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.

My family has 18 kayaks and 4 SUPs (I have a bit of a gear addiction problem :o) The ones I use the most: Cobra Expedition (18' Sit-On-Top), Eddyline Fathom (16'6" sea kayak), Seda Glider "Sea Ski" (19' sea kayak converted to a surf ski), QCC 500X (16'10" sea kayak), Point 65N XP 18 Spyder (18' fitness SOT), Cobra Wave Witch (11'6" surf SOT), Wilderness System Kaos (11'6" surf SOT) and with my wife a Seda Tango (22' Tandem sea kayak).

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My wife and I (Karen) are avid kayakers and SUP paddlers. 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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