This group is all about safety, fun, and adventure on the water.
Safety-no joking…do not overstep the boundaries of your kayaking skills or the limits of your kayaking gear. This applies just as much to short, hour-long trips as it does to multi day adventures on local lakes as much as offshore kayaking. If you cannot swim back to the shoreline, consider it “open water”. Texas Boating Law requires a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and a whistle, and lights at night, on a kayak. NO TRIPS WITHOUT A PFD. AAP requires the PFD in an easily-accessible place if/when you flip. Once you flip on a trip, you must wear the PFD, just like every level-headed, serious paddler does on all trips.
Fun–You may be fun if you say “Amusement park rides are for people who don't know how to paddle!" and “I'd rather be paddlin”.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS- Let's be pro-active and keep our rivers and lakes
Adventure– If you are paddle-adventurous, this group if for you. If you are a competent, safety-conscience paddler and would like meet new paddle friends and to lead them on paddle trips, please consider becoming an assistant organizer. Contact the primary organizer: Jim Rankin for details.
Whether you use a canoe or kayak, whether you are relaxing, exercising, site seeing, camping, fishing, racing, and white water adventures are all welcome topics for our boards and goals for our trips and get-togethers
Be sure to fill out your profile to let others know what your interests are. You are also welcome to post on our message boards.
I have made a point to post Austin-area events that may jive with Austin Area Paddler's interests, even though there may not be a particular person designated as Trip Leader.
SYOTR, Your Organizer,
Jim Rankin/ Commercial General Contractor (Retired)