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CKF Article in Ventura Newa

Citizen’s Journal just published an article featuring the CKF trip to Anacapa Island. Mark Sanders’ photos are featured.

Effective Communications is Key to Safer Paddling

Jay Murdock of SDKC has posted a new article Effective Communications is Key to Safer Paddling.

CKF Article in Citizens Journal

Club members Peter O'Sullivan, Ben Lish, and Lee Shurie were featured in an article by Grorge Miller in the Ventura County Citizens Journal.

Kayak Building Plans

You can now download various designs by Duane Strosaker at the link below. Included are the Point Bennett Sea Kayak, a carbon fiber paddle, and a spray skirt.

Email List SNAFU

Due to an administrative problem, some of the email addresses subscribed to our email list were lost. If you would like to re-subscribe click here!

LA City Council APPROVES Summer 2013 LA River Recreational Zone Plan for Glendale Narrows

LA City Council has approved the 2013 Los Angeles River Recreational Zone Pilot Program for Glendale Narrows. The dates will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day from sunrise to sunset.

  • The boundaries will be south of Fletcher Drive from Rattlesnake Park to Egret Park.
  • MRCA Rangers will patrol the recreation zone.
  • LAPD and LAFD will still retain jurisdiction as well.
  • Kayakers may run north to south with personal crafts. Inflatables will not be allowed.
  • Fishing will be allowed with a DFW permit.

Added Member Discount: Wilderness River Outfitters

Wilderness River Outfitters offers a 10% discount on their kayak and rafting trips in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. Trips range from 3 to 12 days and from beginner to expert. Just mention that you are a CKF member.

View this offer and others in the CKF Member Center.

CKF Fest 2013

Don't miss the CKF Fest at Alamitos Bay on May 19, 2013! We are just waiting on our permit from the City of Long Beach but we expect it will be approved shortly. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a club member to attend.

Sunday Paddles at Channel Islands Harbor

Nearly every Sunday morning at 9am a group of CKF'ers launch from Kiddie Beach at Channel Islands Harbor. There is usually no announcement made because everyone knows to just show up. The group meets about 8:20am for a 9am launch. Feel free to join us if you have your own boat and gear.

CKF Logo Apparel & Gear

You can now order CKF logo apparel and gear from CafePress

Duane Strosaker: Maintaining a Cohesive Group

Club member Duane Strosaker has an article titled "Maintaining a Cohesive Group: Procedures for Staying and Working Together" in the April 2012 issue of Sea Kayaker magazine. Many of us have benefited from these procedures over the years. The article is well written and definitely worth reading.

California Kayaker Magazine

The Spring 2012 edition of California Kayaker Magazine is now available. Your local kayak retailer will have copies soon or read online at


Hull Cracker Album Released by CKF Member Steve Wilson

CKF Member Steve Wilson has just released his new album "Hull Cracker" with 8 original kayaking songs. These are the songs which have become much loved by people who have heard him perform at kayak events throughout Southern California.

Steve Wilson Rocks - Web Site

Listen to Songs or Purchase Them

New Greenland Rolling Videos

CKF Friend Wayne Horodowich has released a two-part Greenland rollling video series with Maligiaq Padilla and Dubside. You you can obtain them directly from the USK web site:

University of Sea Kayaking - Greenland Videos

View a Trailer

$1.00 from each purchase goes to Qaannat Kattuffiat (Greenland Kayaking Association) to help them in their efforts in promoting Greenland style kayaking.

Black Skimmer Kayak

Club member Duane Strosaker has released the plans for his Black Skimmer kayak. It is fast, comfortable, and easy to roll. Get more info or view the plans at

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