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Jackson Karma RG Review CCK instructors Bill Vonnegut and Lily Kelsey took Jackson’s latest kayak out for a spin on our local coast. Here our some of there thoughts about the Karma “RG (Rock Garden/River Guide)” Left to right: Chris … Continue reading

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Is the CCK PaddleFest for Me?

Ask yourself these 3 questions: 1. Do you love paddle sports? 2. Do you like to try new stuff? 3. Do you like to learn new stuff? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then this event is … Continue reading

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Double Trouble

Matt Palmariello Tandem paddling is dynamic, fast and fun.  It’s an awesome way to spend time on the water with friends & family.  For the less experienced, it can be a wonderful tool to help build technique and a way … Continue reading

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Real Life Rescue with Neptune’s Rangers

The importance of practising rescues and adhering strictly to the CLAP mnemonic was highlighted recently during a real-life rescue during a paddle with Neptune’s Rangers. CCK instructor Bill Vonnegut and the rest of the group have been kind enough to … Continue reading

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SUP Primer #1

In past blog posts we’ve detailed the nuances of recreational kayaks, touring kayaks, sea kayaks & whitewater kayaks.  Here at California Canoe & Kayak, we also have a standup paddleboarding program as part of our product and instructional offering, so … Continue reading

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BC Tidal Rapids Trip

The inspiration for this trip came from watching Team P&H paddler Bryan Smith’s fabulous DVD Pacific Horizons during which he introduced the world to the remarkable Okisollo tidal rapid and standing wave. Ever since watching that DVD I have wanted … Continue reading

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Support Strokes 2012

On September 29, 2012, California Canoe & Kayak will launch their 12th annual Support Strokes, the annual fundraiser paddle-thon on the Oakland Estuary. Support Strokes was created in memory of a dear friend of the paddling community who lost her … Continue reading

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