Even with 50 mph winds and Tsunami waves, Mitch’s kayak symposium was a great success. It was a beautiful location, literally at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The kayakers took over the beach at Horseshoe Cove, a palette of primary colored boats and paddlers of all sizes milling about in orange and purple dry suits. The kayakers that signed up for these classes are hardcore (water temp 50 degrees, air temp 50 degrees). They were looking for conditions to push their skills and they definitely got them. Mitch took advantage of the west coast venue to improve his rock garden paddling skills and had a great time.