2018 Featured Presentation by Justine Curgenven

Paddle Golden Gate is pleased to announce our Featured Presentation by Justine Curgenven!

From Russia to the Canadian Arctic, New Zealand to Patagonia, Justine Curgenven shares highlights of 15 years of sea kayaking trips on 6 continents. The award winning filmmaker tells tales of adventure, lessons learnt, wildlife encounters and the kindness of strangers. Traveling without leaving footprints, and silently engaging with nature. Hear stories from her world first traverse along the Aleutian islands, her solo circumnavigation of Vancouver island and coping with extreme heat in Indonesia. Justine’s talk is peppered with great photos and her award winning videos. 

For more information, visit the Paddle Golden Gate Entertainment page.

Deadline extended for Logo Contest - Now July 1

Paddle Golden Gate is looking for a new logo to be featured on the event website, promotional products, and t-shirts!

The winner of the Paddle Golden Gate Logo Contest will receive the following:

  • Single day event registration - $230 value.
  • Credit for the logo on our website.
  • The envy of all your friends and California Canoe & Kayak’s eternal gratitude.


  • Email submissions to paddlegoldengate@calkayak.com with the subject: Logo Contest Submission [your name].
  • Logos must be submitted by July 1, 2017. The winning logo will be announced on July 15, 2017.
  • Multiple logo ideas must be submitted separately.
  • A rough idea or concept can be submitted, but ultimately the winner will need to provide us with a high quality scalable vector graphic suitable for the web and printing. 
  • California Canoe & Kayak owns the winning logo at the end of the contest. We will credit the winner and they can use the logo in their portfolio, etc.
  • Please do not use copyrighted images in the logo.
  • The winning logo will be decided by the staff at California Canoe & Kayak.


  • The logo should contain the words “Paddle Golden Gate.”
  • We would like any reference to paddling to be general and not specific to sea kayaking.
  • Color options for the logo can be submitted, but the logo should also work as black and white.

Gordon Brown is returning!

We are thrilled to announce that Gordon Brown will return to coach at Paddle Golden Gate 2018!

Gordon has a lifetime of experience on the sea and rivers throughout the world and has trained, tutored and assessed many of the kayaking staff at outdoor centers around the UK. Many students are familiar with his series of sea kayak training videos, Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown – Volumes 1, 2 & 3 and his book, Sea Kayak - A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Kayakers. Paddle Golden Gate participants of all levels will benefit from his insight and expertise!

For more information on Skyak Adventures, Gordon's premier sea kayak program in Scotland, please visit his website: www.skyakadventures.com