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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The Magic of Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary

December 14, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: This is our last article for 2015. We hope you have enjoyed our adventures! Stay tuned for our next post in January 2016, and have safe Holidays and a wonderful New Year!    Text by Steven El Rey King Photographs by Scott Becklund and Paul Hammond There are many amazing reserves, national parks […]

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Kayak Elba – Your Next Destination?

November 23, 2015

ShareBy Barbara Kossy Editor’s Note: Barbara Kossy has been kayaking the Mediterranean since 1996. She has been to Elba a number of times and it’s one of her favorite kayak destinations. I set up my life so I could travel, and when I travel to paddle I kayak in Italy, paddling the Island of Elba […]

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Sea Kayakers, We Are “Seekers of the Horizon”

November 2, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: Will Nordby, the author of Seekers of the Horizon, began sea kayaking in 1971. He has written for Oceans, Explore, Canoe, Sea Kayaker, River Runner, Small Boat Journal, and Ocean Sports International. He was also the originator of the Sea Trek Paddle Float, a sea kayaking self-rescue device. He worked for KRON-TV in […]

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Rangers’ Retreat – 30 Years On

October 12, 2015

Share By: Captain Jim Kakuk and Dandy Don Kiesling FIRST RETREAT In 1985 Eric and I were on our way to the Port Townsend Sea Kayaking Symposium to do our first presentation, ‘Ocean Survival Swimming‘. On the way we stopped in Southern Oregon at Boardman State Park, and went on a mini expedition to explore […]

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Spring Waters 2015 – A Sea Kayak in the Desert

September 21, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: Thanks to Rebekah Kakuk and Robert Kendall for being my travel buddies and helping with the photos. Sometimes we deviate from sea kayaking and wander into the desert. As Tsunami Ranger Capt. Jim Kakuk heads off to Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and the smoke from thousands of acres […]

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A Paddler’s Journey by Bryant Burkhardt – Review

August 31, 2015

ShareAn adventure is an outing where the outcome is uncertain. – Bryant Burkhardt This book does not disappoint. Bryant has done it all, from dodging icebergs in Alaska and exploring the Channel Islands to creeking in L.A. and captaining the U.S. National Kayak Polo Team. His kayaking resume is truly amazing. It’s a testament to […]

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Kayak Fitness – Core Strength and Stability

August 3, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: Thanks to Robert Kendall for the photos and Medford Judo Academy for sharing the mat. Core stability is crucial to kayaking. We use our core muscles to stay upright in the boat, to flex forward when surfing, to keep our backs pain-free during extended time in the cockpit, and perhaps most importantly, to […]

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Tsunami Rangers Go Inflatable

July 13, 2015

Shareby Tsunami Ranger Commander Michael Powers Editor’s note: Thanks to photographers Rob Cala and Dave Norket, as well as our own Michael Powers, for the photos! TRs Steve “El Rey” King and Tim Sullivan breaking the wave barrier On a day with moderate winter surf conditions, three of the senior Rangers – Steven King, Tim […]

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