BASK Lecture | Barriers to Entry: A Closer Look at Women in Paddlesports

Melissa DeMarie, Kelly Marie Henry, and I were invited by the amazing Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK) to share our experience as female coaches in paddlesports:

"Fifty percent of the population is female. Is half of your paddling crew? Melissa DeMarie, Kelly Henry, and Laura Zulliger share stories from their diverse paddling backgrounds and discuss their common effort to introduce more women to kayaking."

Astral's Rosa Flip Flop Review | Misadventures

I reviewed Astral's Rosa flip flops for Misadventures and loved them! 

There’s no better feeling than peeling your water booties off after a long day of paddling or surfing and freeing the puppies. You see them regain color, lose the pruney look, and, well, start feeling like feet again.

The relief is 10-fold if you’ve squeezed your paws into a tiny play boat for hours, unsure if you’re still going to have toenails when you pull those booties off. Gross, but stay with me.


Like a lot of dirt bags who consider a day on a freshwater river the equivalent of a shower, I neglect my feet. Push them too many miles, force them into the bow of tiny boats, put socks over the blisters and just try to forget the gnarl. Does this sound familiar? No judgement here.

We don’t have to live this way. You can treat-yo-feet and have function too. Meet Astral’s Rosa flip flop. They’re crazy comfortable, durable, and nimble. Astral Designs is a company after my heart! They masterfully blend function and fashion in their high-performance footwear. Their water shoe, the Brewess, performs as amazingly dancing at an outdoor music festival as it does kayaking on the river. The Rosa is no exception to this mastery... Read more!