My name is Brian Schulz. I am the primary instructor and
founder of Cape Falcon Kayak. I grew up sailing, fishing,
and scuba diving. I began sea kayaking at age 19 and whitewater
kayaking at age 21. Since then I have kayaked many rivers in the
Pacific Northwest, sea kayaked in British Columbia, the San Juan
Islands, Puget Sound, Kauai, Costa Rica and now my home, the
Oregon Coast. I also have a background in emergency
services, technical rope rigging and rescue, environmental
activism, rock climbing
mountaineering. Along with teaching lessons, I build and teach
the building of traditional skin on frame sea kayaks.
I am actively involved in preserving traditional kayak history as well
as exploring the boundaries of modern kayak design. I feel that
some of those most exciting things in sea kayaking today are happening
in skin on frame. I'm proud to be a part of that, empowering
people to craft their own boats and explore new horizons.
The sea kayaking programs I create are simultaneously cautious and
adventurous, designed to maximize your safety while exploring
your limits, and most of all allowing you to feel comfortable so
you can grow from any skill level.
My specialty is work in the surf, rough weather, and open
ocean. I have spent more time in exposed coastal waters than all
of my other paddling trips combined. I am awed by the
beauty of the ocean, humbled by its power. The ocean is the
source of all life on our planet, and
for me, spending time kayaking, surfing, or swimming in it is a
communion with creation. I feel very strongly about preserving
our magnificent earth, and have incorporated that into the values
of my business, as well as directly donating 5% of sales to ocean
conservation organizations. The pulse of the
tides, the irresistible splashing of the surf, beautiful sunsets,
winter storms. All this has drawn me to live and teach at the
oceans edge. I invite you come share it with me.