This video follows two participants in the 2014 Lumpy Waters Symposium–Kelly Yelverton and her mom, Eileen–through the three-day paddling event held every fall in Pacific City, Oregon. Put on by Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe, the symposium brings hundreds of sea kayakers together each year to hone their paddling skills and practice safety techniques with coaches from around the world. From Eileen overcoming her fear of the ocean in expedition-paddler Helen Wilson’s precision and control workshop to Kelly pushing herself in Sean Morley’s advanced longboat surfing class, Lumpy Waters offers something for all levels of paddlers.

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