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Paradise Coast Paddlers Club Annual Festival

Gaining notoriety as the ‘best little paddling festival in Florida’, the festival weekend includes a day of education from 8:30am to 4:00pm on Saturday the 13th. Greg Stamer, gold medalist in multiple Greenland National Kayaking Championships will conduct classes on ‘The Greenland Forward Stroke’ and ‘Bracing, Maneuvering Strokes and Sculling’. Camping cookbook author and ACA Level 4 Instructor Michael Gray will present an ‘Intro to Island Cooking’ and ‘Master Chef Island Style’. Additional classes on the Fundamentals of Safety and Rescues, Boat Control and Maneuvers by Wilderness Systems designer Steve Scherrer and Jay Rose, and Introduction to Rolling , by both Jay and Greg together, will be offered. There will also some classes introducing participants to Stand Up Paddling and Advanced SUP Techniques. All classes are $69 each per person. Space is limited.

FESTIVAL DAY INFORMATION
Sunday, April 14th 2013- FUN!!!! — FREE


Tour Information
- Introduction to Paddling: 90 minute beginner lesson/tour
Learn how to kayak safely with the proper safety equipment. Get to know the types of kayaks and paddles. Instruction for paddling Forward and in Reverse as well as sweep strokes for turning and how to stop. On land instruction will be provided before getting on the water. After, use your new skills in a 1 hour tour around Johnson Bay and into the Johnson Island Lagoon.
- Beach Mangrove Tour: Fine for all novice paddlers
This tour is approx 1-2 miles and will take between 1-2 hours. You will paddle to one of the many beach Islands around the Isles of Capri.
- Mangrove Tour: Suitable for Intermediate paddlers
This tour is approx 4 miles and will take[masked] hours. Paddle the Mangroves of upper Johnson Bay.
- Bay and Open Water Tour: Suitable for experienced paddlers capable of paddling in open water conditions.
This tour is approx 7 miles and will take between 2-2.5 hours. Circumnavigate Johnson, Sea Oat and Cannon Islands.
OPEN PADDLING – ALL DAY!! FREE Hand-built wooden kayak display – ALL DAY!! FREE
8am-11am Complimentary off-loading of boats for arriving visitors FREE
9am-12 Noon Guided tours to Gulf beaches and local mangroves (pre-registration required) FREE
10am Kayak Camping and Cooking- Michael Gray & Teri Krass FREE
11am – Types of Paddles Talk with Jay Rose, Ken Fink and Greg Stamer FREE
12 Noon 4th Annual Johnson Island race (pre-registration required) FREE
1pm Kayak Rolling demonstration- Greenland Gold Medalist Greg Stamer & ACA Instructor Jay Rose FREE
2pm Kayak Rescue Clinic- solo and assisted- ACA Level 3 Instructors, Jay Rose & Chris Boland(Naples Kayak Co) FREE
3pm Barrel Races- open to any participant- TOO MUCH FUN & FREE
4pm Kayak Raffle Drawing – Wilderness system Zephyr 155 MSRP $1599- ( can be traded for the kayak of your choice of greater value with Naples Outfitters)

The address is 203 Capri Blvd, Naples FL 34113. Isles of Capri is just North of Marco Island and off of US951 Collier Blvd. Expect 20-30 minutes from Naples and 10-15 from Marco Island. The Capri Fish House is 2 miles down Capri Blvd right before the fire station. You can unload your boat if you have one at the Fish House and then park back in front of the boat storage warehouse a few hundred yards away.

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  • Donna J.

    Well organized and tons of fun. Thanks to our friends in PCPC - you sure know how to run a festival!

    April 15, 2013

  • Jeanette

    This was the first time I have made it over to the Paddle Festival, I was very happy I did, I very much enjoyed meeting new people from other groups, although I didn't end up taking the classes I will next year. Everyone from the Paradise Club was very nice and helpful the event was alot of fun.

    April 15, 2013

  • Lynn

    Great event and I so appreciate Whitney and Shanna for loaning me a kayak and John for bringing it. Y'all ate the best!!! Fun paddling and I got to demo several boats, again thanks to Whitney. Thanks!!!

    April 15, 2013

  • John B.

    WOW! What fun we all had ! This was my first Meet up with this group and I give Paradise Coast Paddlers Club a five star rating for he activities and entertainment they provided. I met many yakers and learned a lot just by lintening in on shop talk conversations. I look forward to their next event.

    April 15, 2013

  • Bill W

    Excellent event. Good people.

    April 14, 2013

  • John D.

    Excellent tour and good to meet such really nice people. Thanks to Deb for showing us through the mangroves.

    April 14, 2013

  • Lynn

    I'm staying in an air b&b home on Marco Island Sat. Planning to rent a kayak for Sunday. If anyone feels up to bringing an extra boat, please let me know. [masked]-7806. Thanks!

    April 13, 2013

  • Jeanette

    Bill I will be roughing it in comfort not tenting it this weekend. I will get the code from the ranger, thanks for the reminder. I will be in site 55.

    April 11, 2013

  • Jeanette

    i am going to be staying at collier Friday and Saturday but won't get their until later Friday, I am going to take a class just have't decided on which one. Maybe I will see you there.

    April 11, 2013

    • Bill W

      I'm in A-15. I expect I should be back around 9-10PM. Be sure to get the gate code for after-hours entry

      April 11, 2013

  • Bill W

    I'm camping at Collier-Seminole Friday night and at Keewaydin island on Saturday night. (Hope its not too buggy) Weather is supposed to be good.
    I'm taking Stever Scheerer's course Saturday morning and heading over to Keewaydin in the late afternoon if anyone is interested in joining me for either nights camping. I'll have my blue Tempest 165. Drop me an email if you want to connect at Col-Sem or after.

    April 11, 2013

  • Whitney

    Going on Sunday!

    April 9, 2013

  • Lynn

    I'm looking om air B&B for a place to spend the weekend. Is anyone else staying overnight?

    April 8, 2013

  • Lisa D

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Festival!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • John B.

    I Will be going over on Sunday with Shana and Whitney & can tansport 1 other kayak if someone needs a ride. E-mail me at : [masked]. They plan on leaving abt 6:00 A.M. for the trip.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Donna J.

    Went last year and don't think I've ever had more fun in a single day.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • John D.

    Sounds like a great event. Looking forwards to it.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Lisa D

    To sign up for Saturday classes go here (there is a charge): http://paradisecoastpaddlers.com/paradise-coast-paddlers-club-annual-festival/ Sunday events are all free!!

    March 11, 2013

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