John M.

Event Organizer


Watsonville, CA
Hometown: Watsonville

Member since:

November 5, 2011

Why are you interested in this Meetup?

I enjoy the outdoors (water, especially) and enjoy experiencing new things with others. I have a regular paddling buddy (Jenny Scala). Being networked with a group of like-minded people will expand the possibilities to enjoy local--and other--beautiful places.

What skill level are you? It really makes no difference if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced kayaker. We ask so we can better plan our trips.

Not-quite-advanced, by our new rating system. Wouldn't call my roll a "combat roll" yet; haven't rock gardened; but comfortable with self- and partner rescues; launching and landing in moderate surf. Comfortable navigating, though only a few times navigating by compass in the fog. Modest night kayaking experience (have a deck strobe, in case). Have safety/towing/signaling/radio equipment/camping gear.

This is YOUR group! Tell me what you'd like to gain from being a member. Would you be willing to suggest and host paddles?

See "Why are you interested...?"

Do you own your own boat? If so, is it a sit on top or closed deck?

Yes. Closed deck touring (Wilderness Systems Zephyr 160)

Please read the waiver and skills self evaluation in the "More / Files" section.

Done. Agreed.


Retired IT services professional; began kayaking in the Fall of 2010. Enjoy ocean and inland kayaking, multi-day trips.

What John M. is saying about this Meetup Group

The idea of a meetup group is terrific, and the people I've met have been friendly, inclusive and like-minded about loving the water and wildlife.

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