Below are just a few reasons to join the Greater Albuquerque / Santa Fe Kayak Community.

Top 10 Reasons to Join:

  1. It's a supportive environment welcoming all skill levels and paddle craft
  2. Recreational Paddling promotes environmental awareness, conservation and good stewardship, as well as an active, healthy, outdoor lifestyle
  3. Year-around events and activities, including social events, kid & family friendly events, local & regional kayaking trips, and pool practice & skills-building games, all year long
  4. Mutual camaraderie and respect, for both the members of the group, and the environments we paddle.
  5. Learn from the experience of others
  6. It's the best way to enjoy the water in New Mexico, and go places where there are no roads or trails
  7. There's safety in numbers
  8. Discover new paddling destinations
  9. The Meetup site makes it easy to stay connected to the paddling scene, RSVP for events, share photos and make new friends
  10. IT'S FREE!  No membership dues, no charge for outings, and many instructional events are free!

How to Join our Kayaking Community

To Become a Member of the Greater Albuquerque / Santa Fe Kayaking Community, you must first be (or become) a member of  Membership is free and you can register using your Facebook account, or create a new account on

Once you're a member of, navigate to (or search for) The Greater Albuquerque / Santa Fe Kayak Meetup club.  Click "Join this Group" to become a member of this kayaking group.

You'll be asked to complete 3 profile questions, and upload a photo.  Unlike other online communities, we strive to get people together face-to-face.  Online privacy is important to us all, thus the information on this site is available to members only.  Your picture and whereabouts will only be visible to members of this group.

Already a member?  Now it's time to RSVP for your first event!  Life is what you make of it, and this group is no different.  We're an active group, and ready to share our knowledge and information with you....but you have to take the initiative to meet up with us.  If you're not sure where to begin, ask the organizers, attend one of the "Kayaking pool parties" or free clinics at REI.  You'll meet dozens of paddlers welcoming you to the group.

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Greater Albuquerque / Santa Fe Kayak Community
Founded Sep 2, 2008



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