From time to time, I will plug commercial enterprises I deem worthy of your attention. Here’s my first find: CALIFORNIA KAYAKER MAGAZINE. Edited by Peter Donohue, the magazine centers on kayaking in California. From a first read it seems that northern California and sea kayaking comprise much of its content, which is fine with me.
Here’s a sample of what’s in the Fall 2010 issue, available at sea kayaking outlets today. It starts out with a nice how-to article on eddy turns by Bryant Burkhardt, complete with action series photos and illustrations. Next up is an informative article on leopard sharks by Matt Krizan, which includes several high-quality color photos to enhance Matt’s excellent writing. My favorite article was an interview with superkayaker Sean Morley. You’ll have to read it to find out about Sean’s many and varied accomplishments in the water world. In addition to other good articles, CAL KAYAKER also does product reviews. In the Fall edition, I was most attracted to a review of a DVD made by Helen Wilson called “Simplifying the Roll.” Now I simply must have that DVD.
In short, the magazine is chock full of kayaking stuff worth reading—like Chuck Graham’s destination feature on the Channel Islands. I’d pay good money for CAL KAYAKER, but guess what? It’s free. You can pick up your copy at most sea kayaking shops or can read the PDF version by going to www.calkayakermag.com. Erik the Red says “Check it out!”