Festival Keynote - "How to Surf Kayaking" with Spencer Cooke!

We're wildly excited to announce that our friend Spencer Cooke with be the keynote presenter of the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival!

From the Charleston County Park and Recreation website:

Paddlers of all types will appreciate this comical presentation on the lessons a group of surf paddlers learned while traveling abroad in search of waves, adventure, and multicultural experiences.


Our featured speaker will be Spencer Cooke, who helped create the Video How To Go Surf Kayaking. With kayaks in tow, Spencer and his surf paddling friends have traveled the world looking for any opportunity to play in the waves. Initially surfing at home on the Carolina coast, up to New Jersey and south to Florida, a decade of surf trips also took the group to California, Costa Rica, Morocco, Portugal, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Ireland, and Panama. Join us for an exciting video presentation that features rental cars stuck in giant mud pits, a bout of dengue fever, and dealing with airlines misplacing or breaking boats. This is entertainment any adventurous traveler can relate to.

Presented by Rapid Transit Video, HOW TO GO SURF KAYAKING is a story told by a group of surf paddlers from the East Coast, documenting their development of this sport from 1997-2010. In 45 minutes you’ll receive a sincere, sometimes-comical clinic on the lessons these surfers learned - traveling abroad with kayaks in search of waves, combined with adventure and multicultural experiences. Initially surfing at home on the Carolina coast, up to New Jersey and south to Florida, a decade of surf trips also took the group to California, Costa Rica, Morocco, Portugal, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Ireland and Panama. Link to video

From getting rental cars stuck in giant mud pits, and contracting dengue fever from mosquito bites, to dealing with the airlines misplacing or breaking boats, there is entertainment any adventurous tourist can relate to. Surfers and kayakers alike will appreciate the challenge of traveling with boats and boards as well as the journey to play in the waves. By the end of the film you might even know "how to go surf kayaking!"

 

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  • Carol M.

    Will I be able to paddle in the area when the festival ends at 5 until the keynote speaker at 8? I thought that it would be a great way to spend the three hour time frame in between the ending of the festival and this.

    April 15, 2013

    • Paul S.

      There's a ton of places within 20 minutes of the festival but you'll be paddling on an outgoing tide. Somebody at the SKC booth can point you in the right direction.

      1 · April 15, 2013

    • Carol M.

      Thank you Paul. I live in Murrells Inlet, so I'm not familiar with that area. Looking forward to it and thanks for your reply! :)

      April 15, 2013

  • Paul S.

    All the cool kids are going.

    April 14, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Oh, yeah! Spencer is da man! Cady and Jonah will be there too, they are the co-presidents of the Spencer Cooke fan club and monkey-in-the-middle team!

    January 2, 2013

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