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Paddlesport 2014

The East Coast's largest Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddling Show.

If you plan on buying equipment or kayaks this is the show to do it at.
Over 100 Exhibitors and loads of seminars.

Hosted by the Jersey Paddler this is a must go show for great discounts
Admission is 10$ for adults children under 14 free

Andrew will be attending all 3 days attending alot of seminars and will help any member needing assistance in researching and deciding what would be best equipment to buy.


Mark your calendars for The Jersey Paddler's Paddlesport Show - the largest canoe, kayak and standup paddling show on the East Coast. The show features manufacturers of kayaks, canoes, accessories, sportswear, paddling clubs professional instruction and expeditions, as well as lectures and video and slide shows of paddling trips, expeditions and paddling techniques.

Paddlesport hosts over 100 exhibitors including the top names in kayaks, canoes and SUPs, such as BIC Sport SUPs, Hobie, Ocean Kayak, Epic Kayaks, Perception, Wilderness Systems - Official Fishing Sponsor of Paddlesport, Mad River Canoe, Old Town, Surftech and much more! Also attending will be many outdoor gear and clothing manufacturers such as NRS - Paddlesport show sponsor, Kokatat, Keen, Vibram FiveFingers, just to name a few. Come see what exhibitors new to the show this year have to offer from Sperry Topsider, Stellar Kayaks, Future Beach, Boardworks Stand Up Boards, Riot Kayaks, Boreal Kayaks, Seaward Kayaks and Folboat. Paddlesport 2014 includes events such as the Reel Paddling Film Festival on Friday night. Throughout the weekend, see and learn about paddling and gear from top industry experts at a variety of informative and entertaining seminars and pool demonstrations about kayaking and stand up paddling. From novice to expert, whether you attend to learn or to buy, don't miss the chance to take advantage of professional advice and great show pricing.

The Garden State Exhibit Center, in Somerset, NJ is a 70,000 square foot expo center, making Paddlesport the biggest show on the East Coast. It is conveniently located off of I-287 Exit 10, a 45-minute drive from Manhattan, one hour from Center City Philadelphia, and within easy reach of the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike.

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  • Larry L.

    It was very good. Saw Andy, Debbie and River. Tried my luck to win one of the great looking handmade art pieces, but didn't. Bought some stuff. Exactly as it should be.

    March 31, 2014

  • Jeanie

    It was great!!

    March 31, 2014

  • Sam L.

    Went Friday and didn't find booth. Then I got busy looking for another kayak and took in a couple of seminars. It was a good day but unfortunately I didn't get to meet you guys. I want to go on paddles with the group this season.

    March 31, 2014

  • Jeanie

    It was nice meeting you Cheryl O. Now I have a face with the name. Debra thanks for all the tips for Bailey. Nice meeting River.
    Andy, thank you for your help with the trailer. Now all I have to do us learn to drive my car with the trailer attached to with a kayak on it.

    I love all the goodies I bought. Now I'm ready for cold weather kayaking.

    March 29, 2014

    • Jeanie

      Yes!! I've been pricing them, & the price at the show was the lowest I've seen. Can't wait to use it.

      March 31, 2014

    • Joe D.

      I missed the show but wanted to go there to look at trailers. I have two kayaks and need a trailer for both of them. Can you recommend one for me?

      March 31, 2014

  • Andy F

    And Paddlesport is over..

    Thank you all fro showing up, its great that we now have a booth for our members and ill be welcoming all the new people joining our fun loving group of kayakers.
    I have bought a couple new items that i will be trying out and letting the club know of my results of these items

    to all those who donated to the dog rescue group..
    i cant thank you enough.. its been paypaled to the group already and Deb will tell me the amount as soon as she wakes up... yea shes pooped.

    For those who have interest in helping with the booth next year, we do have perks now..
    We get 5 passes per day each day which gives free entry.
    and other perks ill keep secret for now :)

    I hope that the people i helped research items were able to make their purchases knowing that were not influenced in an impulse buy :)

    Be sure to look ahead for the upcoming paddles :)

    2 · March 30, 2014

  • Ginger W.

    What seminars do you pros reccomed for a beginner?

