventure on the Eel River.

  • Eel River Hearst Run - Class II/III 2-3 day wilderness journey - Available in the spring by appointment

  • Eel River Dio Rios to Alderpoint - Class II/III 4-5 day wilderness journey - Available in the spring by appointment

  • Eel River Alderpoint to Avenue of the Giants - Class I 3-5 day wilderness journey - Available in the spring by appointment

Whitewater n Surf Safari - 3 days of Mendocino Whitewater Kayaking - the trifecta of fun -  whitewater river kayaking, rock gardening, and surfing. By Appointment

Private Lessons and Custom Whitewater Classes and Adventures - Join LFK for a custom class or adventure on a Northern California Whitewater River - Half day through multi-day adventures and training available.  

Rolling - Private instruction in the pool, river, or ocean

Whitewater of the Sea - Ocean Whitewater Kayaking aka Rock Gardening 

Surf Kayaking - Surfing Ocean Waves in Whitewater or Surf Kayaks


Whitewater Kayaking on Rancheria Creek

Whitewater Kayaking on Mendocino County's Eel River