Monday, July 27, 2009

Went to Mendocino last weekend for a weekend tour/lessons with Eskape Sea Kayaking. We had used them when we first started kayaking, and learned a lot. Now we are going to their more advanced classes/tours (and they are one of the few kayak companies that does tours/classes at this skill level).

Conditions were pretty big for the entire weekend. For non-kayakers, that means the swells (waves caused by storms way out to sea) where quite large. Radio was reporting it as 8 to 10 feet. Made some areas too dangerous to go near, but also made some of the areas protected from the direct effects of swells to be fun to do.

Lots of caves/arches/tunnels to paddle through. They had various challenge levels, from super easy to ones that you needed to time the waves so that you didn't get slammed into a wall (or the ceiling).

I made a quick video showing some of the highlights from the weekend.

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