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Deke M.



Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Chicago, IL; McLean, VA; Alexandria, VA

Member since:

June 27, 2012

How long have you been paddling? Under what conditions? We do NOT paddle whitewater (rapids), but we paddle everything from totally flat water to 3-foot waves.

18 years or so occasionally. Fanatically for the last 4 years. Experience with most conditions except whitewater above class 2 (except in rafts where we have done class 5's in Colorado). Particularly like kayak surfing and fitness paddling.

If you own a kayak, what type and how long? (say "N/A" if you don't own) If you paddle a stand-up paddleboard, whitewater kayak or inflatable kayak, this is NOT the club for you.

I own lots of kayaks. I use 3 sit-in sea kayaks (16'6" Eddyline Fathom, 16'10" QCC 500X, and 18' Epic 18X) and 3 sit-on-top kayak/surf ski's (16' Epic V6, 19' Seda Glider conversion, and 18' Cobra Expedition). Lastly I share a Tandem with my wife (22' Seda Tango). I also own a number of surf boats and recreation boats that I paddle only occasionally.

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My wife and I (Karen) are avid kayakers. I am in the water every week even in the winter.

What Deke M. is saying about this Meetup Group

Nice folks. Thoughtful. Made everyone feel included.

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