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Vincent L.


Jacksonville, FL

Member since:

August 21, 2011


What do you paddle?

Bright Pink Spectrum Whippit for whitewater (easy for students to spot). I'm in the market for a fiberglass/composite ocean kayak to replace my beloved Necky which I sold to a friend who begged me to let him take it to Alaska.

What is your paddling experience?

I tried to teach myself to roll a kayak when I was 22 by watching a video, and almost drowned. Little did I know the time I spent upsidedown, in the dark, with water up the nose wasn't for nothing. I hired a private instructor who showed me the feel the correct paddle path, and I was rolling 5 minutes later. Since then I became a kayaking instructor for both ocean and whitewater with James Island County Parks in Charleson, SC. I moved to Jacksonville in 2005, but have had limited paddling time from Dr's Lake to Fernadina Beach. I'm joining the group to help correct that problem.


Hey everyone. I'm "V"- an avid outdoorsman and lover of Jacksonville. I've been doing a lot of power boating lately, but am wanting to meet up with some paddlers to do some "slow boating" together.

What Vincent L. is saying about this Meetup Group

I'm looking forward to the next trip with them.

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