RATING - Beginner SK2 (click on link to see rating info), Night Trip, approx 5-8 miles, Slow/Medium Speed
This trip should have flat water, currents up to about 2MPH under some bridges, and may have brisk winds out of the NW. Dress in synthetics or wool for the weather, and bring windproof clothing in case of immersion.
ENTERTAINMENT & DINING - Christmas Eve isn't the night to show off your rolling prowess, or to barrel along at breakneck speed. Relax and enjoy the pretty lights & animated creations along the waterfront as you casually make your way to a nice restaurant somewhere up the New River. After the food and drink, get back in the kayaks and meander back to the launch. A good time is guaranteed for all who can relax and enjoy!
LOCATION & LAUNCH - This trip launches from the Tennis Center at George English Park (the park at the corner of Sunrise and Bayview Drive, across from the Galleria). The driveway for the Tennis Center parking is immediately north of the basketball courts. Meet at 5:30PM for an on-the-water time of 6:15PM.
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 NIGHT TIME GEAR. Please visit the GEAR page link for specifics!
CLOTHING - Dress in synthetics or wool for the weather, and bring windproof clothing in case of immersion.