A Social Paddle for Sea Kayakers with California Canoe & Kayak
Where: Oakland Estuary; launch from Jack London Square
When: Selected dates. Meet at 6:00 pm; on the water at 6:30 sharp!
Who: This is a great trip for "qualified" beginners (i.e. California Canoe & Kayak’s Beginning Sea Kayaking class or equivalent) as well as intermediate and advanced paddlers. We will launch at 6:30 pm and spend approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes on the water at a relaxed pace. This is the perfect paddle for those looking to get more time and experience on the water and those looking for a social paddle.
You must have previous sea kayaking experience! No first timers please, this is not a class. As a courtesy to Meetup members that have not completed this level of training yet, which includes practice of assisted and self-rescues in sea kayaks, we are offering 10% off our Beginning Sea Kayaking class on the Oakland Estuary. Sign up online here: http://www.calkayak.com/rsv/dspClndr.cfm?varClassID=177 and enter the following coupon code to receive your discount: CCK-MEETUP-BSK-10%.
Please arrive NO LATER THAN 6:15 PM to sign a waiver and prepare for launch. Sorry - no late arrivals!
Cost is $20 per person. This fee includes boat, paddle, PFD, spray skirt, bilge pump and paddlefloat. Bringing your own boat? Cost is $10 per person. Cash, Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Coast Guard requires that we carry a whistle and a white light. Please bring your own waterproof headlamp or flashlight, or be ready to purchase one at California Canoe & Kayak.
Street parking is free after 6:00 pm. Other parking options are available. Here is a link to parking info: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/about-us/find-us.
Lockers and dressing rooms are available onsite at California Canoe & Kayak.