Monday, August 19, 2019

Wave in a Cave

Check out my latest HOT Lap video.

My goal for the hot lap series is 1 minute videos that are FUN!!! My goal is to capture a play spot or a before or after work paddle and share it in a quick 1 minute video. Quick means 2 things - 1 minute in length but also a quick edit. Too often, we spend hours editing videos trying to get them to be perfect. My goal is to get faster in my video editing yet still produce a decent video.

Be sure to subscribe to Liquid Fusion Kayaking's YouTube Channel to see them and to see the longer edits. You also might catch them on our Instagram or Facebook.

Be sure to like, comment, and share - this keeps me motivated to keep producing them.

Here's my latest video -


A day at the beach morphs into a sea cave kayak surf session. The Mendocino Coast of California is an awesome playground for whitewater and sea kayaking especially if you enjoy ocean kayak rock gardening and sea cave exploration. On our day off this week, we decided to a beach day was in store. We packed a cooler, beach towel, and of course threw our surf kayaks and whitewater kayaks in the pickup. Cate went for a swim to cool off and discovered this wave in a cave. Of course we had to go surf it. The Tsunami Ranger saying "A wave in a cave is an early grave" came to mind. Today was not the case. Surfing the wave in the cave was great fun and a fun way to spend an afternoon off.

You can watch the video here but best to use this link to view it on YouTube.

Monday, August 5, 2019

HOT LAP - Cache Creek Whitewater

Summer is one of my busiest months on the water so my blog gets a little bit neglected.  I also have to admit that I have been doing more video work than writing.  In the summer, I am guiding trips or teaching lessons most days but strive to get out for fun each day too.  Fun might be a surf session, a mountain bike ride, a trail run, a spin on my Stand Up Paddle Board, a sea kayak paddle, or a rock garden session.
Messing about on the river.
I have been working on my video skills during these play sessions and am creating a series of HOT LAP videos.  My goal for these videos is a quick edit of my media resulting in a 1 minute video sharing the fun that can be had in a before or after work session.  I am enjoying the challenge of editing my footage down to 1 minute but will probably put together a couple of 2-3 minute videos as well.

Here is one of my first HOT LAP Videos - Cache Creek.  Cache Creek aka Crash Creek is a favorite summer getaway for Jeff and I on our day off.  We enjoy the change of scenery, scorching hot weather, and refreshing whitewater river kayaking.

The video is probably best viewed on YouTube.  I hope you enjoy it and will check out more of my Hot Lap Videos.

Be sure to subscribe to Liquid Fusion Kayaking's YouTube Channel for longer edits and a full playlist of 1 minute edits.