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Kayak Connection On Think Local First!
April 12th, 2014
Kayak Connection has a featured video on Think Local First and Santa Cruz Waves! 
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Santa Cruz Paddlefest!
March 26th, 2014
Venture over to Steamer Lane this weekend and come watch amazing paddle surf competitions! With bids from all over California, you are bound to see some of the world's best kayak surfers and SUP rippers. We've got two of our very own Kayak Connection members competing in the surf kayaking contest. Heats start Friday morning.
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Busy Season is coming!
March 14th, 2014
The weather is beautiful, the wildlife is active, and summer is right around the corner... that means we are starting to get busy for both rentals and tours! Call today to make your reservation at the Elkhorn Slough or Santa Cruz locations, especially on weekends.  See you on the water!
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New! Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Club
February 17th, 2014

Looking for some buddies for a stand-up paddle boarding adventure?! This five week SUP course is a great way to learn how to master the stand-up paddle board in an ocean environment.  Session One Begins on March 1st and runs every Saturday for five weeks.  



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♥ Love Paddle on Valentine's Day ♥
February 6th, 2014
Looking for something new and inventive to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Come paddle on one of our love tours and fulfill your iconic dream in the classic love boat.

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USED  KAYAK  SALE
February 5th, 2014
We  have a variety of used kayaks for sale.  Call our Moss Landing shop or stop by to check them out.



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Holiday Gift Certificates
December 19th, 2013
Among the many of the wonderful adventures Kayak Connection offers, we also offer Gift Certificates. These make for great holiday gifts, giving you the incentive and freedom to plan a trip on one of our amazing tours, or just get out on the water with a kayak or SUP rental. You name it we've got it! Call us to pick up, email, or snail mail. Your holiday wish is our joy to fulfill.
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Rare Bird Sighting!
December 4th, 2013
An OSPREY was spotted and photographed in the Moss Landing Harbor next to the dock where we launch our kayaks.  The accompanying photo was taken by our staff member, Franco on Sunday Dec 1st.  This was a special treat for those who were around to see it.  This also highlights the phenomenal birding that we have going on here at Elkhorn Slough this time of year. 
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November 27th, 2013
In Oct of this year Kayak Connection hosted the 1st Annual Moss Landing Harbor Kayak Olympics. Eight 2 person coed teams entered and participated in 6 events that challenged the participants teamwork, paddling skills and ability to improvise.  The event was one of the monthly trainings that Kayak Connection offers for staff development. To build more camraderie among the outfitters that operate on Elkhorn Slough we extended an invitation to other local kayaking buisnesses to join us.  The event  was met with tremendous enthusiasm and great sportsmanship was displayed throughout.  The final result was a tie between the team of Emily T & Chris from KC and Richie & Anna from our neighbor kayak shop Monterey Bay Kayaks.  We look forward the 2nd annual event next year. 
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Special Seasonal Holiday Lights Tour!
November 25th, 2013
Come see the holiday lights of the Santa Cruz Harbor! December bring a special time in Santa Cruz when the harbor lights up for the holidays. Start the evening by seeing the wildlife of the Monterey Bay at sunset when the animals are most active and end the night by paddling through the best display of lighted boats around. 
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