by TR Steve "El Rey" King Editor's note: This post is a lyrical tribute to sea caves. Included are many photos of sea caves we have known over the years. Each cave has its own personality. We hope you enjoy this post as much as we've enjoyed … [Continue reading] about Caves Are People Too
Editors Note: This is our annual tribute to our co-founder Commander Eric John Soares, August 1, 1953 - February 1, 2012. Enjoy! 'Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to … [Continue reading] about In Memoriam – Eric John Soares, 1953 – 2012
Editor's Note: Thanks so much to all the Rangers who participated in writing this post. Another team effort in the bag! Happy New Year, everyone! Lt. JG Nancy Soares: For years there were no women Rangers. Then John Lull sponsored Deb Volturno, … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers! – Cate Hawthorne
Who doesn’t enjoy curling up with a good book in a warm house on a cold winter day, with maybe a crackling fire or a hot drink besides? With Christmas coming this seems like a great opportunity to mention some of the wonderful sea … [Continue reading] about Just in Time for Christmas – Sea Kayaking Books!
Sailors are notoriously superstitious. Just as there are no atheists in the trenches of war, there are no atheists in the storm troughs of the sea. Something about the ocean, its vastness, its depths, its many unknowns, cues an ancient, ancestral … [Continue reading] about Salute the Sea! Propitiating the Ocean for Enhanced Sea Kayaking
Editor’s note: Thanks to Michael Powers, Steven King, and Jim Kakuk for their photos of past retreats! Thanks also to Dave, Don, Eric, Misha, Steve, Deb, Paula, Scott, Jeff, Cate, Dennis, Michael, Gordon, and Jim who are all represented in these … [Continue reading] about September Love – A Tsunami Retreat Retrospective
Editor's Note: Much gratitude to my teachers Ashlee and Jon from Sundance Kayak School in Galice, OR; TR's Jeff and Cate from Liquid Fusion in Ft. Bragg, CA; Jackie from Ashland, OR for the feedback; son Nick and brother-in-law John for taking … [Continue reading] about Rolling With Covid-19
Editor’s Note: This post covers the Womxn's Holistic Paddling Clinic offered by California Women’s Watersport Collective in tandem with Sundance Kayak School of Galice in the Rogue Valley of Oregon that took place on June 18 – 21 this year. 2020 … [Continue reading] about Rolling on the Rogue! A Women’s Whitewater Clinic
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in our Meet the Rangers! series. Previously we’ve introduced Tsunami Ranger Admiral and Shaman Michael Powers, Vice Admiral Jim Kakuk, Commander Deb Tortuga Volturno, and Lieutenant Commander Steven El Rey King. A … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers! – Scott Becklund
Editor’s Note: With apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (A Study in Scarlet) and gratitude to my son Nick Wantz who came up with our title we bring you a discussion of poop in the wilderness. As more and more people adventure farther afield the … [Continue reading] about A Study in Brown – Waste in the Wilderness
by John Lull Editor's note: It's great to have another article by our talented Tsunami Ranger John Lull. Welcome back, John! Thanks for the informative post and for the awesome photos, taken from the Golden Gate bridge by your lovely wife … [Continue reading] about Playing in Tide Rips With A Sea Kayak
Editor’s note: Harold Gatty was born in Campbelltown, Tasmania in 1903. He went to school at the Royal Australian Naval College, and became one of the world’s great navigators. In 1931 he was placed in charge of Air Navigation Research and Training … [Continue reading] about Nature is Your Guide by Harold Gatty – A Review
Editor's note: This post introduces Steven "El Rey" King, one of our most enthusiastic Rangers. Here is Steve telling the story of how he first met the Rangers. Thanks to Admiral of Vice Jim Kakuk, Capt. Deb Volturno, and Paula Renouf for their … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers – Steven El Rey King!