Evening Supermoon Paddle

This August's full moon will be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. In fact, this month's full moon is known as a "Supermoon" because it will be especially close to the earth while its in its full phase, making it appear distinctly larger in the sky. And not that we need a full moon to get us out on the water for a little twilight paddling, its nevertheless a great reason to get together and admire the night sky from the vantage point of a paddle board.

For a little more info on what a Supermoon is exactly, here is the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon


The Details

On Sunday August 10th we will conduct two group paddles, both starting and ending at Volunteer Marina on Volunteer Landing Lane. The first paddle will take place from 6am - 7:30am to watch the Supermoon set over the Downtown skyline (Moonset 6:40am). The second paddle will take place from 8pm - 9:30pm to watch the Supermoon rise (Moonrise 8:20pm). This particular meetup event pertains to the evening paddle, and for anyone who attends, we will provide glow sticks in order to comply with TWRA regulations as well as 2 free beers post-paddle.

For anyone who would like to rent a board from us for either of these paddles, please arrive at our shop (900 Volunteer Landing Lane) at least 15 min before the set departure time to get set-up. Standard 1hr rental rates will apply for both of these paddles ($19 for adults, $12 for kids 17 and under).

We hope to see you there!

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  • S. A. R.

    So much fun! And what a beautiful night. Thanks for organizing it.

    1 · August 11

  • Jamie N.

    Thank you for organizing. What a great night!

    2 · August 11

  • Palmer

    We had a great time. Thanks!

    1 · August 10

  • Chris H.

    Tonight's paddle is still on as planned! -- although there may be a little less moon than we hoped for. A clear night sky can be hard to come by in East Tennessee but we still plan on getting on the water. Hope to see you soon!

    1 · August 10

  • Miranda M.

    What's the status for paddle boarding tonight? It's raining here at my house. I don't want to drive somewhere and no one is there :)

    August 10

  • Chris H.

    Here is an update on board reservations so far:

    (1) Maria Chueva
    (2) Palmer
    (2) Donna Kimble
    (2) Amber Whitaker

    Which means we still have 4 boards that aren't spoken for.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!

    August 8

    • Maria T.

      Hi Chris, I am brining my own board. Thanks!

      August 10

  • Candice M.

    Hi there. Would this event welcome new paddle boarders?

    1 · August 9

  • S. A. R.

    I'll need a board, too, but I'm going to check with Kenny the day before to see if the one I need is ready.

    1 · August 8

  • Donna K.

    I will need two additional boards for moon rise.

    August 6

  • Patty H

    I hate missing once again! Hope to make the next event. Enjoy

    1 · August 5

  • Palmer

    I will be there, +1. We will need to rent two boards.

    1 · August 5

  • Maria T.

    I'll be there for the moonrise +1, + dog!

    1 · August 5

  • Donna K.

    I should be back in time for moon rise.

    1 · August 2

  • Gail C.

    Hate that I have to miss this one. Sounds like so much fun.

    1 · August 1

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