Three weeks ago I posted a funny video of a kayaker who attempted to ride off Lower McCloud Falls with the tagline “Kayaking Lower McCloud Falls for Dummies.” The video went a little viral, receiving over 100,000 views in the weeks since.
See for yourself:
I stand by the post, because it’s entertaining as hell. In fact, from afar, it kind of looks like Red Green was doing a kayaking skit. You know, this Red Green:
But I now want to clear the air about the guy who kayaked off the waterfall-
HE’S A TOTAL BADASS!
Someone sent us a message with the identity of the man and after a little research, he’s exactly the type of guy we like in Northern California. His name is Shon Northam and he kayaks:
And he even wrangles rattlesnakes:
In his Instagram posts, he constantly uses the hashtag #thedude, an awesome reference to The Big Lebowski. So, I’m happy to dub him “The Dude of NorCal.” You can call him His NorCal Dudeness or NorCal Duder.
Keep doing badass stuff in NorCal, Dude!
Zach O’Brien is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Active NorCal