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Smoked Green Lipped Mussels … recipe

I have just tried this recipe for the first time and can’t wait to share it…those that have already been smoking their green lipped mussels will understand why I am so excited to share… What you need –          Fresh Green Lipped Mussels in the shell –          Fresh Limes –          Olive oil –          Garlic Butter –         

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Exploring the concept of kayak fishing using a trailer boat as a mothership

Here’s a different take on kayak fishing mother ship trips,  yesterday fishing with my boys for Father’s Day in the 6m Fyran, I loaded the 2.7m Viking Kayaks Ozzie into the boat with the intention of using it to paddle into the shallows and gather a feed of Green Lipped Mussels. This was a test

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How to get back in sea kayak using paddle float rescue

In this video guide I am demonstrating how I perform the paddle float rescue technique in my sea kayak.  I don’t practice this one often enough so excuse me if I am little rusty, you will get the idea The kayak is the Barracuda Kayaks Interface which has bungy loops and buttons behind the cockpit

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Surf and cruise evening paddle at Orewa in the Barracuda Kayaks AR Duo

Surf and cruise evening paddle at Orewa in the Barracuda Kayaks AR Duo,. This session I am joined by Chelsea who has been fundraising for the Outward Bound course in October, Chelsea is super excited about the adventures that await, so thought it only fair to share the little adventures that can be had locally.

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Kayak Fishing session, Barracuda sea kayak, Army Bay.

Fresh fish has been a little low in my house over the past few weeks as I have not had a lot of time to get out. The kids had put the order in for fresh fish and chips so I obliged ;-). Tide times and more daylight for an evening session were favorable for

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RAILBLAZA StarPort HD mounted to Barracuda Beachcomber sea kayak

RAILBLAZA launched an exciting new mount last month called the StarPort HD, this offers four points to mount the StarPort vs two points of the standard StarPort. For me I could see the StarPort HD being particularly more solid for my vacuum formed plastic sea kayak from Barracuda kayaks, the beachcomber ultralight. Whilst this plastic

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Kayak Fishing Trip report from Whangarei , tips to catch more fish more often :Updated

“why have you got so much gear on your kayak?” a question often put to myself & kayak anglers like Stephen Tapp at a local beach or ramp before heading out or coming back from a trip. A quick show of the fish captured that day quickly changes the subject, when those that ask the

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Viking Kayaks Ozzie surf session Orewa

This session I take the Viking Kayaks Ozzie out for a play in the surf. A serious kayak built for fun, the Viking Ozzie is great little kayak for playing in the surf, my first time paddling it in some surf and even though the waves were small it was a blast! I cant wait

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Dolphin Surfing, Woman Wakeboarding with Dolphins awesome experience!

Published on July 2, 2014 by in Random stuff

I stumbled across this awesome footage of a woman wake boarding with a huge pod of dolphins..to good not to share –  comment from  the publisher “Dolphin Surfing in the Sea of Cortez with the crew from Pro-Windsurf La Ventana. This was definitely one of the TOP 3 afternoons of my LIFE!!!

 
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Exploration of new areas leads to unexpected findings.

With the new Barracuda Kayaks Interface sea kayak close to being launched, I stopped in to the Barracuda factory yesterday to take the prototype for a paddle. Both to get familiar with the hull again and for an excuse for an adventure and a chance to get out of the office. I was also looking

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