Alex Matthews just posted a great report on his first visit to the Golden Gates Sea Kayak Symposium which took place in San Francisco a couple of weekends ago.

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Alex Matthews sent me a link to his latest video about a recent trip to play to Surge Narrows near Quadra Island, BC.

For those who have never been to Surge Narrows (including myself) it is a series of tidal rapids that can run in speed of up to 13 knots. This creates large standing waves that are perfect for surfing and large whirlpool which are perfect for trying to pull you under (generally not good).

If you are interested in visiting the area and looking for a place to stay, my suggestion is to start with Discovery Islands Lodge. They are located just a quick 20 minute paddle from the rapids and is the go-to place to spend the night.


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The video is embedded below:

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Thursday, 11 November 2010 22:15

Kayaking the Caves and Arches of Port Renfrew

Alex Matthews Kayaks the Caves and Arches of Port Renfrew

Alex Matthews and Nick Castro kayak the caves and arches of Port Renfrew - a small community on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The video gets exciting after the 1:30ish mark.

Video after the jump:

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Thursday, 23 September 2010 21:38

On Tour with Alex Matthews [Video]

Author, Alex Matthews recently sent me a link to a new video he posted of a recent trip in the Nootka Island area of British Columbia. There is some great surfing footage around the 2:20 mark.

Alex Matthews - Kayaking Nootka Island 2010 from Alex Matthews on Vimeo.

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