If you want to discover the pristine California that hardly anyone gets to see it should be done from the water looking back at the coast. That is the view that original European explorers and native American Channel Island dwellers had. Much of the coast and most of the Channel Islands remain unspoiled. However, relatively few California visitors or residents venture out by boat whether power or sail, charter or private because of perceived or actual discomfort. Such discomfort is minor compared to the experience of seeing large schools of dolphins playing, pelicans diving, whales breaching and seals sunning themselves on large buoys at harbor entrances greeting you with a yawn or a bark. In sheltered coves of the Channel Islands some moorings and safe anchorages exist where, after arrival one can swim and snorkel an enjoy world class under water wild life with family and friends before preparing the evening meal. Cruisers are...Read more
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Linda Elias Challenge hits Long Beach, Oct. 18-19
Read moreLONG BEACH – Sailors will hit the water to compete in the annual Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design (LEMWOD) yacht race in Long Beach waters on Oct. 18 and 19. Hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, the fleet racing contest is sailed by 10-women crews on Catalina 37s. Organized by the Long Beach Women’s Association, the race is now in its 23rd year and welcomes several teams from as far as the West Coast and Washington State to San Diego. Full Story...
Sperm Whales Drone Video Shot with GoPro Hero4
Sperm Whales GoPro DRONE VIDEO by DanawharfRead more
This is the first release of the SPERM WHALES GoPro drone video , here is the full story on how we got not one but 2 amazing drone videos of rare Sperm Whales off our coast. SPERM WHALE video shot in 4K , with a GO PRO 4 Drone.
This Dana Wharf exclusive video featuring Sperm Whales frolicking off the Orange County Coast and specifically Dana Point is the first ever Drone footage from the encounter off Dana Point 10/6/14. Sperm Whales have never been seen close to shore off the coast of California.full post...
Shark Attacks Kayaker in Southern California
By: [KSBW] SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — A kayaker who said a shark thrashed his boat in waters off Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Friday said he walked away unscathed and described the impact as worse than a car crash. "I was thrown 5 to 10 feet in the water in the kayak," Ryan Howell said. "I just remember my buddy yelling, 'That shark is huge,' and yelling my name over and over, but the kayak just kept getting thrashed." The shark encounter was the second in two days in the same area, near the Vandenberg Air Force Base, after a surfer was attacked by a shark on Thursday. Read complete story...
Island of trash discovered in Pacific 1,000 miles off California coast
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Jed Kim July 21, 2014
Researchers have discovered a mass of garbage floating in the ocean a thousand miles west of California and a thousand miles north of Hawaii. The mass is made up of fishing gear, nets and buoys that are believed to have come from the 2011 tsunami that devastated parts of Japan. Since then, it has collected more detritus and has become so compact and large that researchers were able to stand on it in places. “It’s 80 feet long. It’s about 30 feet across in some places. If you were looking down from above, it would look like an island floating in the middle of the ocean,” said Marita Francis, executive director of Algalita, a non-profit organization that studies...Read more
20th annual Baja Ha-Ha boating rally sets sail for Mexico
CBS8.com SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Gray skies didn't dampen the excitement of boaters participating in a sailing rally on San Diego Bay. The 20th annual Baja Ha-Ha kicked off Monday with a parade of boats. The recreational boaters will sail together for two weeks on a 750-mile course to Cabo San Lucas. Multiple stops along the way offer time to socialize. Continue Reading......Read more
New boat show debuts at Harbor Island’s Sunroad Marina Jan. 28-31
by Nicole Sours Larson - SDNews.com When the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show opens at Sunroad Marina at the east end of Harbor Island on Jan. 28 for a four-day run, it will have more than a new venue name. Replacing the annual San Diego Convention Center boat show formerly held in early January, the new show will have a different look and approach. On-land exhibitors will display their wares under canopies and all but small trailerable boats will be at docks in the water. Continue Reading... ...Read more
Ocean Recreation Water Quality Warnings and Advisories: October 4
Time: 1:50 p.m. Date: October 4, 2013 Closure and Posted Warning Status Report Closures: • No ocean, harbor or bay water closures are currently in effect. Posted Warnings: Bacterial levels in ocean and bay recreational waters exceed health standards at the following locations: Dana Point Harbor • All of Baby Beach. Continue Reading... ...Read more
Calling Californian snowbird sailors: a welcome mat at Catalina
SailWorld.com Calling all Californian cruising sailors or those to the north planning to cruise south for Mexico, Central America or even further afield to the South Pacific (even if you don't have a boat): Adventure Voyaging, a multi-yacht sailing vacation organiser, is rolling out the welcome mat at a suggested pit stop: Catalina Island. It could be a great time to meet others who are sailing south, catch up on some last minute advice and enjoy some sunset cockpit drinks with compatible cruising sailors - as well as joining the festivities planned. The Log reports that from From Oct. 18-20, Two Harbors will be filled with exhibitor booths, cruising seminars, barbecues and live 'island' music performed by Brent George and the Fat Masts, during the annual Catalina Cruiser’s Weekend. Continue Reading... ...Read more
Strictly Sail Long Beach Set for Oct. 24-27
TheLog.com LONG BEACH -- Sailboats will take center stage when Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Long Beach returns to Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor, Oct. 24-27. The show, produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will show new and brokerage sailboats in a wide variety of size and price ranges -- along with the latest boating gear and accessories. Last year, the show attracted more than 5,000 attendees. Continue Reading... ...Read more