Confessions of a Wave Warrior


Eric Soares's Sea Kayaking Adventures

Eric Soares’s Sea Kayaking Adventures

What is it like to experience a lifetime of water adventure?  Join Eric Soares as he relates his boyhood introduction to pools, creeks, and rivers and recounts his escapades on the mighty sea as a Navy man and kayaker.

Confessions of a Wave Warrior” is a compilation of Eric’s action-packed true tales of swimming in cold creeks, canoeing down rough rivers, surviving a super-typhoon in a warship, paddling through monster waves, and crashing a kayak into a sea cliff.  With dozens of thrilling photographs to accompany these tales of derring-do, the book chronicles the adventures of a Tsunami Ranger in all kinds of water.

(198 pages, copyright 2010)

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Eric Soares is co-founder of the legendary extreme kayak team, the Tsunami Rangers.  Eric has written over 50 articles on sea kayaking, including seminal works on kayak surfing, rock garden techniques, rough-water night paddling, and sea caving.  Eric developed Hand Signals for Sea Kayakers, used by paddlers around the world, and the Sea Conditions Rating System, based on the River Rating System. Eric co-authored “Extreme Sea Kayaking”, published in 1999 by Ragged Mountain Press. He has produced four award-winning kayak videos, including “The Adventures of the Tsunami Rangers.” Soares and the Tsunami Rangers have been featured on National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. A retired college professor, Soares enjoys swimming, hiking, and martial arts.