Operation Bumpy Waters

Situation: Looking to get out and work on your Open Water and Surf skills with peers? Than lets get out and enjoy the bumpy water. Here is the plan- free of Acronyms for those that know me: 

Mission: MeetUp paddlers with basic Open Water and Surf Skills develop confidence and competence in a peer led paddle to develop proficiency.

Scheme of Maneuver:

• Phase I Movement to Contact: We’ll put in at 8AM from Folly River Landing riding the ebb tide out to the south end of the island. We’ll use the time riding south to work on strokes and rescues. 

• Phase II Open Water Play: Once we arrive at the south end, we’ll scout out the surf and head out to play. We’ll reinforce each other with observations and shared experience to enhance proficiency in this environment.

• Phase III Return to Base: We’ll ride the flood tide back in to be off the water by 1PM. 

Concept of Support: Bring requisite equipment, water, snacks and communications devices to enjoy our time on the water. 

Risk Management: This is a mixed environment Meet Up that will include open-water, and surf zone paddling. It is expected that all kayakers are properly equipped with appropriate kit, properly dressed, and have appropriate open water, surf zone skills. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required to include helmets. This is a Meet Up paddle and we will assist each other during the paddle and open water session but none of us are there in the role of instructor or guide and all who attend are all responsible for their own safety.

Command and Signal: This is a peer led paddle and all are responsible for an adequate assessment of participation based on their skill and proficiency in the environment.


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  • Chris(topher) E.

    Great morning!! Good all around, with practice surfing forwards and backwards (rather tricky!), work on rescues and other skills in excellent company. A capital paddle and skill improvement session. Thanks Scott; looking forward to the next one.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Matthew C.

    Does anyone have a helmet I can borrow?

    June 20, 2014

    • Scott B.

      Matthew I do L-XL

      June 20, 2014

    • Matthew C.

      Excellent. I didn't see the post in time to make it to SKC. Thank you!

      June 20, 2014

  • Meredith M.

    Work is making me go there tomorrow...my second week of working 6 out of 7 days. I am not impressed.

    June 20, 2014

    • Scott B.

      We'll catch you next time Meredith-Slainte~

      June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a wilderness systems ride 115 sit on top w/ elevated seat. Is this an appropriate kayak for the bumpy waters & surf play events?

    June 17, 2014

    • Scott B.

      Leslie, could you contact me via my e-mail @ [masked]

      June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I sent you an email yesterday. Mine is [masked]

      June 19, 2014

  • J. C.

    Stuck up North. Next time...

    June 19, 2014

    • Scott B.

      Joe- no worries, but looking forward to cathcing up with you soon friend-Slainte!

      June 19, 2014

    • Adam

      Bummer! I was really looking forward to paddling with you this weekend, Joe. Hope all is well and we will see you on the next one.

      June 19, 2014

  • Scott B.

    Forecast is looking to be F4 with no clean surf. We'll make the most of it. We'll size it up during the RECON. Looking forward to getting on the water.

    June 18, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Opps. Plans have changed and I will have to miss the Saturday Peer led bumpy waters day. Sorry. I'll try to catch you next time.

    June 17, 2014

  • Pterophyta

    Dogfish & I will be instructing in NC for the CKC Symposium.. next time.

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Adam

    This will be great Scott, I'd be interested in and looking forward to doing multiple sessions like this over the summer/fall/winter/all-the-time. :-D

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Jane Rosalind Wywrot G.

    can't make this one.... hopefully to catch the next "Operation Bumpy Waters"!

    1 · May 19, 2014

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