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!
Editor's note: Every February we pause to honor Tsunami Ranger Commander Eric Soares, co-founder of the Rangers. This year we offer the Fear of Death poem written by Chief Tecumseh. Eric loved to read about Native American Indians. His home … [Continue reading] about In Memoriam Eric Soares August 1, 1953 – February 1, 2012
Editor's note: This topic arose during one of our Tarp Talks on the Tsunami Retreat in November, 2019, and we'd like to share our thoughts on this very important subject. In the past, the Rangers have been vilified as a bunch of chest-beaters, … [Continue reading] about Certification – What’s the Point? The Tsunami Rangers Take On Sea Kayaking Certifications
Editor’s note: This is number three in our Meet the Rangers series. Now that Captain Jim Kakuk has become Vice Admiral Kuk and stepped back, Deb is our Captain although the Admiral reserves the right to have the last word. Also a big thank you to all … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers – Captain Debrah Volturno!
What a great weekend! Three days on the water with a great group of badass women. I love this event for many reasons. One, it takes place on one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen, Hobuck Beach on the Makah Reservation at the tip of the … [Continue reading] about Surf Sirens Shred 2019! The Sirens’ Annual Gathering in Pics and Prose
Editor's note: A special shout out to Tsunami Ranger Capt. Jim Kakuk who was kind enough to go with me to the lake and take pics of me practicing skills since I was so busy practicing them during the clinic I didn't get the photos I wanted. … [Continue reading] about Whitewater of Jefferson State With CWWC Part Two
In an effort to improve my ocean whitewater skills last year I got into whitewater paddling on the Rogue River with the California Women’s Watersports Collective. I had so much fun and learned so much that this year I continued the whitewater … [Continue reading] about Whitewater of Jefferson State – Two Clinics With CWWC Part One
It’s a wonderful life. On May 13 I drove down to TR John Lull’s house on the Northern California coast in El Granada. Hung out for a few hours catching up and then headed over to TR El Rey’s place in Moss Beach. Had a great salmon dinner courtesy El … [Continue reading] about Tsunami Surf Session at Pillar Point
Editor's note: This post was written mostly by Cmdr. Michael Powers with additional text from Confessions of a Wave Warrior by Cmdr. Eric Soares and a little bit extra from Lt. JG Nancy Soares. Also edited by Michael's wife, Nani Venegas. Photos … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers! – Commander/Shaman Michael Powers