(first Meetup so any help is appreciated)
I would like to paddle from Isle of Palms Marina for two nights on Capers Island. Leave - noon Thursday, March 14, camp two nights, return the morning of Saturday, March 16. I have a permit From DNR for 8 but would be comfortable making the trip if two others sign on.
This is a new trip for me, but it looks pretty straight forward. It is a 5-6 mile paddle north with an option to stay in the protected creeks or head out to the Atlantic side if conditions permit. Participants will be responsible for boat, saftety gear, camping gear, food and water. Parking at Marina is $5/night if vehicle has no trailer, $10 with trailer.
Activities once at Capers may include fishing, surfing, exploring on and around island. I would like to make a "go, no go" decision on Monday, March 11th based on 5-day weather forcast. Maybe some local paddlers can help me here, but I would not recommend this for first time paddlers.
There may be tidal currents, wind and waves to deal with at some point during the trip. Even with the best laid plans, conditions can change. I would think beginners with the proper equipment and a few local paddles behind them, would be ok.