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Don in Tsunami Ranger mode, somewhere on the US West Coast (photo credit: Jim Kakuk)

Paddling with Don Kiesling – Surfskier, Molokai Racer, Tsunami Ranger

So came the message from Don Kiesling, an avid surfskier from the US with numerous races under his belt including Molokai. He was far better known to me as a…

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2012 Top Ten Viewed Stories on Kayaking

Whilst I spent far more time in 2012 riding surfskis, plenty happened in the world of kayaking to keep us all amused. In fact, some of the most popular kayaking…

Eric Breaks the Wave Barrier in a Tsunami X-1 Rocket (photo by Jim Kakuk)

Vale Eric Soares, The Wave Warrior

A few weeks ago the kayaking world was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Eric Soares, co-founder of the Tsunami Rangers and well-loved extreme kayaker. This larger than…

Eric Soares meets a 4m wall of water. Photo by Jim Kakuk, who was reportedly HAMMERED by this wave a second after this shot was taken!

Q&A with Cmdr Eric Soares, Tsunami Rangers, on Kayak Surfing and Rock Gardens

The Tsunami Rangers are well know for their crazy antics in big surf, wild rock gardens and surfing in caves. This band of renegade paddlers spent many a year playing…

Cmon surf gods, bring it on. Geronimo!! (Image courtesy of Tsunami Rangers copyright 2011)

Video: Kayak Surfing, Tsunami Ranger Styles

Sydney’s weather today – ocean swell up to 3 metres, westerly gale force winds, coastal warnings for “large swell breaking dangerously onshore”. These conditions are dangerous and will keep many…

You gotta fight! For your right! To paaaaaaddle! (Img: Tsunami Rangers)

Tsunami Rangers Greatest Hits Mash-Up

I’ve been as excited as a fat kid with a cupcake all week with the release of the Beastie Boys long-awaited new album, HOTSAUCECOMMITTEEPARTTWO. I’ve been a fan of the…

Captain Kuk leads the way for some serious fun in Sydney Australia

Video: Team Fat Paddler does a Rock Garden Class with Tsunami Rangers Captain Jim Kakuk

Team Fat Paddler are all about fun and the lads were ecstatic about locking in a session with Tsunami Rangers Captain Jim Kakuk before he returned to his home in…

Confessions Of A Wave Warrior - Eric Soares

Book Review: Confessions of a Wave Warrior – Eric Soares (Tsunami Rangers)

Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Jim Kakuk, co-founder of the Tsunami Rangers, over lunch here in Sydney. His parting gift to me was a copy of…

Tsunami Rangers - riders on the edge of madness!

Extreme Sea Kayaking with the Tsunami Rangers

There are so many different types of paddling out there, each with their own appeal and thrill factor.  But if you want to find out what defines “extreme”, you need…