We sea kayak because we are drawn to ancient seafaring arts practiced by Aleuts, Inuits, Polynesians, and other coastal peoples. A key part of the appeal is the simple equipment needed—primarily a small boat and a paddle. The whole idea is to … [Continue reading] about Gizmos and Gadgets for Sea Kayakers
Over a decade ago the venerable John Heath and a young Maligiaq Padilla visited Half Moon Bay where I used to live. John told tales of traditional Greenland kayaking, and Maligiaq gave a Greenland-style rolling demonstration with his American-made … [Continue reading] about Greenland Paddles: Fad or Future?
A three-foot dorsal fin headed straight for Jim Kakuk and me as we paddled from Point Tomales toward Point Reyes. My mind was electrified as I sat there with mouth agape as the sea monster sped toward us. It would be upon us in one second. What to … [Continue reading] about How Sea Kayakers Should Deal With Sharks
It’s not too soon to think of Christmas, for two reasons. First, what do you get the kayaker who has everything? How about an autographed copy of Paul Caffyn’s The Dreamtime Voyage: Around Australia Kayak Odyssey, 25th anniversary edition, … [Continue reading] about Paul Caffyn’s THE DREAMTIME VOYAGE
(This is a special blog post from Jim Kakuk, captain of the Tsunami Rangers) Abalone diving is a sport all to itself. Just ask any ab diver! Diving from a kayak combines the two sports—now you have a whole new ballgame! Here are a few … [Continue reading] about Abalone Diving From Your Kayak