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How to Prepare for Debacles and Chaos while Sea Kayaking

Today’s post is by Deb Volturno, an ACA Level 5 ITE in Coastal Kayaking and a Level 3 IT in Surf Kayaking. Deb has been instructing for more than 20 years, and is a contributor to several kayaking books, videos/dvds, and magazines. She will be teaching Rock Gardening, Surf Zone Tactics, and “Debacle Deterrent” classes at the Port Angeles […]

Sea Kayaking Basics for Beginners

Today’s guest post is by Rhonda Schwab an avid kayaker and ACA Certified Instructor Level 4, Open Water and Surf. She also has 4 Star Sea Certification and is a BCU Coach Level 2. Rhonda will teach 3 classes at the Port Angeles Kayak and Film Festival, Kayak Rolling, How to Repair Your Kayak, and Introduction […]

5 Tips for Safe Kayaking

This week’s guest post is written by Don Rice, whose desire to ensure safe paddling led him to achieve certification with the American Canoe Association as a kayak instructor and tour leader. He also holds more than 10 certifications from the BCU, ACA and Mountaineers kayak programs. Don has canoed, surfed, and kayaked on the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean coasts. He […]

Paddling in the Pacific Northwest

Today begins a 4-week guest blogger mini-series in which kayak and SUP experts share thoughts, tips, and insights about the sports that they love. Port Angeles adventurer Chris Duff, who has solo circumnavigated Great Britain, Ireland, and New Zealand as well as the eastern third of the U.S. and Canada by sea kayak, kicks off […]

Kayaking Around the Olympic Peninsula

Kayaking around the Olympic Peninsula with waters to suit all levels and ages is an experience you can have only in person, but we’d like to share some photos that might whet your appetite and encourage you to come visit us. [Show slideshow] 12►