In June of 2020, myself and another paddler completed a 54.77 mile circumnavigation around Cape Lookout. This came after several failed attempts, where we had to make the difficult decision to call due to weather conditions.
Last week, a friend and I completed a 52.45 mile circumnavigation around Oak Island, Sunset Beach, and Ocean Isle.
This trip was unique because we had to completely rework it on the fly, due to changing conditions.
After some research and consulting with a paddling partner, I decided to purchase a Lendal Cadence paddle, because I needed a working two piece paddle and after having troubles with Werner’s Ferrule, couldn’t justify spending any more money on a two piece Werner Paddle.
This weekend, I completed a 17 mile paddle around Bear Island and got to break in the new paddle and have included my first impressions of the Lendal Cadence.
This week, I spent the day at Emerald Isle, playing around in Bogue Inlet. Conditions were pretty low, but we still had a blast. I had a few not so great rides though.
On April 27- May 4, 2019, myself and another paddler completed a 127 mile circumnavigation around the Northern most barrier island in North Carolina. This amazing trip included a great deal of planning, including some on the fly planning when we ran into weather complications.
Yesterday, a buddy and I completed a relatively short 9 mile paddle from the public access on Emerald Isle to Bear Island and back. When we checked Magic Seaweed for Bogue Pier, it was predicting 1 foot seas by around noon, after 2-3 foot seas the previous day/evening. However, this seemed at odds with the … Continue reading Paddling Into the Wind
This weekend, I did a 13 mile paddle near bogue inlet. This will likely be my last surf session of the year, but I am hoping to make it out to the dam before new years.
In 2018, myself and a group of 4 other paddlers headed out to Mendocino California to do some rock gardening and exploring around the coast of Northern California.
To burp or not to burp, that is the question and I think for most kayakers the answer is to burp, as it is more comfortable when you are swimming.
Recently, while dealing with a failing neck gasket on my drysuit, I discovered another reason why burping is a good idea.
This week, a friend and I completed a short 18.3 Mile Circumnavigation around Holden Beach.
It was a spur of the moment trip, which was made attractive by very calm seas and almost no wind.