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SUP with Lowcountry SUP and Surf

Welcome to our very first, but definitely not our last Charleston Veggies and Vegans SUP meetup :-)

This is a beginner trip and the goal is to introduce people to paddling on creeks and rivers, but all are welcome.The actual start time is 9am, but I am suggesting planning on arriving at 8:45-8:50. To start, we will have about 10 minutes of instruction on land going over basic techniques and safety. Russell of Low Country SUP and Surf will be be providing the SUP boards and John will be providing the instruction. The rate will be $25 for 2-3 hours if 7 or more people attend, or $30 for less than 7. Payment will be collected at the beginning of the meetup. You are encouraged to bring sunscreen, hat, water bottle, some kind of shoes and a day backpack to carry the water and a snack. We will launch at about 9:20, gather in a safe area, practice a few strokes, then paddle out about 45 minutes, find a place to stop and paddle back by noon. It will be about a 2-3 hour trip. We are expected to see a lot of wildlife, such as dolphins, etc, so might be fun to bring a camera, waterproof of course :)

Thanks to John for all his effort in planning and providing instruction for this event and the awesome image you see below!

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  • John C.

    I really enjoyed paddling with everyone! I'm glad everyone had a good time. Sorry for the unexpected presence of some 60+ volunteers sharing the same dock when we launched. I had to adjust and explain a few things as we went along, which I had planned to explain before we launched. I wanted to inform everyone of all the safety aspects before we launched so I could chill out and just paddle with everyone else. I really enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone when I had a chance! Thanks again to Emily for doing this with me. Sorry, I'm just now having time to respond. Hopefully everyone will keep paddling and it will be easier to plan these as everyone gets more experience! :) Awesome trip!

    2 · June 24, 2014

  • Kevin D.

    So much fun! When are we going again?

    June 21, 2014

    • Emily

      maybe Saturday July 12th, in 3 weeks? :)

      June 21, 2014

    • Kevin D.

      That would be awesome!

      1 · June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have re sprained my ankle. Someone take my spot!

    June 21, 2014

    • Emily

      Glad you guys made it! Was fun to meet you both :)

      1 · June 21, 2014

    • Emily

      Sorry to hear about your ankle sprain. Hope you have a quick recovery and can make it out for the next one! :)

      1 · June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love the pics!

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Emily

    Thanks everyone for coming out! It was such a fun time and we will definitely be doing this again in July :)

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was SO MUCH FUN!!! Learned something new and met some awesome people! Full of laughs and good times!

    3 · June 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So we know the meet up is full... But can we still come :-)?

    June 21, 2014

  • Rachel Goulet B.

    Just checked the weather and it's showing storms... Will we still go if it's raining in the morning or John can you send a message or text if we are rescheduling? I'm coming from about 45 minutes away :)

    June 20, 2014

    • John C.

      Yeah, I'm only seeing less than 5% so we should be good to go. :)

      June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like only 10% chance for rain in John's Island during our time there. Hopefully it will hold out. : )

    1 · June 20, 2014

    • Emily

      Yeah I saw even less than that on the wunderground site. We should be good to go :)

      1 · June 20, 2014

  • Emily

    Hey Ladies, we will get in touch with you morning time, by 8am if there are any weather issues. Will that give you enough time Rachel? Look forward to seeing you there! :)

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • John C.

    Hi Everyone! Because of the wind direction we are changing the location of our SUP Meetup to the "fishing dock" at the James Island County Park. After entering the main gate of the James Island County Park, take the first left at the first stop sign, then follow the road to the parking area on the left for the "fishing dock". There are signs to follow. We will meet there at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 21st.

    It cost $1 to get in the park for the day. This is a magnificent creek that passes by the Dill Wildlife Sanctuary. I've led several trips from this dock when I instructed at the County Park this has been one of our backup locations in the event of wind from the SW. We are really excited about getting on the water with our friends on our first SUP trip!

    3 · June 17, 2014

    • John C.

      Good question. They will take cash or make checks payable to Lowcountry SUP & Surf. Thanks!!

      June 20, 2014

    • John C.

      We are renting 10 boards so we get the $25 rate.

      June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone like to carpool? I'll be coming from West Ashley.

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there room for me to bring a friend or are all the spots filled?

    June 13, 2014

    • John C.

      Hey Sarah! There is one spot left. Just change your RSVP to add a friend! :)

      1 · June 13, 2014

  • Kevin D.

    I forgot to mention that I'll have my own paddle board.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Emily

    yay! looks like we have enough RSVP's to make the price $25 :)

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Stacy

    I love this! Thanks John and Emily for planning this! I don't think I can make it, but hopefully next time :)

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • Elaine V.

    I so much want to learn how to do this. Sadly I will be out of town that weekend. :( If this can be done monthly, that would be great.

    1 · June 3, 2014

    • Emily

      I'm sure we will be planning another :)

      June 3, 2014

  • Sue

    I'm bummed that once again I'll be out of town...took me awhile to figure out what SUP was! The photo helped. I really want to try this so hopefully it will be a big hit and we'll do it again.

    1 · June 2, 2014

    • Emily

      Oh that's too bad, but yes, we will definitely be planning another one :-) hope to make it a monthly thing.

      June 3, 2014

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