Midweek in mendocino

January 29- February 2, 2018 / mendocino, CA 


an epic adventure.


Prime Paddlesports is excited to partner with fellow Dagger Kayak team members at Liquid Fusion Kayaking for multi-day, adventure sea kayak touring along the beautiful Mendocino, California coast this winter.  

This trip is aimed at intermediate to advanced sea kayakers with a penchant for bold, coastal exploration including surf and rock gardening play.  Our paddle coincides with the migration of  the Pacific Gray Whales, and we are likely to catch a glimpse.

The program, which is slated over four days, includes three days of paddling and one day off the water in the event of inclement weather. This also leaves the possibility for a fourth day of paddling, which can include introductory whitewater on the Eel River, a favorite moving-water locale of Liquid Fusion, or down–day for the group.


Everything you need to know.

Trip Details



$850 per person includes three days of journey–based instructional paddling & coastal exploration and four nights of lodging.  Kayaks are provided. An additional fee of $150 per person will apply if you elect to paddle a fourth day, should conditions permit.


Prime Paddlesports will be arranging the rental of a home in the Fort Bragg / Mendocino Coast areas for the group to use as home base for the week.  We anticipate having nine guests in the home for the program. Participants should expect to have to share a room. Couples will receive priority on shared beds.


Participants are responsible for all of their own travel costs. Prime Paddlesports will help to coordinate ground transportation for registered participants to reduce overall travel costs.

Event Coaches

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Matt Kane

Matt began to explore the shores of Long Island, NY by kayak as a young adult.  After relocating to the Hudson Valley in the early 2000’s, he worked as guide for a local Hudson Valley Paddlesports Shop and went on to support over half a dozen outfitters in the greater Metro NY Areas. He has helped to influence and inspire guides, instructors, and adventures alike. Matt is an American Canoe Association L4 Open Water Kayak Instructor & British Canoeing Four Star Leader. He owns and operates Prime Paddlesports, the tri-state area’s premier provider of paddlesport adventure, and specializes in individualized instruction.  He has single–handedly developed and executed the Hudson Valley Paddlesport Symposium He is an active Wilderness EMT in the Hudson Highlands region of NY, and teaches SOLO Wilderness Medicine Courses throughout the northeast. Matt spends his winters as a Professional Ski Patroller at the West Point
Military Academy.


Jeff Laxier

Liquid Fusion Kayaking owner Jeff Laxier is a patient instructor, guide and mentor. Jeff has fallen into a passion of teaching many kayak disciplines, since his start in the winter of 1996.  Jeff is certified by the American Canoe Association(ACA)in Advanced Whitewater Kayaking and Coastal Kayaking.  He is certified with the British Canoe Union (BCU) as a Level 3 Sea Coach and holds a 4 Star award in both surf kayaking and sea kayaking, and a 3 Star award in Canoeing. He is certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding.  A former member of the San Diego Mountain Rescue Team and the U.S. Marine Corps, Jeff has a dedication to exhilarating outdoor activities that know no boundaries.




To register, please contact us at info@primepaddlesports.com indicating you would like to join us on this trip.  

A 50% deposit of $425 is required to confirm your place in the program.  
The remaining balance of $425 for the program is due on or by December 31st 2017.