Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tequila and Rock and Roll! The 1st Annual Baja Kayak Fest in La Bufadora Mexico was a great success!

Yet another top notch sea kayaking event has hit the scene rounding out the trifecta!  A recent surge in demand for high quality rough water instruction on the wild West Coast of America is being answered by some of the best coaches and organizers around.  The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium in San Francisco and The Lumpy Waters Symposium in Pacific City Oregon raised the bar 5 years ago and are now joined by The Baja Kayak Fest this year down in La Bufadora Mexico!

 Photo by: Kate Ross
Students young and old are making the tour and taking their paddling to new heights, making friends, and partying along the way.  Hitting up all three events may not be possible for everyone, but I would seriously consider joining the fun and excitement experienced when you dedicate an entire weekend to rock, tidal rapid, or surf break skills at a full-immersion-style event that brings together students and coaches from all over the world.

Paddler: Paul Kuthe         Photo By Rob Avery

Each event is known for it's own specialty, but there is plenty of all the sea disciplines at each of these different events.  Short boat surfing, rock gardening, surfing tide and swell, advanced rescues and more. 

Baja has it all just like California and Oregon, but THIS event was mostly about rocking out.  Paddling in the rocks by day and rocking and rolling around the campfire by night.  Good friends, good tequila, and good tunes came together for an amazing weekend South of the border.

Photo by Mike Connell
Victor Leon of Baja Aquatics  opened his home, his community and his heart to our crew and showed us an amazing time.  Thanks goes out to Jen Kleck of Aqua Adventures in San Diego for organizing the 1st of many Annual Baja Kayak Fests to come! (we all hope so anyway)

For the rest of the photos and more info on the goings on at the event check out the slide show.

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