Technique

Intro to Rock Gardening – Equipment & Conclusion

Boats There are many types of kayaks that can be used for rock gardening. My boat of choice for a trip will be determined by where I am heading and the conditions of the ocean. If it’s a mellow day, I may feel like just touring around the rocks and maybe run a small... read more

Intro to Rockgardening: Rescues and Training

By Bill Vonnegut An essential part of paddling is preparing to handle a rescue at any time and in all conditions. Accomplishing this requires proper training and practice beforehand. Yet even with appropriate preparation, doing a rescue in the heat of the moment may... read more

What Is Rock Gardening?

The answer in this 8 part article written for Canoe & Kayak Magazine Part 1-8 by Bill Vonnegut A veteran sea kayaking instructor explains the growing sport of ocean whitewater paddling September 24, 2015 By CanoeKayak.com When I mention kayaking, people generally... read more

Make Those Moves Muscle Memory

Rock Gardening Skills with Bill Vonnegut Published June 17, 2015 By CanoeKayak.com By Bill Vonnegut No matter the kind of paddling you do, whether it is SUP, kayaking, or canoeing, you can always benefit from taking a day here and there to work on your form. Good form... read more

Tips On Back Surfing A Sea Kayak

by  tOM Humphries Photos by Mark Boyd Most waves this day were not big enough outside to carry to the break & impact zone, so we stayed inside the soup or in this case settled for catching short rides between the build & dumpy break, which can get tricky.... read more

Just swimming with paddles + video

By Bill Vonnegut Ever since the rescue in Monterey last month. I have been thinking that I wanted to get some swimming practice. This is something we talk about from time to time on our paddles, but end up not getting around too. So Last weekend we decided... read more

Lucy O’Brien running challanging pour over

Our group loves a good challenge. We try to improve ourselves by making experienced decisions and pushing our own limits to improve our skills. Sometimes it may look like boat bashing and sometimes it may look easy. But there is a little more substance behind our... read more

Basic Kayak Rock Garden Skills #1 – Landing and Launching

After reading some of the comments I realized I failed to add a non boat scratching launch where the water lifts you up and you drift off. We have been putting out some great rock garden videos. But wanted to make a video of the skills that paddlers should have before... read more