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The Three Things Sea Kayak Surf Workshop

Tom Humphries @tomhumphries

Trinidad State Beach - California, CA

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Many thanks to the Explore North Coast kayak club of Trinidad for hosting their annual "ENC Social Thingy" 4/25-4/28. Their event is posted on our calendar also. This event, the "Three Things Sea Kayak Workshop", is a Meetup event hosted by myself through the Lodi Paddle Club; as such it is not a sanctioned event and is an "attend at your own risk" affair. I am holding this event as a fundraiser for the Marine Mammal Center of Sausalito. This event is NOT intended or presented as an introductory level event. The Three Things Sea Kayak Workshop is an on location event where myself and other experienced paddlers will share perspectives on hazard recognition, safe practices and technique for surf with sea kayaks. Participants should plan to show up with three things in mind that they would like to be more comfortable with. Myself and others will share drills we've used to improve specific skills to the best of our ability. Discussion of drills will start after the hazards and safety portion. The most advanced drills and techniques will be covered first to allow advanced participants the best opportunity for practice and those less experienced the most exposure to new concepts. Some may want to take notes. This will be all land based discussion and demonstration. Depending on conditions many may choose to go out and practice after their participation of the Meetup. Myself and others will likely join those on the water for a surf session after the Meetup concludes. The choice to not launch is NEVER wrong and is always supported. We will meet at 8:30am at the Trinidad State Beach parking area and depart no later than 9am sharp. Conditions of the day will determine final location for the event. Don't be late, we will not wait. Bring yourself, note taking materials if you wish, appropriate kit if you intend to launch, patience, a good attitude and leave the ego behind. I will be off the water in plenty of time to attend the afternoon ENC event. To register for participation please sign up here, then go to the Marine Mammal Center of Sausalito to make your $25 tax deductible donation @ http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/kayak . Once you've made your donation please forward a copy of your receipt to me @ solidrok@hotmail.com and consider your registration complete. You may have some difficulty signing up or using the links if you are not a member of the Lodi Paddle Club or another Meetup group. Some information is masked unless you are a member. All the best, tOM (209)601-0194(text messages only please)