PADDLING OUT: 31st Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest

The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is always a highlight of my year! The gathering of the paddle surf tribe in Santa Cruz, CA, to surf the world-class waves on offer at Steamer Lane, is a special time and place to be alive. The Lane always seems to deliver the goods for the competitions, but every once in a … [Read more...]

A DOGG TALE: Putting the Party in the Braap!

By: Bobby “The Dogg” Miller WARNING: If a splat in a Party Braap lasts for more than 4 hours, please contact your doctor. (Disclaimer: Exploring Elements has no formal relationship with Liquidlogic Kayaks, and received no compensation of any kind for the publication of this article. The … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Sea To Summit Big River Dry Bags

Sea To Summit Big River Dry Bags MATERIAL: 420 D Nylon with Hypalon Roll Top Closure and Lash Loops FEATURES: 10,000 mm waterhead, double stitched/reinforced/tape-sealed seams, exterior lash loops, oval base, D-ring attachment point at buckle SIZES: 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 35, 65 Liters and 25 Liter … [Read more...]

OPENING DAY 2016: South Fork American River

While the opening release on the South Fork of the American was on Saturday, this year there was tons of fun to be had all weekend in the central California mountains. Saturday was a day filled with on-river clinics by Jackson Kayak pros and a big party at California Canoe & Kayak, all to … [Read more...]

Jackson Kayak: Southern Hospitality

Stoked I got talked into a last minute detour, during a quick cross country drive, to Rock Island, TN to go kayaking with my good friends Stephen Wright and Clay Wright. It worked out great as I got to hang with amazing people that I don’t see all that often, paddle a new section of river, demo the … [Read more...]