Baleen, Bruises, and Beer; or The Whale That Mistook my X-15 for a Large White Sardine

September 5, 2016

ShareBy Tsunami Ranger Steve El Rey King  Near the end of June and during the first few weeks of July this summer large numbers of humpback whales were seen on a daily basis south of the Golden Gate Bridge, especially close to shore in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, California. National and local television stations […]

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Sport Taping for Sea Kayakers

August 1, 2016

ShareEditor’s note: Thanks to Taylor Furry for taping my shoulder with Kinesio Tape and taking the pictures. Thanks also to Robert Kendall for photographing the wrist wrap and helping me with that and thanks to Holly Hutchinson for the RockTape. Sport taping has been around for a long time but lately people have taken it […]

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Crescent City Solo Kayak Adventure

July 4, 2016

ShareEditor’s note: This is my second solo kayak trip ever. It was way cool. I decided to write it in the third person. It just seemed like the right thing to do. She started out on a hot, sunny morning. The drive to the coast was lovely. Cloudless blue sky and tall green forests, a […]

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Greatest Hits “And Misses” of the Tsunami Rangers Part II – The Launch

June 6, 2016

ShareBy Tsunami Ranger John Lull Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a multi-part series, Greatest Hits “And Misses” of the Tsunami Rangers. In this post, TR John Lull gives us his “Greatest Hit”.  Greatest Hit: On a late Summer afternoon way back in the early ‘90s, I pulled into a coastal coffee shop for a double […]

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Adventure Kayak – Not Just For Sea Kayakers!

May 2, 2016

ShareEditor’s note: This post is a follow-up to The Last Sea Kayaker which appeared on this website on March 17, 2014. I’ve been receiving Adventure Kayak for almost two years now, and it makes me very happy. After Sea Kayaker Magazine shut down I was excited to receive my first edition of Adventure Kayak. What a […]

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Greatest Hits “And Misses” of the Tsunami Rangers!

April 4, 2016

ShareBy Captain Jim Kakuk The following stories go along with the YouTube release of the full-length version of the Tsunami Rangers Greatest Hits. You can still buy the DVD on this website but now it’s free to download! At the end of this post click on the link and be sure to add your comments […]

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The Same But Different: Advantages of Getting to Know One Place Really Well in Your Kayak

March 14, 2016

Shareby Barbara Kossy and Nancy Soares Editor’s note: Thanks so much to Barbara Kossy for her thoughts on this topic and for the great photos of Elba. And thanks to her and to everyone I’ve paddled with at Pillar Point for all the great memories! Barbara: There’s an obsession with bucket lists, bagging peaks, hiking every […]

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Epsom Salt: The Kayaker’s Friend

February 22, 2016

ShareNow I’m retired I spend my time pursuing mostly physical interests. Yoga, martial arts, skiing, hiking, camping, and kayaking are pretty much what I do. In order to keep vigorous and resilient I have a regimen. To stay healthy, I eat right and get plenty of sleep, regular massages, and take at least one Epsom salt […]

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In Memorium Eric Soares August 1, 1954 – February 1, 2012

February 1, 2016

ShareEditor’s note: Thanks to my son Nick for this segment of Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. At this point in the poem, Ulysses (the speaker) is walking to the port, soon to depart. Here he begins his final thoughts before departure as a sort of swan song essentially rounding off his reasoning for leaving again […]

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Kayak Resolutions 2016

January 11, 2016

ShareI was at something of a loss as to what to do for the first blog post of the New Year. It was weird. For nearly four years I’ve managed to keep the blog going to honor Eric’s posthumous wish and it’s been fun. Searching for copy I’ve enjoyed trips to Kauai, Sardinia, and the […]

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