In the mid 1980's Eric Soares and Jim Kakuk founded the Tsunami Rangers, a group of experienced kayakers who paddled in extreme coastal conditions mostly in Northern California and Oregon. They are mostly known for their skill and often times humorous paddling exploits while Rock Gardening in coastal surge channels, arches, etc. In time as their membership grew, they wrote a few paddling books, shot some videos, and are known for promoting sea kayaking safety.
Check our their site: http://tsunamirangers.com/
RIP to Eric Soares who recently passed away on Feb 1st. See their site for more info.