Sunday Jazz Brunch Trip!

RATING - Beginner SK2 (click on link to see rating info), approx 7 miles, Medium Speed


This trip tends to have flat water, currents up to about 2MPH under some bridges, eddy lines and non-intuitive current flows to be aware of, and noticeable slow-speed boat traffic as you paddle the New River.  If tidal currents in the New River are challenging to you please review the expected tide at the Andrews Avenue tide station.


LOCATION & TRIP DESCRIPTION - This trip launches from a flat rocky beach near the Tennis Center toward the north side of George English Park (the park at the corner of Sunrise and Bayview Drive, across from the Galleria), runs south through the Las Olas Isles to the New River, and west into the heart of Downtown.

 

DESTINATION - The Sunday Jazz Brunch (http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/events/jazzbrunch/jazzbrunch.htm) is a year-round monthly event featuring a variety of Jazz, food & drink , and various crafts from vendors along the Riverwalk.  Please plan on bringing either money or food, as well as something to sit on while you enjoy the music and company.


KAYAK RENTALS - Kayak rentals are not available for this trip.


PARKING - FREE at the Tennis Center launch - don't park in the metered area, there are occasionally break-ins over there.


GEAR - BASICS plus SUN CLOTHING.  Food (or money) suggested, water required.  A line for tying off your kayak is also strongly recommended.  Please visit the GEAR page link for specifics!

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  • Roger S.

    Great weather, the tides were timed well- rising tide in, falling tide out. My wife and I were the only attendees, but we enjoyed each other's company. Best of all, I remembered the route. It was a spring tide, so the water was over the seawalls behind a few houses along the way.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Waiyi

    No kayak :(

    October 5, 2013

  • Mandy A.

    Ain't got no kayak :-(

    October 5, 2013

  • Dina B.

    Hi Veronica, I highly recommend the Malone Sea Wing car carrier with Stinger. Look it up. It is SUPER easy to get a kayak on the roof with the "stinger" (loader).

    October 4, 2013

  • veronica

    I'm buying a kayak this weekend . Any suggestions on where I can get a good deal? Also need a roof rack one that would be easy for me to put the kayak on since I won't have a lot of help.

    September 20, 2013

    • Terence P Brennan ".

      Kayak a few times with the group on borrowed equipment so you can see what is out there before you buy, that's what I'm doing. There are too many options. Just a suggestion.

      September 29, 2013

    • Roger S.

      We are almost obligated to suggest the paddle house on US1 and 27th ave in Miami, which kind of runs the Miami Kayak meetup. Also check out BLue Moon kayak at Oleta Park, since they sell their used rental kayaks periodically.

      October 4, 2013

  • Mandy A.

    I'll make you some of my famous Maryland shrimp salad :-)

    September 30, 2013

  • Mandy A.

    Would love to go if anyone has a kayak I could borrow :-)

    September 30, 2013

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