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Mendocino SUP Getaway

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Blog, Clavey News, Places | 0 comments

Mendocino SUP Getaway

I grew up going to Mendocino, at the very least, a couple of times a year. Mom and Dad would pack up the old Vista Cruiser and head up to the Seafoam Lodge for a weekend of abalone diving, bacon and eggs cooked on the beach, epic struggles in and out of 7mm neoprene and dinnertime feasts of whatever we could pull out of the sea. I loved those getaways when I was a kid and to this very weekend, I still do. Things have changed a little in the past fifty years (I think I may have just dated myself): I no longer dive for abs (mainly because the...

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Halibut Fishing in the North Bay

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Blog, Clavey News, Instructional | 1 comment

Halibut Fishing in the North Bay

Who wants to start thinking of Halibut in March? I do, I do! It’s an honest fact that Halibut are one of my favorite fish to catch (and not just because they taste so good). Halibut are solid fighters and when you finally get them to the kayak, well, that’s when the real fun starts. They have a real nice set of chompers and they love to snap at you sometimes when you’re trying to make the transition from the net or gaff to the game clip. And then, just when you think all is well on the home front, they can go ballistic out of nowhere and...

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Choosing Your First Stand Up Paddleboard

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Blog, Clavey News, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Choosing Your First Stand Up Paddleboard

••••• This article can also be read in the Summer 2013 issue of California Paddler. You can get a copy in the shop or read it online at calpaddlermag.com ••••• Choosing your first Stand Up Paddleboard – What to get? What to get? What to get? *Pre-article Factoids to Keep in Mind: Length of the board on the water equates to speed, speed becomes glide & inertia, glide & inertia mean you paddle less and go farther. Beam (or width) becomes drag, slowing you down and making you work harder. On the water, every inch in length is an...

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SUPing the Petaluma River

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog, Places | 0 comments

SUPing the Petaluma River

Written by Ronnie Ayres With a couple of days of winter still on the calendar, a quick drop in elevation down to Sonoma County gave rise to the temperature and evidence of an early Spring in progress. The historic town of Petaluma sits on the banks of the same named “river” which is actually a tidal slough as most resident paddlers are quick to point out. Either way sounded good to me as the warm sun had me pushing aside my heavily used neoprene booties, still wet from the 40 degree water of Lake Tahoe, 3 hours up the hill.   The...

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Why Try SUP Yoga?

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Blog, Clavey News, Instructional, Team Clavey | 0 comments

Why Try SUP Yoga?

When people ask me what I’m doing lately and I answer,  “teaching SUP Yoga…” they either know exactly what I mean, or they give me a sideways quizzical look.  So I figured it’s about time to set the record straight and do some explaining.  SUP Yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga is a relatively new activity to our area.  It combines the two complimentary sports of stand up paddleboarding and, yup, you guessed it, yoga!  I tried it about two years ago and was instantly hooked.  This practice just makes sense to me. ...

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