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aelizaga
Tacoma, WA
I love wooden kayaks
Interests: building wooden kayaks, traditional Greenland style kayaking, filmmaking
Recent Activity
Building the Pygmy Pinguino Pro 150 from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Building the Pygmy Kayaks Pinguino Pro 150 stitch and glue kayak at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina, Tacoma, Washington. Music: "Acoustic Riding" by Steve Collom, licensed through Audiosocket Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Dash Point Pirate
Escape to Jones Island from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Sea kayaking to Jones Island in the San Juan Islands, Washington. Music: "The Narrows" by Aaron Saloman, licensed through Audiosocket Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at The Dash Point Pirate
Excerpt from "Amphibious Man" from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. I thought I would share this clip of Greenland kayaking champion John Petersen from "Amphibious Man" (1996), A film by Ivars Silis. From the back cover of the VHS tape:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at The Dash Point Pirate
The Broken Group Islands from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2020 at The Dash Point Pirate
Elemental from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Filmed in the Broken Group Islands, British Columbia. Music: "Pounding' the Pavement" by DJ Bonseye, licensed through Audiosocket Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Andrew Elizaga. Photo by Katya Palladina Katya and I had been interested in kayaking along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast for some time before we finally arranged a trip to Desolation Sound in August 2018. Calm, protected inlets surrounded by majestic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at The Dash Point Pirate
I just returned from spending a few days kayak camping in the Broken Group Islands and thought I would share this video. "LIKE" it if you love rolling! Little Island from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at The Dash Point Pirate
How strong is a skin-on-frame sea kayak? (Destructive testing) from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Katya Palladina was given this skin-on-frame kayak by Phoxx Ekcs after he completed his expedition along the north coast of Vancouver Island in 2011. After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Redline, the grassroots Tacoma organization behind the outrageously successful campaign to stop construction of the largest methanol refinery in the world, has a new campaign against Puget Sound Energy’s proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) production plant which will occupy the space at the entrance to the Hylebos Waterway off of Commencement Bay. The facility will convert natural gas to LNG and store it in a tank nearly as tall as the Tacoma Dome. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The Dash Point Pirate
The people of Tacoma continue to clean the remnants of an industrial past while wishing for a clean, safe, and sustainable future. This Christmas I want to share a special Christmas carol sung by my good friend Ricardo at the "No Fracked Gas in the Port of Tacoma" rally held in on the steps of the Puget Sound Energy offices in Tacoma, December 22, 2016. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Dancing with Hope (Trailer) from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. I am very happy to present the trailer for our new documentary, Dancing with Hope. We expect to be completing this short film and submitting it to film festivals this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Tacoma Methanol Plant: Interview with Jeannie Darneille from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. The proposed $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma is a hot topic right now. If built, it would be the biggest thing to happen to Tacoma in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at The Dash Point Pirate
JF Marleau: Surf's Up in Pedder Bay?! from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Sea kayaking instructor and guide JF Marleau talks about surfing in a sea kayak and demonstrates stern rudder and carving on waves in Pedder Bay at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
Ginni Callahan: An Introduction to Kayak Sailing from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Kayak coach, entrepreneur, and writer Ginni Callahan founded and co-owns Columbia River Kayaking, and Sea Kayak Baja Mexico. With Mark Whitaker, she imports Flat Earth Kayak Sails... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
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James Manke: This one weird trick will improve your Greenland rolls! from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Greenland-style paddling instructor James Manke is the founder of the website All Things Qajaq. He teaches at sea kayaking symposiums and events throughout... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Jaime Sharp: Encounters with Polar Bears from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Explorer/adventure photographer Jaime Sharp is in arctic Norway right now, attempting the first successful circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago by sea kayak with a team of two other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
Freya is going to Greenland from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. We caught up with outdoor action photographer Freya Fennwood at the South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium (SSTIKS) this past weekend while she was training for her upcoming trip... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
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HIGHLIGHT REEL: Pacific Paddling Symposium 2015 from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Katya and I were invited to be the official videographers for this year's Pacific Paddling Symposium, which was held at Pearson College on Vancouver Island right outside Victoria... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
World Environment Day Luminary Flotilla Concert from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Katya and I paddled to concert on the water last night, which was held as part of the ongoing protest against the Port of Seattle hosting Royal Dutch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
Race Rocks from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
Pautik Camp, Quadra Island from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Gerhardt Raven of Ravenwoods Paddles and Qajaqs hosted a small gathering of traditional kayaking enthusiasts at Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island last weekend. It was loosely structured and there was... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Meet the Kayaktivists from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Protesters for environmental and social justice causes are often described as hippies, anarchists, pot heads, hipsters, and unemployed losers dependent on government assistance. Alternatively, they are labelled as idealistic, privileged college... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
Sterling shows off a seamless Reflection from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. Sterling Donalson of Sterling Kayaks showed us an absolutely amazing kayak that was a special order for a customer in Ontario. In addition to an extremely light weight... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
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Sterling Donalson of Sterlings Kayaks unveiled the new Progression at the North Sound Sea Kayak Association meeting in Everett on April 2nd. The release of the Progression marks the successful return of his business from a fire that completely devastated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate
Deception Pass Dash 2014 from Baby Seal Films on Vimeo. I registered for the Deception Pass Dash as a racer, but just before the race I decided that I would rather not participate but instead watch from shore and record... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at The Dash Point Pirate