The purpose of this website is to:

  • promote the sport of surf kayaking on the US West Coast

  • provide an educational resource in technique, safety and etiquette, equipment and surf forecasting

  • provide a list of kayak friendly surf spots

  • provide a calendar of surf kayak events (social gatherings, classes, competitions)

  • promote the development of the US West Surf Kayak Team

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions or would like to contribute content, please use the Contact page or send an email to:

Thanks to all the photographers that have contributed their stunning images for this website:

Bryon Dorr, Bill Vonnegut, Jim Grossman, Mark Boyd, Mickey Stowell, Vincent Shay.




Bodega Bash

Bodega Bash

[fusion_text] The first Bodega Bash is in the bag! The concept was simple: bring some of the regular kayak surfing tribe together to celebrate the start of swell season. And at the same time offer clinics for those new to kayak surfing or looking to improve their...

Mark Boyd – Photographer

Mark Boyd – Photographer

Whilst visiting this website you have likely admired many amazing photographs of surf kayaking taken by Mark Boyd. We want to tell you a bit about the man behind the lens because he's pretty remarkable. We asked him a few questions and here are his responses: Why do...

The future of US West Surf Kayaking

The future of US West Surf Kayaking

Note: This blog post is the opinion of the author, Sean Morley and is not intended to represent the opinion of the US West Surf Kayak committee. During the 30th Annual Santa Cruz Paddle Surf Festival in 2016, there was much discussion about the lack of surf kayak...

R.I.P Dennis Judson