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
by Tsunami Captain Jim Kakuk and Lt. JG Nancy Soares Lt. JG Nancy: It was a celebratory weekend. I drove down to Guerneville on Friday to help with the setup. Capt. Jim and his lovely gal Patti were having a party, and what a bash it was! Jim … [Continue reading] about Boats on the Brain
Editor’s note: We decided to resurrect this best-selling classic because it’s just so damn good! A comprehensive description of how waves and beaches behave under all kinds of conditions, Waves and Beaches explains why ships sink, how rogue waves can … [Continue reading] about Waves and Beaches by Willard Bascom – A Review
By Captain Jim Kakuk and Lt. JG Nancy Soares Editor’s note: This post is first in a series of upcoming Meet the Rangers posts. The numbers of the Rangers have fluctuated over the years as people move in and out of the team due to time passages and … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers: Captain Jim Kakuk!
Editor's note: Sometimes I wonder why I keep running a memorial piece for Eric every year. He's been gone 7 years. I guess it's because this was his blog. When he died his last request was that it continue, so I carried it on, and it seems right to … [Continue reading] about In Memoriam – Commander Eric Soares, 1 August 1954 – 1 February 2012
By Moulton Avery Editor's note: Moulton Avery is an expert on heat and cold stress. He gave his first public lecture on hypothermia in 1974. He was executive director of the Center for Environmental Physiology in Washington, DC for ten years, … [Continue reading] about Alert! Help the Paddling Community Save Lives With the COLD WATER SAFETY FUNDRAISING DRIVE
Editor’s note: Every year about this time we like to post something light-hearted in honor of the holidays and to brighten the darkness of year’s end. This article was written by Hilary Atherton, a friend of the Rangers and a very funny writer. It’s … [Continue reading] about Krazy Kayakers – A Komedy of Errors on the High Seas
Editor's note: Thanks to TR Captain Deb Volturno for contributing some of the photos in this post. And thanks to everyone who participated in the Surf Sirens gathering this year. I love this group! The third annual Surf Sirens … [Continue reading] about Surf Sirens Unite! First Class Ocean Whitewater Instruction For Women
Editor’s Note: This poem The Autumn Wind was written by former NFL Films President and co-founder Steve Sabol. The poem was first used for the Oakland Raiders’ official team yearbook film in 1974, of the same title. It also epitomizes everything that … [Continue reading] about Cover Blown at Thunder Cove – Tsunami Retreat 2018
Editor's note: These haiku were written by Susan Whalen and illustrated with photos from the adventures of the Tsunami Rangers. Susan is the wife of TR Dave Whalen, and has had her share of extreme sea kayaking experiences thanks to her … [Continue reading] about Haiku: In Honor of the Tsunami Rangers
Editor's Note: A big shout out to Melissa DeMarie and Liz Meheve of California Women's Watersport Collective for some of the photos featured in this post! You guys are awesome! The Tsunami Rangers have a tradition of training in the trees. One of … [Continue reading] about The Outdoor Gym – Kayak Fitness That’s Free and Wild!
Over the years Life beats us up. Not whining, just stating facts. Therefore, it is SO GOOD to be around women who remind me of my younger self: rowdy, boisterous, athletic, outdoorsy, a little bit raunchy, funny, fun, supportive, smart and creative, … [Continue reading] about Crossing Over – Four Days Kayaking the Rogue River of Southern Oregon
On May 8 I went kayaking with whales. Because it was a spur of the moment decision I didn’t go over to the coast and spend the night as I’ve done before so it was necessary to leave at about 3:30 am in order to get to Trinidad Harbor by 8. I love the … [Continue reading] about Whale Watching From a Kayak – Gray Whales in Trinidad Harbor