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Saturday or Sunday morning social paddles (mostly paddle boarders but kayaks are also welcome!) as well as other occasional "beach bum" activities such as picnics/ BBQs, yoga and other beach bum type social activities. This is a meet-up for those of us who enjoy and want to preserve the Beach Bum lifestyle. Paddles will vary from back water/ bay areas to the Gulf of Mexico (weather permitting). Our founder, Jim Carnryke (now a Maui Beach Bum) liked to think of it as the new golf course" this case "Gulf course". We are a very laid back group that likes to paddle, think, talk and enjoy our surroundings. If you want to sprint paddle, go for it...if not that's great too.

Our events are "BYOP" ie. Bring Your Own Paddleboard" events, however, there are several shops in town that you can rent from. We recommend CGT kayaks in Bonita Springs 221-8218 or Naples Kayak at 262-6149. Hope you plan on joining us and helping us to build what is quickly becoming a great paddle and beach lifestyle community.


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Recent Meetups

  • February 18 · 10:00 AM

    Invasion of Venetian Bay!!

    4 Paddling Bums

    Our paddle will launch from Seagate beach access!  Warning, it's a hike from the parking area to the beach, so you'll probably have to make 2 trips.  I know I do!  We'll... Learn more

  • January 1 · 11:00 AM

    1st Adventure Paddle Of 2017

    3 Paddling Bums | 5.00 | 13 Photos

    Back at it on January 1st! This is the full Clam Pass Paddle...approximately 6 miles round trip. We will paddle to the last marker which is 37 I believe. Depending upon... Learn more

  • Dec 25, 2016 · 11:00 AM

    Christmas With The Beach Bum Social Club!

    5 Paddling Bums | 17 Photos

    Merry Christmas Beach Bums!This will be a low key event with friendly bums ♡ Bring your food, snacks, and beverages for lunch on the beach!This is open to everyone! Use... Learn more

  • Dec 10, 2016 · 5:00 PM

    Holiday Paddle

    10 Paddling Bums | 5.00 This year's Bonita Christmas Boat Parade is our holiday paddle! Meet at Riverside Park (CGT Docks) at 5 pm, armed... Learn more

  • Nov 26, 2016 · 9:30 AM

    Imperial to Oak to actual Bonita Springs!

    7 Paddling Bums

    Drop in at Riverside Park courtesy of our old friends and paddling allies at CGT Kayaks and SUPS, exploring the route to the original Bonita Springs! Yes, they exist!... Learn more

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