    March 27, 2014

    • Jeanie

      I bought a 2 piece dry set

      March 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Jeanie, I saw it. That's what made me sit in on the seminar! You got an EXCELLENT price, and now I wish I got one. Next year for sure! But I'm good till then with my new wet suit, thanks to River. Oh, and Andrew and Debra! :-)

      March 30, 2014

  • Andy F

    We do now have a booth at paddlesport
    please stop by and say hi or hang out.

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the paddle tips!

      March 29, 2014

    • Wendy

      What a fun day and such a beautiful dog! See you all on the water! :)

      March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so hard for me to get motivated to drive for so many hours all alone, in the rain and in the city. I don't do city driving much, guess I'm a country girl...I like my country roads! But it was all worth it, just to see my friends and River. Andrew and Debra are doing an awesome job with the booth and looks like we have some new members! River is tired but making everyone happy! Just wish I hadn't taken my credit card. :-0

    March 29, 2014

  • Andy F

    btw i do have prizes to give away so be sure to try to win one.. i made them myself

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Ginger W.

    Will we be able to try out the kayaks?

    March 27, 2014

    • Sheldon L.

      You can sit in the kayaks but won't be able to paddle them. Visit as many seminars on topics pertaining to beginners as you can.

      March 27, 2014

    • Ginger W.

      Thanks Sheldon!

      March 28, 2014

  • Debi H.

    Do you have to pre-register for the seminars?

    March 27, 2014

    • Andy F

      no you just show up a couple minutes befoe they start

      March 27, 2014

  • Rosey

    Can't get there until after work tho-- say 6 pm

    March 27, 2014

  • Rosey

    Can't get there until after work tho-- say 6 pm

    March 27, 2014

  • Leon H.

    I'll be wandering around there Sunday with a couple others.

    March 27, 2014

  • Joe D.

    What is the link / URL for this event? I would like to see more details so I can plan on attending.

    March 26, 2014

  • Ginger W.

    Hi Andy, I am interested in purchasing a kayak this season and could use some direction.

    March 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Debra, you really should get up off your belly, at the show anyway! ;-)

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Debra F.

      You can't take me anywhere. :P

      March 25, 2014

  • Tom

    Hi Andy, Have been kayaking 10 years in NJ bay from Pt. Pleasant to Tom's river and many rivers in NJ as well as the Hudson. Always looking for new items to add to carry-ons. Will be trying kayak fishing this year. Will new some advice.

    March 25, 2014

    • Andy F

      they have special seminars on kayak fishing at the show this weekend .. you should really check the schedule and attend one.. i did last year and its very informative

      March 25, 2014

  • Lynn D.

    I'll be looking for you on Friday and possibly back on Sunday for a bit!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Kenneth

    I reside in Brick and am most likely going to the show Saturday so if anyone is interested in going, let me know.

    March 24, 2014

  • Monica

    I'll be working at the Hackensack River Canoe/Kayak Club booth Friday 6-9 and Saturday 1-6...stop by and say hi!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Lynn D.

    I'll be there at some point

    March 9, 2014

  • Neil

    I will be coming in on Saturday around 11 am with my group NJ Hiking Biking Outdoor Fun

    March 9, 2014

  • alan

    Since there's no set time for this Meetup, perhaps we should post here when we're going, so we can be on the lookout for each other. I won't know when I'm going until the seminar schedules are posted.

    March 3, 2014

  • Andy F

    members of the group are there all weekend attending events, seminars, and hanging out

    no set one time, since theres so much to do

    February 23, 2014

  • Elena

    thanks, i meant, when is the group meeting? :))

    February 23, 2014

  • Elena

    Friday to Monday - is Friday 12 pm a set time?

    February 22, 2014

    • Andy F

      Friday, March 28 - Sunday, March 30, 2014

      Fri 12 pm-9 pm
      Sat 9 am-6 pm
      Sun 10 am-4:30 pm

      February 22, 2014

  • Debra F.

    River and I will be there, hanging out, watching seminars and annoying people. Ahhh, my favorite event of the year. ♥

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Sheldon L.

    Yes and I'll probably be one of those people!

    February 18, 2014

    • Lynn

      You and me both Sheldon. I have my sights set on a kayak I nearly bought last year. I've had a year to think about it.

      February 18, 2014

  • Lynn

    ching ching..that's possibly the sound of a new kayak I hear!

    February 18, 2014

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