Lessons Learned

The Hazards of Filming

Awareness and Filming Risks By Bill Vonnegut In recent years, the use of action cameras like the GoPro has skyrocketed in the paddling community. We attach them to our bodies and boats so our hands are free to paddle through heat of the action. Due to the wide angle... read more

Take a class to be a safer paddler – by Bill Vonnegut

 A few years ago I was kayaking in the north end of Lake Natoma, a small lake in Sacramento. Folsom dam releases water a couple of miles up from the put-in that flows through a canyon with some very steep walled sections. Since they release water from the bottom... read more

Trapped Inside at Devils Slide – by Bill vonnegut

“Myself and a few friends got together for a paddle down the coast last December. The plan was to start a Linda Mar beach in Pacifica and head down the coast to Grey Whale cove while exploring the rocky features on the way. The forecast swell for that day was about... read more

A clip from, Point Bonita Rock Gardening, Rogue Wave

This is a clip from our 12min video. This was one of those one wave sets that sneaked around the corner, we had been out for over 2 hours already without one wave catching us off guard. We spent 5 hours near in this area that day and its was about an 8sec day.... read more