Tsunami Rangers Paddle Big Sur

by Eric Soares on September 2, 2010

Typical Tsunami Ranger action

Typical Tsunami Ranger action

I just returned from a fantastic sea kayaking trip on the southern Big Sur coast.  Nine members of our Tsunami Rangers kayaking team spent several days exploring every nook and cranny of a short stretch of beautiful Big Sur. Our team policy prohibits me from naming the exact location, so try to guess from the photos.  Here are some of the highlights:

  1. We saw blue whales, yes giant BLUE whales!
  2. We saw one sea otter, yes a cute little SEA otter!
  3. We surfed daily at our private beach.
  4. We enjoyed kayaking in the amazing rock gardens.
Tsunami Rangers do the obligatory paddle salute

Tsunami Rangers do the obligatory paddle salute

The weather was quite warm for 3 days (80F), and the water was a relatively warm 60F.  It then drizzled a bit and the fog rolled in, but we sure didn’t mind.  If you are a good paddler looking for a challenging and amazing place to kayak, check out Big Sur on the central California coast. Though Highway 1 was choked with cars and all the campgrounds were full, we encountered NOT ONE PERSON while on the water. 

Sunset from our secret camp at Big Sur

Sunset from our secret camp at Big Sur

Erik the Red says “Check it out!”

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John Soares September 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Eric, Michael Powers took some great shots. I especially like the sunset pic. The horizon looks clear. Did you see a green flash?


Stephanie Hoffman September 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm


I LOVE your new website…awesome content and pictures! Big Sur is one of my favorite places on the planet; I’ve explored it many times, though not quite like you did!


Eric Soares September 3, 2010 at 12:08 am

I’m glad you both like Big Sur and the photos. We looked for but did not see a green flash. There was a bit of fog on the horizon, and thus no flash.


micaila September 3, 2010 at 12:47 am

Blogging= Right on!
P.S. Blue whales? WOW!!


Eric Soares September 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Yep, blue whales. Unfortunately, they were a mile out and only came to the surface for a second or two. It was too difficult to get a photo of them.


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