Kim Grandfield’s passion for the outdoors started in the mountains in the late 60s and led to opening Sunrise Mountain Sports in 1975. In the 90s Kim added sea kayaking to the list of adventure sports he participates in and caters to in his retail store in Livermore, California. His kayaking experience includes expeditions in Greenland, Alaska, Baja, Patagonia, French Polynesia, Bahamas and Wales. In the spring of 2016 Kim organized an expedition down the Grand Canyon where he and his friends ran 2026 miles of rapids in sea kayaks. He is a BCU Five Star Sea Leader and a ACA L5 Kayak Instructor. Kim coaches at the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium in California, The Lumpy Water Symposium in Oregon and the Baja Kayak Festival every year. When not traveling, Kim paddles and coaches in the waters around San Francisco Bay.