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Chris F.


Cleveland, OH
Hometown: Cleveland

Member since:

September 11, 2012

Tell us about yourself and your sea paddling experience including wet exit experience with a sea skirt.

I've always enjoyed outdoor activities. Wet exits, assisted and self rescues are no problem for me while using a spray skirt.

While we welcome beginner kayakers and want to encourage those seeking sea kayaking learning events and experiences are you OK with being being excluded from events (for safety) based on your beginner status?

I have taken the SK 101, SK 102, SK 103, SK 201, and SK 202 from the 41 Degrees North Kayak Adventures, and have been on their "Blue Moon Paddle" in 2012. OPCC had a great season in[masked] and we ventured out into Lake Erie numerous times (@30 or so)!

Describe your sea kayaking gear including whether you have access to a boat. Include PFD, spray skirt, wet suit and any other gear you will bring and use for outings.

I own an 18 foot sea kayak. use a spray skirt, PFD, wet suit, DSC Radio, a dry suit, as well as equipment for both day and night time outings.

Have you paddled on Lake Erie? If so, where and how far? There is no wrong answer to this question.

I have paddled Rocky River east toward Cleveland with 41 Degrees North Kayak Adventures "Blue Moon Paddle" and "Lakewood Cliffs and Coves". I have paddled the "Crib Crawl" with OPCC twice, and near the "Tall Ships" with OPCC I also paddled the Cuyahoga, Grand, Chagrin rivers, and Lake Erie Islands five times in 2014! OPCC helped out with both the "Master's Swim" at Edgewater Park, and "Cleveland Tri-athelon" near the "Rock-in Roll Hall of Fame". OPCC participated in the Annual Kelleys Island Poker Paddle September 2013 and 2014 traveling twelve miles around Kelleys Island.

Is your profile picture an identifiable head shot of YOU and ONLY you? If not, you will be declined.

My profile picture...that's me.


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