Can you judge a book by its cover? No. You can’t. Gazing at the cover of sea kayaking adventurer Jon Turk’s The Raven’s Gift (2009), I envisioned a tale of an arduous sea trek along the icy coast of Kamchatka. And Jon did kayak there. But that’s … [Continue reading] about THE RAVEN’S GIFT, by Jon Turk
When I left my house in Oregon to drive down to the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium last week it was snowing—all the way to Shasta Lake. Bad omen. Then it rained cats and dogs all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Bay Area. Frankly, I was … [Continue reading] about Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium 2011 BRAVO!
At this time next week I’ll be setting up to speak at the GGSKS on the shores of San Francisco Bay. I’ll be giving a multimedia show titled Tsunami Rangers Retrospective. It will cover 25 years of our adventures exploring the microcosms of surf … [Continue reading] about Golden Gate Sea Kayaking Symposium 2011
Fact: Most kayakers who die at sea do so because they get cold then drown. From what I have read and experienced, there are two main types of cold water immersion problems. Here is my layman's non-medical understanding of these phenomena. Cold … [Continue reading] about Kayaking and Cold Water Immersion
(Special blog post from Don Kiesling, Tsunami Rangers officer) Once you’ve decided to get your feet wet with surfski racing, you’ll need more info about training and races to achieve maximum fun and success. Many paddlers choose a specific race … [Continue reading] about Surfski Racing, part 2