Kokatat – Pure Gold

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We are pleased to announce that Kokatat Watersports Wear will be the major presenting sponsor at Storm Gathering USA 2017.

Kokatat began making paddle sports apparel and gear in 1971 and has since gone on to be one of the most trusted brands of sea kayak clothing and equipment internationally. Today, more than 90% of Kokatat’s global sales are generated from apparel and accessories manufactured locally by locals in Arcata, CA.

Both Helen and Mark have been Kokatat Brand Ambassadors since 2008, and throughout all our teaching and travel adventures, we have found that Kokatat is the finest and most durable paddling apparel in the world.

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Kokatat has also been supporting both UK Storm Gathering and Storm Gathering USA symposiums as far back as 2008, and we feel honored to be continually connected with this great Humboldt-based manufacturer.

This year, Kokatat will be opening up it’s factory to symposium participants, providing a unique insight into how it’s all done behind the scenes.

Jeff Turner, Kokatat’s Sales/Marketing/Design Manager will speaking on the Saturday evening about the history of the company and it’s continued impact on the paddlesports community.

Kokatat has also provide some major prizes for the event raffle including a Passage Anorak, a OuterCore Habanero Liner, a Poseidon PFD, a Tactic pack AND hydration reservoir, and Woolcore Long Sleeve Shirt.

So now is the time to get into the water with Storm Gathering USA 2017 and Kokatat this March in Trinidad, CA. See you soon Storm Paddlers!

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Who’s Teaching You? Cate Hawthorne

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The rather courageous Cate Hawthorne will be instructing these classes during Storm Gathering USA 2017 🙂

Session 1: Intermediate Rock Gardening
Session 2: White Water of the Sea (full-day class)
Session 3: White Water of the Sea (full-day class)
Session 4: Fundamentals of Rock Gardening

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Who’s Teaching You? Jeff Laxier

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The rather joyous Jeff Laxier will be instructing these classes during Storm Gathering USA 2017 🙂

Session 1: Rough Water Boat Handling
Session 2: Tricky Launch, Tricky Landing
Session 3: Moderate Water Boat Handling (with Ben Lawry)
Session 4: Long Boat Surfing (with Paul Kuthe)

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Who’s Teaching You? Roger Schumann.

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The rather raucous Roger Schumann will be instructing these classes during Storm Gathering USA 2017 🙂
 
Session 1: Unscrambling the Scramble
Sessions 2-3: Incident Management
Session 4: Unscrambling the Scramble
 
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Who’s Teaching You? Ben Lawry.

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The rather bodacious Ben Lawry will be instructing these classes during Storm Gathering USA 2017 this March.

Session 1: Storm Paddling Essentials (with Mark Tozer)
Session 3: Moderate Water Boat Handling (with Jeff Laxier)
Saturday Evening: Master of Ceremony
Session 4: Developing Boat Control

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Who’s Teaching You? Sean Morley.

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The rather astounding Sean Morley will be instructing these classes during Storm Gathering USA 2017 this March.

Session 1: Long Boat Surfing – Full
Session 2: Fundamentals of Rock Gardening (with Paul Kuthe) – Full
Session 3: Rough Water Boat Handling
Session 4: Ocean Journey – Full

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Who’s Teaching You? Bill Vonnegut.

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The rather bodacious Bill Vonnegut will be instructing these classes during Storm Gathering USA 2017 this March.

Session 1: Developing Boat Control
Session 2: Situational Rolling and Bracing (with Kelly Marie Henry)
Session 3: Intermediate Rock Gardening (with Paul Kuthe)
Session 4: Situational Rolling and Bracing

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