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The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium 2014

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The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium 2014

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The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium 2014

A Fun-Filled Weekend Ahead!

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24th January 2014

Well folks we are less than a week away from GGSKS #6! We are at record levels for the number of participants and everything is coming together nicely for a really fun-filled weekend. Here is a run down of what is happening: The Symposium kicks off with a Welcome Party on Thursday night at the…

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Saturday Night at GGSKS: Expedition Q – A Story of History, Culture and Adventure

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20th December 2013

[slideshow_deploy id='2815'] Presented by Canoe & Kayak magazine: EXPEDITION Q The keynote presentation at GGSKS 2014 will be by Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry In 2013 Erik and Sarah completed a 65 day : 1,000km journey across Baffin Island with Eric McNair-Landry and Kathrine Breen using traditional skin-on-frame kayaks that they built themselves. Spend a fascinating…

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GGSKS Raffle – Top Prize: P&H Hammer!!

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4th November 2013

Once again P&H have stepped up to support our event with a fabulous top prize for the GGSKS raffle. The P&H Hammer is THE cutting edge ocean play boat on the market today. It is perfect for the California coastal environment around the Golden Gate and it is very fitting that less than a year…

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New Coaches attending in 2014

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12th October 2013

NEW FACES!  We’re proud to welcome a few new personalities to GGSKS this year. Ryan Rushton is joining us from Geneva Kayak Center in Chicago.  Some of you have seen him around at the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium and he’ll be at next weeks Lumpy Waters in Oregon. Ginni Callahan is joining us from Sea Kayak Baja Mexico in Loreto, Baja.  She’s…

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Valley is sending Gordon Brown

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12th October 2013

VALLEY SEA KAYAKS IS SENDING GORDON BROWN!  He isn’t new to GGSKS, but he’s always welcome and is a student favorite.  We’re very honored to welcome Gordon Brown back to the Bay and thankful to Valley Sea Kayaks for generously flying him in from Scotland.  Check them out at valleyseakayaks.com. Valley Sea Kayaks has generously sponsored GGSKS since the…

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GGSKS Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2014

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8th October 2013

Save the Date! The 2014 GGSKS is January 31st – February 2nd We can’t quite believe it, but the 6th annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium is upon us.  Time to take your kayaks on the road and meet your paddling friends in San Francisco!  The dates are set forJanuary 31st – February 2nd, the website is…

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Yoga for Paddlers – with Helen Wilson

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19th December 2012

Join certified instructor Helen Wilson for Yoga for Paddlers (suitable for any level). Helen will be leading early moring sessions at the Marin Headlands Hostel, downstairs in the yoga studio, from 6.15-7.00am. Yoga is a great way to wake up the body, mind and spirit for a day on the water. Bring a yoga mat…

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Go-Pro video competition

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16th December 2012

New for GGSKS 2013, we are inviting entries for a sea kayaking video competition. The winner will receive the incredible GoPro HD3 camera donated by GoPro. The competition is open to all Symposium participants (but not instructors). All you need to do is produce a (maximum 5 minute) sea kayaking video, upload it on You Tube,…

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Kokatat presents: An evening with Justine Curgenven

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8th November 2012

presents an evening with Justine Curgenven Friday evening at GGSKS 2013 will feature a Q&A session with Justine Curgenven, who has the most famous laugh in kayaking! Cackle TV produces award winning seakayaking and adventure films which are available for purchase on DVD. The company was set up in 2001 by Justine Curgenven to combine…

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Sea Kayaker magazine presents: Ikkatsu – The Roadless Coast

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7th November 2012

We are delighted to announce that the makers of the film ‘Ikkatsu – The Roadless Coast’, Ken Campbell and Steve Weileman will be our keynote speakers on Saturday night. Presented by Sea Kayaker magazine, this will be the first opportunity to see this film in the Bay Area and to talk with Ken and Steve…

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GGSKS 2013 is OPEN for Registration!

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18th October 2012

The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium will be celebrating its 5th year in 2013. Registration is now OPEN! We have made some changes to the event this year to help us focus on bringing you the very best sea kayak symposium. We are not offering accommodation at the Marin Headlands Hostel to attendees although this option…

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Video from GGSKS 2012

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27th March 2012

We will be posting video from GGSKS 2012 as it becomes available. Here is a video by Alex Matthews. Thanks for sharing Alex! Alex Matthews Sea Kayaking San Francisco 2012 from Alex Matthews on Vimeo.

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