Mark calendar to attend Corpus Christi Paddlefest

Three days of camping, kayaking, tours, and instruction on November 1-3, 2013 at I.B Magee Beach Park, 321 North on the Beach, Port Aransas, TX 78373 Phone[masked] Office Hours 8am to 10:30pm Call for reservations for RV campsites back in the woods, or beach primitive campsites ($12/night for up to 8 people and 2 cars per site). There will be a catered BBQ dinner at the penthouse on top of the Park Headquarters Building, Beach fire and dinner, and lots of new and used kayaks to try out from three dealers.

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  • Rafael

    The Paddlefest was great fun. Thanks to Ken Johnson and all the people who help him make it a success every year.

    1 · November 4, 2013

    • Randy

      YES! Ken deserves an awful lot of credit for pulling this together year after year. It takes a huge amount of effort to coordinate all the activities, tours, lessons, demos, bbq dinner, etc. Much Appreciated!

      November 4, 2013

  • Randy

    This year's paddlefest was once again.. Great! Individual mileage may vary of course, and with a huge number of lessons, tours, and paddling possibilities everyone's experience could vary significantly. Friday afternoon I did a Lighthouse trip. Saturday was fiercely windy so I stayed at the Lighthouse Trails area and paddled various demo boats, and my own surfski. Sunday I played in the Surf off the beach at IB Magee. It was great!

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Randy

    Twas the night before Paddlefest, and all through the house
    All the creatures were stirring, even the mouse.
    The kayaks and gear were all packed with great care,
    Knowing we’d all be meetin’ up there.

    October 31, 2013

  • Gail

    Does anyone carpooling? I have room in my truck?

    October 30, 2013

    • Frederick

      Gail, I am looking for someone to ride with me. I have a 4-wheel drive Jeep Cherokee and can fit two kayaks on top. I can either ride with you or you with me. Send me a private message with your contact info and I will call you tomorrow to firm up plans.

      October 30, 2013

  • Randy

    Tick tick tick... two days and counting to THE PADDLEFEST.
    Woot. Seriously looking forward to this year's Fest. :-)

    October 30, 2013

  • Rafael

    Ken, I saw your list of kayaks that will be for sale at the PF. Will there be some sort of "swap meet" for parts and accessories as well? I have a nice Werner paddle I want to sell. I don't know if the Meetup group administrator would mind me advertising it here.

    October 23, 2013

    • Frederick

      Rafael, there is a "Want to Buy/For Sale" area under the Discussions tab where you can post something like this and it will go out to all members who have indicated an interest in this discussion group.

      1 · October 24, 2013

    • Rafael

      Thanks! I just posted it.

      October 24, 2013

  • Beverly

    I look forward to seeing and meeting everyone !!!

    October 21, 2013

  • Dorothy

    I have to be in town now during this weekend so unfortunately I have to cancel. Have a great time.

    October 18, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hi Kenneth, I will pay by 10/19, if I think I will definitely make it. If not, I will update my RSVP. I broke my foot, so I need to see how quickly it heals!

    October 10, 2013

  • Donna H.

    BOI - Born on the Island (Galveston) and raised in Corpus Christi. I've kayaked on lakes in Central Texas, Isle Royal in Lake Superior, Texas rivers Comal, Guadalupe, and Rio Grande - Boquillas canyon and Shamrock Island back of Mustang Island SP but never the beach!! Can't wait to try wave riding! Just worried about getting cold if I spill over in the waves??? What to wear for surf kayaking on the Gulf in winter. I just got back from Alaska. My Alaskan boyfriend an avid kayaker would so be laughing at me now. I'll check out your info, Kenneth. Thanks!!!

    September 14, 2013

  • Randy

    Alright! Can't wait... the previous Paddlefests have been a blast. I'm planning to bring my surfski.. and you know... actually paddle it in some surf for a change. Should be challenging and fun.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Robert D.

    Sounds like fun, but I've got to pass.

    September 4, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    just read my e-mail! thanks!

    September 1, 2013

  • Sheri Isaacson H.

    Is it worth it to attend just Saturday?

    July 22, 2013

  • Kitty K.

    Do I need a sit on top kayak or can I use a sit in? I have an extra sit in, if we can use those, that I can bring.

    June 24, 2013

  • Clarke R

    It's on my birthday!

    June 6, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    So...we can borrow/rent kayaks there? I don't have one myself but would like to attend.

    June 6, 2013

  • Laura J.

    My husband , Brent will join me!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Dorothy

    I might bring someone

    May 4, 2013

  • Randy

    The previous Paddlefests were great. If you only go to one paddle event a year, this should be The One. :-)

    April 17, 2013

    • Lori S

      i second that!!

      April 18, 2013

  • Donna H.

    I'm super interested but have a conflict with the Storyfest my friend Purly Gates has told me about in GeorgeWest. That's on Saturday Nov 2.
    Would it be possible to attend Paddlefest all day Friday, Saturday night and Sunday? I would miss Saturday daytime events. Hmmm. Sounds like a lot of running around in the car. Paddlefest might trump for fun.

    April 15, 2013

  • Lori S

    hope it's not as soggy as last year!

    April 15, 2013

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