Thursday, December 31, 2009

Feliz año 2010!

Buen camino para todos, buen  camino para los que viven de la aventura, buen camino para los que siguen sus sueños, buen camino en el 2010.

Oscar Manguy

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No two days are alike

This fragment is from the book: "Souther Exposure"

The challenge and the beauty of ocen paddling is that no two days are alike. You wake up in the predawn light, unzip the tent, and the sea greets you with anything from a roar of boisterous energy to the gentlest wave recending over the colored stones of a gravel beach. The winds and waves, or the lack of them, set the pace and the mood of the day.

Days of wild winds and breaking waves leave little time for daydreaming and wandering mentally. The windsand, consequently, the waves, demand that the paddler stay alert. The day is spent anticipating the unexpected: Gauging the speed and angle of the waves as each one approaches the boat, monitoring the ever-changing subtleties of wind direcctions and speed, being aware of the energy spent controlling the boat and how much longer one can maintain the pace, and continually, though subconsciously, being aware of how narrow the edge is between the high of running with the sea and the consequenses if something were suddlently to go wrong. The high-energy days are the ones that are remembered simple because of the intensity with which the days is lived.

by Chris Duff


Friday, December 11, 2009

Isla Cerralvo "Primer Intento"

KAYAK 13  Team: Marco A. Martinez, Alejandro Estrada, Julio Saldivar, Yuriria Hernandez y Oscar Manguy.

We did the crossing from La turqueza to Punta Viejos, the weather was NO BUENO, Norte winds between 15 - 20 knots. Next May will try again to cincunavigate the Island.

Thanks for all you support!.

Oscar Manguy

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Alejandro Estrada

Alex started Kayaking a couple of years ago and since then he has been perfroming MUY BUENO!. I met him at La Playa when he was curios about kayaking after tha day Alex had participated in Kayak expeditions, Kayak training trips, Kayak marathons and other events.
Alex is part of the team that will circunavigate Isla Cerralvo and just recently he obtained the ACA coastal assesment Level 1.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bird watching

My friend Sandy and I went Kayaking to El Mogote in La Paz Baja, this place was a wilderness land a couple of years ago but now the developers and the big buildings are changing the landscape and the escence of the place.  We went there to do brid watching and we saw a couple interesting birds of the area and other that are migrants, here are some photos.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Triple hand roll

Congratulations Yuriria. TA.

Yuri hand rolling for first time

Yuriria is performing a Hand Roll. Hand rolling is an excellent skill to have when Sea kayaking, The Inuits and Eskimos perform several rolls that make them comfortable in the water at any sea conditions. Congratulations Yuriria in your hand roll.

Practicing hand rolls

Wa are using river boats and surf kayaks to practice hand rolls.
The water in Baja is warm that keep you going and going until you perform your roll.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


At this time of year in Baja the NORTE ESTA PRESENTE. The NORTE is a wind that comes from north strong like hell, be prepare for winds from 15 to 30 knots and up to 45 knots in a good day.

Is better to start paddling the first light in the morning and to have a backup plan in case if the wind start.
The NORTE is stronger in the hot hours of the day

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Emergiendo from de sea

Yuriria is performing a traditional roll

We still practicing at El Malecon de la Paz

We are practicing at el Malecon de La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
El Malecon is a tranquilo place, you can walk and enjoy the city, you can relax at the beach under las palapas and you can get in the water and live the Baja life.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Butterfly Roll

Yuriria is practicing butterfly roll in "Malecon" de la Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The water is great at this time of year.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Eskimo roll coaching

Oscar is coaching Marco on the rolling technique, after two days of training Marco succesfuly acomplished the eskimo roll.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Huracan Rick

The Hurican Rick - Kayakers in Baja - Be careful with this Huricane that is coming up in the direction of Baja south.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Team Casa Blanca crossing La Paz Bay to Mogote.
Kayak support

"Por Ellas" - Kayak Doyo

Thanks to KAYAK DOYO for their support in the open ocean swim "Por Ellas". The NADADORES swam from Pichilingue port to Tecolote beach and south to la Paz malecon.
35 km - 10 hr aprox.

Calendario Azteca

Calendario Azteca - Puerto Viejo Isla San Marcos

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Isla San Marcos

Yuri is getting ready to paddle back to puerto viejo, the sunrise gives a special touch to the gypsum walls.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kayaking Isla San Marcos- Baja California Sur- Mexico

Yuri and I paddled from Baja California Sur to Isla San Marcos on 10/6. We paddled the west coast and part of the east coast. The Islan is a great place to paddle, the terrain is frendly and the people of the town are very Amigos.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Leading Expedition

I'm going to be out leading an expedition until 10/5 in Baja California. If yo need to contact me email: I will get back to you.

Buen camino