We are a sea tribe who paddle long boats in rough water conditions in the northwest of Spain.

Our playground is the chaotic frontier among the mighty Atlantic ocean and the ancient Galician coast, where it was said, in the ancient times, that the world ended and the maps showed terrifying creatures……

Rockgardens, ocean surfing, currents, cliffs, big swells, uninhabited islands, gale force storms………… Once you have been paddling between dragons, is not possible to paddle like a human again .

It is a one way trip.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013



There are two types of kayakers:

those who like to take a SWIM.....

and those who don't know how much funny it is!!!!!



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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Last video:"On Fire Sessions"

After months without the right computer to edit videos, the problems are solved and THOD ride again in your  screens.

Look at this: "On Fire Sessions"

Be happy out there !!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Marlin Force: the Crab and the Dragon.

For the last months, the ocean dragon Alberto Rocha has been cooperating with Goltziana Kayaks to evolve its flagship, the Marlin.

The result of working together is called nowadays: 

 Marlin Force

Last weekend, Eduardo Traveira, Goltziana´s owner, came to Galicia to hand over the final prototype to THOD before the production begins.

So, it was time to hang out the drysuits, pfds and helmets for a while and to dress up for the ceremony.

 Some minor details are provisionals, only presents in this prototype. 

For example, the final kayak will be with the footrests adjustables from the cockpit, bungee cords in different colours than the decklines or rounded bulkheads.

Notice the beautifull hand made deck fittings recessed.

Four rounded hatches (two of 24 cmtrs. and day hatchs of 22 and 15cmtrs.)

Skeg control is fitted in a more protected area, in the deck over the gunwale.

 There is neither holes nor bolts in the hull for the footrests.

The secret for that is inside.... 

Front day hatch

An advice: It´s not a good idea to carry your car or home keys or your phone in the kayak.

 Why? Well, you run the risk of losing them if your kayak gets damage, sinked or it´s imposible to recover.

It´s better idea you carry them in the pocket of your pfd inside a small drybag.

Reinforcement against the abrasión under the feet

The backrest with the Goltziana´s logo is beautifull , very long-lasting but not necessary because

the very comfortable seat and the ergonomics thigh braces give you all the control over the boat.

Easy to roll even out of the water

Óscar likes so much the "Force" so it´s very difficult for the rest of the crew to move closer of the kayak.....

Dont touch it  f***** dragons....... it´s only mine... !!!!

He used his poor mental power to repulse to Roberto, but

Óscar didn´t know that he was playing with fire and finally he was beating ferocity (near to dead) by the vindictive tribe...

This boat is a  touring kayak for medium paddlers, more agil and with less volume than its ancestor. 

It has very good cargo capacity and good cruising speed but 

with more rocker than the original and a completely modified deck.

Everywhere you look at, you will find beautifull details

But it´s a beauty with fangs, like a  rose with thorns....

because all of these high quality boats that the small portuguese company produces, are capables in the hardest conditions of use and abuse how they are showed in the last year with the Dragons

Berto exchanging impressions with Eduardo Traveira after the photo session.

The Marlin and the new Marlin Force stay together in this pic.

Serious-minded guys with the Master and Commander. 

Thanks Goltziana not only for support to THOD with your kayaks, but also for stay here these last difficult years fighting and betting for the FUTURE.

For all of us is a pride to be a part of this legend

Be happy out there.

 All this great pics were taken by J. Manuel de Dios.