Jeff Laxier and Cate Hawthorne of Liquid Fusion Kayaking are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, they are patient teachers and they plan great kayaking adventures. We’re always enthusiastic to see their latest offerings. Jeff and Cate will teach you basic kayaking skills in the big swimming pool at the C.V. Starr Center, lead you on a mild paddle along our coast or take you on a wild ride through the rock gardens. Here’s what they are up to the next six weeks (and for Martin Luther King’s birthday).
Gift Certificates – treat your friends and family members to adventure with an LFK gift certificate.
11/24-11/25 BCU 3* Sea Kayak Training – do you have the skills to be a competent member of a paddling team? LFK’s 3* Sea kayak training will give you a check-up and tune-up in skills that include personal skills (boat control/handling), rescue skills, safety and group skills, and knowledge for planning, navigation, and incident management.
11/24-11/25 Intro to Kayaking I in the CV Starr Swimming Pool – learn basic kayak skills in the CV Starr Swimming Pool. This is a perfect first kayak class to learn basic maneuvering strokes and safety skills. Intro to Kayaking II will be held December 15/16.
12/1-12/2 Whitewater River Kayaking II – Take your basic kayak skills to the river. Learn how to use your boat control skills in current and whitewater, river-proof your roll, and apply swiftwater safety skills.
12/8 & 12/9 Rock Garden 101 and Second Sunday Coastal Paddle – Come learn and play for a weekend in the rock gardens of the Mendocino Coast with LFK. Gain confidence and skills in Saturday’s Rock Garden 101 Class then paddle, play, and explore on Sunday’s Coastal Tour.
12/15-12/16 Whitewater River Kayaking I – Learn the basics of whitewater kayaking to safely enjoy and paddle whitewater rivers.
Holiday Whitewater n Surf Safari (December 28-30) – Bring your whitewater kayak and/or surf kayak (or rent one of ours) and join us for 3 days of maximum whitewater and surfing fun. Depending upon river flow and ocean surf conditions – we will choose the best spots for river running, river play, ocean surfing, and/or rock gardening.
Precision River Running Weekend – (Martin Luther King Weekend 2013) 2 days of whitewater river running skills and drills followed by a 3rd day of a class II/III whitewater river run. Perfect your eddy turns, ferrying, boofing, water reading, scouting, rolling, and swiftwater safety.
Private lessons and custom classes in sea, river, and surf are available by appointment.